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Recent Decisions


November 22, 2021
         
Mississippi v. Tennessee (143, Orig.)
The waters of the Middle Claiborne Aquifer are subject to the judicial remedy of equitable apportionment; Mississippi’s complaint is dismissed without leave to amend.



October 18, 2021
       
City of Tahlequah v. Bond (20-1668) (Per Curiam)
Officers Girdner and Vick are entitled to qualified immunity in this excessive force action brought under 42 U. S. C. §1983; the Tenth Circuit’s contrary holding is not based on a single precedent finding a Fourth Amendment violation under similar circumstances.

       
Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna (20-1539) (Per Curiam)
Officer Rivas-Villegas is entitled to qualified immunity in this excessive force action brought under 42 U. S. C. §1983; the Ninth Circuit’s holding that Circuit precedent “put him on notice that his conduct constituted excessive force” is reversed.



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Did You Know...

The Seventh Chief Justice


Morrison Remick Waite was born on November 29, 1816 in Lyme, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale College in 1837 and passed the Bar exam two years later. Waite moved to Toledo, Ohio where he developed an active legal practice and became an authority on real estate law. In 1849, he was elected to the Ohio General Assembly where he served for one term. In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Waite as American counsel in the Geneva Arbitration, the purpose of which was to press U. S. claims against Great Britain for allowing Confederate ships to use British ports. In 1873, Waite was elected president of the Ohio Constitutional Convention, during which he learned that President Grant had nominated him as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As Chief Justice, Waite authored over 1,000 opinions during his 14 years on the Bench from 1874 to 1888.

Half-length studio portrait photograph of Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite by Jose Maria Mora, circa 1874..
Half-length studio portrait photograph of Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite by Jose Maria Mora, circa 1874.
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