Babcock v. Kijakazi
53:17A case in which the Court will decide whether a civil service pension received for federal civilian employment as a “military technician (dual status)” is “a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of the Social Security Act’s windfall elimination provision.
United States v. Tsarnaev
1:34:35A case in which the Court will decide whether to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Thompson v. Clark
1:29:42A case in which the Court will resolve a circuit split as to whether a plaintiff who seeks to bring a Section 1983 action alleging unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process must first show that the criminal proceeding against him “formally ended in a manner not inconsistent with his innocence,” or that the proceeding “ended in a manner that affirmatively indicates his innocence.”
Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center
1:13:10A case in which the Court will decide whether a state attorney general should be permitted to intervene after a federal court of appeals invalidates a state statute and no other state actor will defend the law.
United States v. Zubaydah
1:10:29A case in which the Court will decide whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit may reject the United States’s assertion of the state-secrets privilege based on the court’s own assessment of potential harms to national security on matters concerning alleged clandestine CIA activities.
Brown v. Davenport
51:57A case in which the Court will decide how the “harmless error” standard of review applies when a criminal defendant is seeking federal post-conviction relief.
Hemphill v. New York
1:10:17A case in which the Court will decide whether, or under what circumstances, a criminal defendant, whose argumentation or introduction of evidence at trial “opens the door” to the admission of responsive evidence that would otherwise be barred by the rules of evidence, also forfeits his right to exclude evidence otherwise barred by the Confrontation Clause.
Wooden v. United States
1:04:52A case in which the Court will decide whether, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, offenses that were committed as part of a single criminal spree but sequentially in time were “committed on occasions different from one another” for purposes of a sentencing enhancement.
Mississippi v. Tennessee
1:11:09A case in which the Court will resolve a dispute over groundwater rights between Mississippi and Tennessee.
Terry v. United States
1:22:41A case in which the Court held that pre-August 3, 2010, crack offenders sentenced under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(C) do not have a “covered offense” under Section 404 of the First Step Act and thus are not eligible for sentence reduction.