Category Archives: United States Supreme Court

UPDATE – Howell v. Howell – Supreme Court Rules State Courts Have No Authority to Divest Military Veterans of Retirement and Disability Benefits

As a follow up on our bulletin yesterday we provide the following summary of the Supreme Court unanimous (8-0-1) opinion in Howell v. Howell, agreeing with the “friend of the court” brief written by Carson J. Tucker for Veterans of Foreign … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Asked to Reconsider Chevron Doctrine of Broad Discretion to Federal Agency Interpretation of the Law

The Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker has asked the United States Supreme Court to reconsider giving overbearing government agencies broad discretion to interpret otherwise unambiguous law. I previously posted our United States Supreme Court petition in  DCV Imports, LLC … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Grants in Veterans’ Disability Case

As mentioned in my prior blog post, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering two petitions concerning the issue of disposition of disabled veterans’ benefits in marital property settlements consequent to divorce.  I have a case pending in the Michigan Supreme … Continue reading

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Special Appellate Counsel for Emergency Appeals in State and Federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

It is the eve of trial.  The trial court judge, bent on forcing you into an unsavory settlement with opposing counsel, has granted opposing counsel’s motion in limine to exclude your proposed evidence from the jury’s consideration.  This is a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules Federal Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

This is a bizarre case, not so much for the controversy underlying it, but for the fact that the district court and the Court of Appeals ruled in the plaintiff’s favor, and yet, the government sought the Supreme Court’s review … Continue reading

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Follow-Up to Supreme Court Petitions Regarding Justiciability of Discrimination Complaints Filed by “Dual-Status” Technicians

Hi, it seems that my prior post regarding this subject garnered some attention.  For those of you who are following this, the Supreme Court denied both the Zuress and Wetherill petitions.  I assisted in the Wetherill case in my capacity … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Consider Justiciability of Discrimination Complaints Under the National Guard Technician’s Act

Two petitions for certiorari have been filed in the United States Supreme Court from the 8th and 9th Circuits, respectively, Wetherill v. Secretary of the Army et al., Docket No. 10-638 here Search, and Zuress v. Secretary of the Air Force, Docket … Continue reading

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