Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the Court's May 20 Conference, followed by one or more opinions in argued cases at 10. We will begin live-blogging shortly before 9:30 at this link.

Cases


Sitting Docket Title(link to Wiki page) Issue Argument(link to transcript) Decision(link to opinion)
14-940Evenwel v. AbbottWhether the three-judge district court correctly held that the “one-person, one-vote” principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to use total population, and does not require States to use voter population, when apportioning state legislative districts. (Opinion by )
14-8358Lockhart v. United StatesWhether the mandatory minimum sentence of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(b)(2) is triggered by a prior conviction under a state law relating to "aggravated sexual abuse" or "sexual abuse," even though the conviction did not "involv[e] a minor or ward," an issue that divides the federal courts of appeals. (Opinion by )
14-395Joyner v. BarnesWhether the Fourth Circuit contravened 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1) when it granted habeas relief on the ground that the North Carolina state courts unreasonably applied "clearly established" law when they held that third-party religious discussions with jurors did not concern "the matter[s] pending before the jury"? (Opinion by )
14-1124Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. BraunWhether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state court from certifying a class action, and entering a monetary judgment in favor of the class, where the court permits the use of extrapolation to relieve individual class members of their burden of proof and forecloses the defendants from presenting individualized defenses to class members’ claims. (Opinion by )
14-1123Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. BraunWhether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state court from certifying a class action, and entering a monetary judgment in favor of the class, where the court permits the use of extrapolation to relieve individual class members of their burden of proof and forecloses the defendants from presenting individualized defenses to class members’ claims. (Opinion by )
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