United States Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in December 2020

Texas v. New Mexico

Under the Pecos River Compact, New Mexico is entitled to receive delivery credit for the water that evaporated during temporary storage of water at Texas’s request even though some of that water was not delivered to Texas.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Water Rights

Carney, Governor of DE v. Adams

For a judicial candidate to have standing to bring a claim regarding eligibility for the position, it must be shown that the candidate is “able and ready” to apply for a judicial vacancy in the immediate future and thus would suffer a concrete injury.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Rutledge, Att'y Gen. of AK v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Ass'n

The purpose of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 “to make the benefits promised by an employer more secure by mandating certain oversight systems and other standard procedures.” Gobeille v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 577 U. S. 312, 320-321 (2016).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Preemption

Tanzin v. Tanvir

In suits against government officials, damages are an appropriate form of relief.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Remedies

United States v. Briggs

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), no time limitation exists for bringing charges on crimes which are “punishable by death” under the USMJ.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

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