The Supreme Court of the United States issued one per curiam decision today:
Caetano v. Massachusetts, No. 14-10078: Massachusetts enacted a law prohibiting the possession of stun guns. That law was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, which reasoned that a stun gun is not the type of weapon contemplated by Congress in 1789 as being protected by the Second Amendment. Today, in a per curiam decision, the Court vacated and remanded, holding that the Massachusetts court’s opinion contradicted the Court’s precedent in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), specifically Heller’s clear statement that the Second Amendment “extends . . . to . . . arms . . . that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” and rejection of the proposition “that only those weapons useful in warfare are protected.”
The Court's decision is available here.
The Supreme Court granted certiorari in the following case today:
Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777: Where a design patent is applied to only a component of a product, should an award of infringer’s profits be limited to those profits attributable to the component?