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TexasvNewMexico
Case Explainer

Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (Argument January 8, 2018)

Texas argues New Mexico is violating a 1938 agreement that allocates usage of the Rio Grande River water. New Mexico argues Texas doesn’t have a case. Will the Supreme Court dismiss it?

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Florida-v-Georgia
Case Explainer

Florida v. Georgia (Argument January 8, 2018)

Florida argues Georgia is using up too much river water that Florida needs for its ecosystem and economy. Will the Supreme Court grant Florida an “equitable apportionment”?

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MurphyvSmith
Case Explainer

Murphy v. Smith (Argument December 6, 2017)

How much of the prisoner’s monetary award must go to his attorney’s fees?

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Case Explainer

Christie and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. NCAA (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

New Jersey wants to legalize sports betting, but a federal law says it can’t. Does the federal law violate the Constitution?

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RubinvIran
Case Explainer

Rubin v. Iran (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

Plaintiffs are victims of a terrorist attack that won a $71.5 million judgment against Iran for sponsoring the attack. Can Rubin, et al. attach Iran’s artifacts in the U.S. to collect on the judgment?

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CarpentervUS
Case Explainer

Carpenter v. United States (Argument November 29, 2017)

Can the government get our cell phone location data without 4th Amendment protections?

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DigitalRealtyTrustvSomers
Case Explainer

Digital Realty Trust v. Somers

Paul Somers was Vice President of Digital Realty Trust. He reported potential securities law violations to upper management, then got fired. Can Somers claim whistleblowing protection under Dodd-Frank?

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OilStatesvGreenes
Case Explainer

Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group (Argument Nov. 27, 2017)

Oil States Energy Services lost its patent protection. Now it argues the administrative court did not have the Constitutional authority to take away its right. See if the case belonged in a “real” judicial court instead.

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SASvMatal
Case Explainer

SAS Institute v. Matal (Argument November 27, 2017)

SAS challenged Matal’s patent, and the review board did not address all of SAS’s claims. Can the patent review board pick and choose the claims it will start a review for?

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ChevronDeference
Concepts

Chevron Deference – Concept Explainer

What is “Chevron Deference”? See the judicial policy explained in one page.

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