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Author: Rieders Travis

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-EIGHTH AMENDMENT-CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT-RESTRICTIONS AGAINST ENCAMPMENTS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY

City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, Supreme Court of the United States, decided June 28, 2024. Justice Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court. Many cities across the American West face a homelessness crisis. The causes are varied and complex, the appropriate public policy responses perhaps no less so. Like many local governments, the city […]

SARBANES-OXLEY-SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

Fischer v. United States, U.S. LEXIS 2880 (S. Ct June 27, 2024) (Roberts, J.) Fischer v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States, decided June 28, 2024. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 imposes criminal liability on anyone who corruptly “alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a […]

PRODUCT LIABILITY-RELEASE OF CLAIMS

Harrington v. Purdue Pharma, 2024. U.S. LEXIS 2848 (S. Ct June 27, 2024) Harrington v. Purdue Pharma, 2024, Supreme Court of the United States Decided June 27, 2024. Dissent by Kavanaugh; Opinion by Gorsuch, J. We hold only that the bankruptcy code does not authorize a release and injunction that, as part of a plan […]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-14TH AMENDMENT-DUE PROCESS-INDIVUDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT-FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION-COVID19

Abigail P., v. Old Forge School District, 2024. U.S. LEXIS 15488 (S. Ct. June 26, 2024) Abigail P. v. Old Forge Sch. Dist., Supreme Court of the United States, decided June 26, 2024. This appeal requires us to decide whether a disabled child received a free appropriate public education (FAPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through […]

CONTRACTS-ANTICIPATORY REPUDIATION

Tedesco Excavating & Paving, Inc. v. FWH LLC, 2024. Pa. Super LEXIS 253 (S. Pa. Ct. June 24, 2024) Tedesco Excavating & Paving, Inc. V. FWH Development, LLC, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, decided June 24, 2024. OPINION BY KUNSELMAN, J.: In this construction-contract dispute, the Defendant, FWH Development, LLC, appeals from the $678,238.31 judgment that […]

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-IMMIGRATION-NON-CITIZEN

Department of State v. Munoz,2024 U.S. LEXIS 2716 (S. Ct. June 21, 2024) (Barrett, J.) Department of State v. Munoz, Supreme Court of The United States, decided June 21, 2024. Justice Barrett delivered the opinion of the Court. Luis Asencio-Cordero seeks to enter the United States to live with Sandra Muñoz, his wife. To obtain […]