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The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson
The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson
104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States


Today at the Court - Thursday, Jun 30, 2022


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  • Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business. Please see all COVID-19 announcements here.
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Recent Decisions


June 29, 2022
         
Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (21-429)
The Federal Government and the State have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian country.

         
Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety (20-603)
By ratifying the Constitution, the States agreed their sovereignty would yield to the national power to raise and support the Armed Forces; Congress may exercise this power to authorize private damages suits against nonconsenting States, as in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.



June 27, 2022
         
Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist. (21-418)
The Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect an individual engaging in a personal religious observance from government reprisal; the Constitution neither mandates nor permits the government to suppress such religious expression.

         
Concepcion v. United States (20-1650)
Section 404(b) of the First Step Act of 2018, 132 Stat. 5222, allows district courts to consider intervening changes of law or fact in exercising their discretion to reduce a sentence.

         
Xiulu Ruan v. United States (20-1410)
For the crime of prescribing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice in violation of 21 U. S. C. §841, the mens rea “knowingly or intentionally” applies to the statute’s “except as authorized” clause.



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Did You Know...

Race Horse of the North River


The Troy Steamboat Company was one of many companies formed following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gibbons  v. Ogden (1824), which ended a steamboat monopoly on the Hudson River. Chief Justice John Marshall wrote the opinion asserting Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. The Troy Line honored the Chief Justice by naming its flagship the Chief Justice Marshall. With its maiden voyage on March 15, 1825, the steamboat would later become known as the “Race Horse of the North River,” after a record 14 1/2 hour trip from New York City to Albany. A commemorative plate issued by Enoch Wood & Sons paid tribute to the steamship.

 

Chief Justice Marshall Steamboat plate by Enoch Wood & Sons, c. 1825 - 1846. The blue transfer plate features a shell border and depicts the steamboat traveling along the Hudson River. A launch holding several figures is tethered alongside the steamboat, likely having just ferried the group of passengers ashore.
Chief Justice Marshall  Steamboat plate by Enoch Wood & Sons, c. 1825 - 1846.
The blue transfer plate features a shell border and depicts the steamboat traveling along the Hudson River. A launch holding several figures is tethered alongside the steamboat, likely having just ferried the group of passengers ashore.
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