June 7 - This Week at the United States Supreme Court

Supreme Podcast show

Summary: The Court this week issued two opinions and review to one new case. We review all three cases on this week’s show. Armour v. Indianapolis concerns whether the City of Indianapolis violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by choosing to reimburse some taxpayers, mostly low and middle income taxpayers, and not others, mostly wealthier taxpayers, for payments into a fund that was ultimately canceled. Bailey v. United States considers whether police may detain a person who is detained incident to a search warrant but prior to the warrant being executed and items being found that would provide cause for detention or arrest. Reichle v. Howards considers whether secret service agents should be entitled to qualified or absolute immunity from a First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim where probable cause existed for the arrest but the plaintiff citizen in the case claims that he was arrested only because he made a negative comment to Vice President Cheney about the war in Iraq which two secret service agents took offense to. GRANTS OF CERTIORARI (click on case name to download lower court decision) Bailey v. United States (Second Circuit) OPINIONS (click to download) Armour v. Indianapolis (11-166) Reichle v. Howards (11-1053)