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Oral Arguments

Week of Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20
Currier v. Virginia (16-1348)
City of Hays v. Vogt (16-1495)

Wednesday, February 21
Rosales-Mireles v. United States (16-9493)
Dahda v. United States (17-43)

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Recent Decisions

February 21, 2018
Murphy v. Smith (16-1067)
In cases governed by 42 U. S. C. §1997e(d), which provides that “a portion of [a prevailing prisoner’s civil rights] judgment (not to exceed 25 percent) shall be applied to satisfy the amount of attorney’s fees awarded against the defendant,” district courts must apply as much of the judgment as necessary, up to 25%, to satisfy the award.

Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (16-534)
Title 28 U. S. C. §1610(g) does not provide a freestanding basis for parties holding a judgment against a state sponsor of terrorism for an act of terrorism, see §1605A, to attach and execute against the foreign state’s property; rather, for §1610(g) to apply, the property’s immunity must be rescinded under a separate provision within §1610.

Class v. United States (16-424)
A guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers (16-1276)
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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William Marbury (left), by unknown artist. James Madison (right) by Adrian Lamb, after Gilbert Stuart.
William Marbury (left), by unknown artist. James Madison (right) by Adrian Lamb, after Gilbert Stuart.
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Did You Know...

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

The Supreme Court first exercised judicial review—the power to rule a law unconstitutional—in the case of Marbury v. Madison (1803). In 1801, outgoing President John Adams appointed William Marbury to a federal office, but Marbury’s commission went undelivered and the new President, Thomas Jefferson, upon taking office, refused to order it delivered. Marbury sued. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice John Marshall declared that while Marbury was entitled to his commission, the Court lacked the power to order Secretary of State James Madison to deliver it. Unfortunately for Marbury, Marshall explained that the section of the Judiciary Act of 1789 authorizing such an order was unconstitutional because it gave the Court a power beyond what was prescribed by the Constitution.


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