SCOTUS Summaries

Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019): Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause applies to States via the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause. (Civil in rem forfeiture of $42K SUV) (Summary)

Sturgeon v. Frost, ___ U.S. ___ (2019): National Park Service cannot regulate non-public lands (including navigable waterways) that are located within boundaries of national parks IN ALASKA (because Alaska is different). Engaging opinion by Kagan (the hovercraft opinion!). (Summary)