Cases


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14-378McFadden v. United StatesWhether, to convict a defendant of distribution of a controlled substance analogue – a substance with a chemical structure that is “substantially similar" to a schedule I or II drug and has a “substantially similar” effect on the user (or is believed or represented by the defendant to have such a similar effect) – the government must prove that the defendant knew that the substance constituted a controlled substance analogue, as held by the Second, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits, but rejected by the Fourth and Fifth Circuits. (Opinion by )
14-456Alvarez v. United StatesWhether, when a court of appeals issues a general remand for resentencing, the district court may conduct resentencing de novo. (Opinion by )
14-471Contorinis v. Securities and Exchange CommissionWhether a defendant in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil enforcement action can be ordered to disgorge profits that he or she never received, possessed, or controlled, but that instead accrued directly to innocent third parties. (Opinion by )
14-6264Redd v. ChappellWhether the California Supreme Court denied petitioner his federal constitutional rights in refusing to accept for filing a pro se motion to recall the remittitur in his direct appeal. (Opinion by )
14-574Bourke v. Beshear(1) Whether a state violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment by prohibiting gay men and lesbians from marrying an individual of the same sex; and (2) whether a state violates the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment by refusing to recognize legal marriages between individuals of the same sex performed in other jurisdictions. (Opinion by )
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