Student with intellectual disability challenges officer’s decision to tase hi...
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Petitions of the Week column highlights some of the cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. The Fourth Amendment bars police from using excessive force to restrain someone. When police forcibly restrain students... The post... .. read more..

Justices to review Meta investors’ data-harvesting suit and Medicare payments...
Monday, June 10, 2024

The Supreme Court on Monday added two cases to its argument schedule for the 2024-25 term. In a list of orders from their private conference last week, the justices agreed to weigh in on a case involving the calculation of Medicare payments as well as... The post Justices to review Meta investors... .. read more..

Justices confirm insurer’s rights to be heard about asbestos bankruptcy plan
Friday, June 7, 2024

Another in the line of remarkably trivial disputes the justices have chosen to resolve under the Bankrupty Code, Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum Co. solved a technical question about when an entity is a “party in interest” under the statute, which gives it a... The post Justices confirm... .. read more..

Required SEC disclosures and erroneous DNA evidence
Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court worked through two thirds of last week’s new relists, though with very different results. The court granted... The... .. read more..

Court sides with IRS on tax of shareholders’ life-insurance policies
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion for a unanimous court on Thursday in Connelly v. Internal Revenue Service resolved a pedestrian estate-tax problem for closely held corporations. The case presented a routine estate-planning device for those corporations, which commonly purchase life insurance po... .. read more..

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