While the Supreme Court’s last term included a number of blockbuster decisions, the majority of cases received minimal coverage.
Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute explores three underreported cases from the October 2018 term: Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service, and Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck.
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Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania
Forbes: “Supreme Court Ends ‘Catch-22’ That Blocked Property Owners From Suing the Government”
SCOTUSblog: “Opinion analysis: Court overrules takings precedent, allowing more suits in federal court”
The Federalist Society: “Courthouse Steps Decision: Knick v Township of Scott, Pennsylvania”
Return Mail v. United States Postal Service
SCOTUSblog: “Opinion analysis: Justices reject government right to challenge patents in administrative process”
Bloomberg Law: “High Court Shuts Patent Office Door on Government Challenges (1)”
The Federalist Society Blog: “Argument Spotlight: Return Mail v. USPS”
Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck
The Washington Free Beacon: “SCOTUS: Private Firms Not Bound by First Amendment”
Notice & Comment: “Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck: ‘State Action,’ Traditional Government Functions, and Government-Created Public Fora”
Constitutional Law Reporter: “State-Actors Subject to the First Amendment in Manhattan Community Access Corp v Halleck”