1 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Supreme Court defines important rights . . . but not clearly enough

    Benjamin AshmoreJune 26, 2015

    " Although this was first articulated in 1959, the Supreme Court did not rely on this justification for a holding as opposed to dicta until 1930. Ankenbrandt v. Richards, 504 U.S. 689, 694 (1992) ((noting that language in Barber, first announcing exception, was "technically dicta") (citing Barber v. Barber, 62 U.S. 582, 584 (1858)). For too long, lower courts have been left to their own to interpret what the Court intended in Ankenbrandt."