As 2014 draws to a close, the Supreme Court has finished with its announcement of decisions for this year. The Court issued opinions in 2 cases this week: (i) affirming (8-1) the decision in Heien v. North Carolina that reasonable mistakes about the law by police officers do not violate the Fourth Amendment and (ii) reversing (5-4) the decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens and holding that a notice of removal does not need evidentiary support, only a plausible allegation that the amount in controversy exceeds the state threshold.
So far, I’ve correctly predicted the outcomes in all 4 cases the Supreme Court has decided this Term. To be honest, I’m surprised by the perfect score. But I’ll take it because I know there are many other cases this Term I found very difficult to predict.