Prior Weekly Briefings

Below is a list of prior weekly briefings, complete with a short synopsis of what took place during each week. This list will be updated when I publish a new weekly briefing each week and when the Court is in session.


  • Week of May 27:
    • Opinions in:
      • Smith v. Berryhill (civil procedure; Social Security Act).
      • Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson (civil procedure).
      • Nieves v. Bartlett (First Amendment; retaliatory arrests).
    • Per Curiam opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana & KentuckyInc. (involving an Indiana abortion law).
    • One cert. grant (Hernandez v. Mesa).
  • Week of May 20:
    • Opinions in:
      • Mission Product Holdings, LLC v. Tempnology, LLC (statutory interpretation, bankruptcy law).
      • Herrera v. Wyoming (1868 Treaty Between the United States of America and the Crow Indian Tribe).
      • Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp. v. Albrecht (preemption of a state-law failure-to-warn claim).
    • One cert. grant in Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC.
    • Two opinions relating to orders.
  • Week of May 13:
    • Opinions in:
      • Apple, Inc. v. Pepper (antitrust law).
      • Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt (Eleventh Amendment, state sovereign immunity) (see my in-depth review of the case here).
      • Cochise Consultancy, Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt (statute-of-limitations, False Claims Act).
    • Six opinions relating to orders.
  • Week of May 6:
    • Dead week; no opinions or orders.
  • Week of April 29:
    • Opinion in Tennessee Valley Authority v. Thacker (civil procedure, 1946 Federal Tort Claims Act).
    • One CVSG: Google, LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.
  • Week of April 22:
    • Opinion in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela (arbitration agreements).
    • Oral arguments in six cases (of note: Dep’t. of Commerce v. New YorkMitchell v. Wisconsin).
    • Five cert. grants (of note: Altitude Express v. Zarda; R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC).
    • DIG’ed Emulex, Corp. v. Varjabedian (statutory interpretation, 1934 Securities Exchange Act).