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Recent Decisions


May 23, 2024
         
Coinbase v. Suski (23-3)
Where parties have agreed to two contracts—one sending arbitrability disputes to arbitration, and the other either explicitly or implicitly sending arbitrability disputes to the courts—a court must decide which contract governs.

         
Brown v. United States (22-6389)
For purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act’s 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on certain defendants with three or more previous convictions, a state drug conviction counts as an ACCA predicate if it involved a drug on the federal schedules at the time of that conviction.

         
Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP (22-807)
Because the District Court’s finding that race predominated in the design of South Carolina’s first congressional district was clearly erroneous, the District Court’s racial-gerrymandering and vote-dilution holdings cannot stand.



May 16, 2024
         
Harrow v. Department of Defense (23-21)
Title 5 U. S. C. §7703(b)(1)’s 60-day filing deadline for a federal employee to petition the Federal Circuit to review a final decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board is not jurisdictional.

         
Smith v. Spizzirri (22-1218)
When a district court finds that a lawsuit involves an arbitrable dispute and a party has requested a stay of the court proceeding pending arbitration, §3 of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U. S. C. §3, compels the court to issue a stay, and the court lacks discretion to dismiss the suit.

         
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Assn. of America, Ltd. (22-448)
Congress’ statutory authorization allowing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to draw money from the earnings of the Federal Reserve System to carry out the Bureau’s duties, 12 U. S. C. §§5497(a)(1), (2), satisfies the Appropriations Clause.



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Did You Know...

A Memorial Day Address, 1884


Commissioned an officer in 1861 at just 20 years of age, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., saw action in several Civil War battles including Fredericksburg and Antietam, suffering serious wounds three times. In 1884, Holmes delivered a Memorial Day address in Keane, New Hampshire, posing the question of “why people still kept up Memorial Day.” In part, he said:

“ We can hardly share the emotions that make this day to us the most sacred day of the year, and embody them with ceremonial pomp, without in some degree imparting them to those who come after us. I believe from the bottom of my heart that our memorial halls and statues and tablets, the tattered flags of our regiments gathered in the Statehouses, and this day with its funeral march and decorated graves, are worth more to our young men by way of chastening and inspiration than the monuments of another hundred years of peaceful life could be.”

 

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Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., circa 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., circa 1864.
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President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes to the Supreme Court in 1902, where he served for nearly 30 years, retiring at the age of 90. He died in 1935 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Holmes to the Supreme Court in 1902, where he served for nearly 30 years, retiring at the age of 90. He died in 1935 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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