Supreme Court Midterm Review for Local Governments 2017
Feb 17 2017
The Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 docket is now set. The Court is still down a Justice but has accepted as many cases as usual (about 75). In theory all the cases discussed below will be decided by June 30, 2017. The...
SCOTUS to Decide Whether Interveners Must Have Standing
Feb 15 2017
The Supreme Court accepts all kinds of cases involving states and local governments. Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates involves a long, complicated story and legal issue. Steven Sherman sued the Town of Chester alleging...
Supreme Court to Define Contours of False Arrest Claims
Feb 13 2017
What if a police officer arrests someone because the officer doesn’t believe the person is telling the truth and there is evidence the officer is right? In District of Columbia v. Wesby the Supreme Court...