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Oral Arguments

Week of Monday, February 18



Tuesday, February 19
       
Return Mail, Inc. v. USPS (17-1594)


Wednesday, February 20
       
Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (17-1657)



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Recent Decisions


February 20, 2019
         
Dawson v. Steager (17-419)
By taxing the federal pension benefits of U. S. Marshals Service retiree Dawson, while exempting from taxation the pension benefits of certain state and local law enforcement officers, West Virginia unlawfully discriminates against Mr. Dawson as 4 U. S. C. §111 forbids.

         
Timbs v. Indiana (17-1091)
The Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is an incorporated protection applicable to the States under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.



February 19, 2019
       
Moore v. Texas (18-443) (Per Curiam)
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ redetermination that Moore does not have an intellectual disability and is thus eligible for the death penalty is inconsistent with Moore v. Texas, 581 U. S. ___.



January 22, 2019
         
Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (17-1229)
The sale of an invention to a third party who is obligated to keep the invention confidential may place the invention “on sale” for purposes of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which bars a person from receiving a patent on an invention that was “in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date of the claimed invention,” 35 U. S. C. §102(a)(1).



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Did You Know...

I Respectfully Decline…


Roscoe Conkling was the last person to turn down a seat on the Court after being confirmed by the Senate. Conking had resigned from the Senate in 1881 in a dispute with President Chester A. Arthur over patronage appointments in his home state of New York. While practicing as a lawyer, President Arthur nominated him to the Court on February 24, 1882. The Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 39-12, but Conkling chose to continue practicing law rather than accept a seat on the Court.

 

Trading card featuring Roscoe Conkling’s face imposed on a donkey. Beneath him is a banner that reads: “I Respectfully Decline” while his hind legs have kicked the “Supreme Bench” leaving five robed justices, a brief, a law book, and the scales of justice tossed about in the air.
Trading card featuring Roscoe Conkling’s face imposed on a donkey. Beneath him is a banner that reads: “I Respectfully Decline” while his hind legs have kicked the “Supreme Bench” leaving five robed justices, a brief, a law book, and the scales of justice tossed about in the air.
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