United States Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in March 2021

Wooden v. United States

Convictions stemming from a single criminal episode count as a single “occasion” under 18 U.S.C. §924(e)(1).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Torres v. Madrid

The use of physical force against a person with the intent to restrain is a seizure for Fourth Amendment purposes, even if the person is not subdued.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

"[For Article III standing requirements], [t]he plaintiff must have (1) suffered an injury in fact, (2) that is fairly traceable to the challenged conduct of the defendant, and (3) that is likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision." Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S.Ct. 1540, 1547 (2016) (internal citation omitted).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Pereida v. Wilkinson

Specific nonpermanent residents bear the burn to show they do not have a conviction of a disqualifying offense when seeking cancellation of a lawful removal order under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The alien fails to carry that burden if his conviction falls under the statute listing multiple offenses, including those that are disqualifying, and the record shows ambiguity on which crime was the basis of the conviction.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Immigration

United States Fish and Wildlife Serv. v. Sierra Club, Inc.

The deliberative process privilege shields predecisional and deliberative documents from Freedom of Information Act requests, but documents which communicate an agency’s settled position on a matter are not protected.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

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