United States Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in April 2022

Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller

Emotional distress damages are not recoverable in private actions of Spending Clause antidiscrimination statutes.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Remedies

Boechler v. Commissioner

The thirty-day limit to file a petition for review of a collection due process determination pursuant to 26 U. S. C. § 6330(d)(1) is non jurisdictional and subject to equitable tolling.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tax Law

Brown v. Davenport

A petitioner must satisfy the burdens for both the Brecht and the AEDPA tests in order to qualify for habeas relief.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation

28 U. S. C. § 1606 requires, when sovereign immunity does not apply, foreign states to be subject to the same substantive law a private counterpart would face in equivalent circumstances.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, LLC

Heightened scrutiny is used to evaluate regulations that lack impermissible underlying purposes or justifications, which examine the content of speech in order to “draw [] neutral, location-based lines."

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

United States v. Madero

Congress does not have to extend Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to residents of Puerto Rico. 42 U. S. C. §1382c(a)(1)(B)(i).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Hemphill v. New York

Whether, or under what circumstances, a criminal defendant who opens the door to responsive evidence also forfeits his right to exclude evidence otherwise barred by the Confrontation Clause.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

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