July 20, 2016

Supreme Court Case Summaries

These summaries are written by Professor Rory K. Little (littler@uchastings.edu), U.C. Hastings College of the Law, who has long presented “Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s Term” program at the ABA’s Annual Meetings. They represent his personal, unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.


OCTOBER 2012 TERM (Oct. 2012 - July 2013)

Sekhar v. United States

U.S. v. Kebodeaux; Ryan v. Schad

Decamps v. U.S.; Davilla v. U.S.; Peugh v. U.S.

June 2013 (Alleyne v. U.S.; Salinas v. Texas)

June 2013 (Maryland v. King)

April 2013


OCTOBER 2011 TERM (Oct. 2011 - July 2012)

United States v. Alvarez

Martel v. Clair

Howes v. Fields; Messerschmidt v. Millende; Kawashima v. Holder; Wetzel v. Lambert

U.S. v. Jones; Reynolds v. U.S.; Ryburn v. Huff

Hardy v. Cross; Judulang v. Holder

Greene v. Fisher; Bobby v. Dixon; Buck v. Thaler

Cavazos v. Smith


2015 Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (2014 Term) by Prof. Rory Little

2014 Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (2013 Term) by Prof. Rory Little

2013 Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (2012 Term) by Prof. Rory Little

2012 Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (2011 Term) by Prof. Rory Little

Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (October Term 2010)