April 4th - This Week at the United States Supreme Court

Supreme Podcast show

Summary: The Supreme Court this week issued opinions in three cases, granted certiorari to two new case and did not hear any cases in oral arguments. On this episode, we review the Court's opinion this week in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, wherein the Court decided that a uniform policy of strip searches is constitutional, even when it results in the strip search of people who commit minor offenses, such as a traffic violation, and the court's opinion this week in, Rehberg v. Paulk, wherein the court held that absolute immunity bars a lawsuit by a man who was falsely accused of crimes by a DA and the DA's chief investigative officer in grand jury proceedings through the presentation of testimony they knew to be false. OPINIONS (click to download) Vasquez v. United States (11-199) Rehberg v. Paulk (10-788) Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington (10-945) GRANTS OF CERTIORARI (click on case name to download lower court decision) Moncrieffe v. Holder (Fifth Circuit) Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States (Fed. Circuit)