The United States Supreme Court has issued five new opinions.
In Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita Inc. the court held that the Medicare Secondary Payer statute does not authorize disparate-impact liability, and the Marietta Plan’s coverage terms for outpatient dialysis do not violate 42 U. S. C. §1395y(b)(1)(C) because those terms apply uniformly to all covered individuals.
Read the court's opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1641_3314.pdf
In United States v. Taylor the court held that attempted Hobbs Act robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence” under 18 U. S. C. §924(c)(3)(A) because no element of the offense requires proof that the defendant used, attempted to use, or threatened to use force.
Read the court's opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1459_n7ip.pdf
In United States v. Washington the court held that Washington’s workers’ compensation law is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause because it facially discriminates against the Federal Government and does not fall within the scope of the federal waiver of immunity contained in 40 U. S. C. §3172.
Read the court's opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-404_i5ea.pdf
In Shoop v. Twyford the court held that a transportation order that allows a prisoner to search for new evidence—in this case an order compelling the state to transport defendant to a medical facility for neurological testing—is not “necessary or appropriate in aid of” a federal court’s adjudication of a habeas corpus action when the prisoner has not shown that the desired evidence would be admissible in connection with a particular claim for relief.
Read the court's opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-511_o75p.pdf
In Carson v. Makin the court held that Maine’s “nonsectarian” requirement for otherwise generally available tuition assistance payments to parents who live in school districts that do not operate a secondary school of their own violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Read the court's opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1088_dbfi.pdf