November Session Recap
Many important cases were argued in front of the Supreme Court in the previous two-week session. Refresh your knowledge of each case and what was argued with these articles - and not just the ones about poisonous love triangles and the definition of clothing.
Walden v. Fiore: Can a person sue a government official in the plaintiff's home state, when the official is in another state?
Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation: When does changing into and out of a work uniform count as time spent working?
Sprint Communications Company v. Jacobs: Does a federal district court have to stay a federal lawsuit while a state proceeding goes forward?
Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp.: Where does the burden of proof fall in patent cases brought as declaratory judgment actions - on proving infringement or non-infringement?
Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.: Can a defendant sued by a state attorney general on behalf of a large group of people move the lawsuit to federal court?
Burrage v. United States: Is a drug dealer criminally liable for the death of a client? Adam Liptak delivers the story.
Rosemond v. United States: What does the government have to prove to convict someone of aiding and abetting a crime?
Lawson v. FMR LLC: Can a whistleblower at a privately-held company be protected by anti-retaliation laws targeting publicly traded firms?
Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall: Does a union's agreement with management before the union has organized the workplace count as a "thing of value" and an illegal exchange? (For more, watch Professor Rosado of Chicago-Kent discuss the background of the case.)
Fernandez v. California: Can one roommate give permission for police to enter a home when another roommate refuses?