Case Law Summary Bulletin-United States Supreme Court Opinions
Compilation of online case law summaries written by LexisNexis editors of the 52 opinions from the United States Supreme Court issued April 2010 through June 2010.
- Included is a summary of McDonald v. Chicago, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 5523 (June 28, 2010), in which the Supreme Court held that, with regard to whether municipalities could ban possession of handguns, the Second Amendment was fully applicable to the states and protected the right to keep and bear arms -- including handguns -- for the purpose of self-defense. The framers of the Fourteenth Amendment considered the right to keep and bear arms to be fundamental.
- Also included is a summary of City of Ontario v. Quon, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 4972 (June 17, 2009), in which the Supreme Court held that petitioners did not violate an employee's Fourth Amendment rights by obtaining and reviewing a transcript of text messages sent to him on a pager provided by the city because the search was justified; there were reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search was necessary for noninvestigatory work-related purpose, and search was permissible in its scope.