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Recent Decisions


November 25, 2020
       
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo (20A87)
Respondent is enjoined from enforcing Executive Order 202.68’s 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on Applicant pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is timely sought.



November 02, 2020
       
Taylor v. Riojas (19-1261) (Per Curiam)
Because any reasonable correctional officer should have realized that inmate Taylor’s conditions of confinement offended the Eighth Amendment, the Fifth Circuit erred in granting the officers qualified immunity.

       
Mckesson v. Doe (19-1108) (Per Curiam)
Under the unusual circumstances of this case, the Fifth Circuit should not have ventured into such an uncertain area of state tort law without first using state certification procedures to seek guidance from the Louisiana Supreme Court.



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Per Curiam, Latin meaning “By the Court”


The majority opinion in a Supreme Court case provides an authoritative ruling on the issues presented in the case. Typically, they are authored by one Justice, but represent the views of all Justices that join the majority opinion. However, sometimes the Court may instead issue a decision per curiam, or an opinion in the name of the Court rather than specific Justices. These opinions are often, though not always, unanimous and frequently address legal issues the Court considers uncontroversial.

 

An example of a Supreme Court per curiam slip opinion.
An example of a Supreme Court per curiam slip opinion.
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