United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

Opinions Filed in January 2020

Chiafalo v. Washington

Whether the U.S. Constitution provides presidential electors discretion in casting their ballot and whether state law seeking to regulate how presidential electors vote violates the U.S. Constitution.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Ford Motor Co. v. Mont. Eighth Dist. Court

Whether the “arise out of or related to” requirement is met when none of the defendant’s forum contacts caused the plaintiff’s claims, such that the plaintiff’s claims would be the same even if the defendant had no forum contacts.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania

Whether the agencies had statutory authority under the ACA and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., to expand the conscience exemption to the contraceptive-coverage mandate.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc.

Whether the government debt-exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act violates the First Amendment and whether severing the exception from the remainder of the statute would constitute the proper remedy for any such violation of the First Amendment.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

Rutledge v. Pharm. Care Mgmt. Ass’n

Whether the Eighth Circuit erred in holding that Arkansas’s statute regulating PBM’s drug-reimbursement rates, which is similar to laws enacted by a substantial majority of States, is preempt by ERISA, in contravention of this Court’s precedent that ERISA does not preempt rate regulation.

Area(s) of Law:

Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board

Whether, under section 5(f) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 45 U.S.C. § 355(f), and section 8 of the Railroad Retirement Act, 45 U.S.C. § 231g, the Railroad Retirement Board’s denial of a request to reopen a prior benefits determination is a “final decision” subject to judicial review.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

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