Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Does federal law permit a non-Indian couple to adopt an Indian child over the father's objection?
American Trucking Association v. Los Angeles - Can a city port agency limit federally-licensed truckers from use of the port area?
Wednesday April 17:
United States v. Kebodeaux - Can Congress criminalize a convicted sex offender's failure to register with SORNA if the individual completed his or her sentence before SORNA was enacted?
Salinas v. Texas - Whether or under what circumstances the Fifth Amendment's Self-Incrimination Clause protects a defendant's refusal to answer law enforcement questioning before he has been arrested or read his Miranda rights?
Monday, April 22:
Hillman v. Maretta -- Does federal or state law control the right to receive death benefits under a federal employee's life insurance policy?
Agency for International Development v. Open Society International - Can a government agency limit the free-speech rights of an organization that receives federal AIDS prevention funds by requiring the organization to explicitly oppose prostitution and sex-trafficking?
Tuesday, April 23:
Sekhar v. United States - Whether the "recommendation" of a salaried governmental agency attorney, in a single instance, is intangible property that can be the subject of an extortion attempt under the Hobbs Act.
Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann - Examining the relationship between "equal sharing" interstate water pacts and protectionist state laws.
Wednesday, April 24:
Metrish v. Lancaster -- Can a state retroactively withdraw a diminished capacity defense to a criminal charge?
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar -- What proof (but for causation or mixed motive) is needed to show illegal retaliation under Title VII?