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Category: SCOTUS Oct 2017 Decisions

Analysis

Supreme Court Term Snapshot (2017-2018)

Infographic analyzing all Supreme Court cases of the 2017-2018 term by legal subject area and containing links to infographics explaining each decision.

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JanusvAFSCMEDecision
Case Explainer

Janus v. AFSCME Union (Decided June 27, 2018)

States cannot require public sector employees to pay union fees.

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NIFLAvBecerraDecision
Case Explainer

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra (Decided June 26, 2018)

The California notice requirements affecting women’s health clinics are likely to violate the First Amendment.

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FloridavGeorgiaDecision
Case Explainer

Florida v. Georgia (Decided June 27, 2018)

Florida’s water rights case against Georgia can continue. It should not be dismissed for “redressability.”

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TrumpvHawaiiDecision
Case Explainer

Trump v. Hawaii (Decided June 26, 2018)

Trump’s third version of the travel ban is not likely to violate federal law or the Constitution. The 9th Circuit’s decision halting the order is reversed.

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OhiovAmExDecision
Case Explainer

Ohio v. American Express (Decided June 25, 2018)

The Sherman Act does not prohibit the Amex contract with the merchants because Ohio et al. have not shown anticompetitive effects on cardholders.

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AbbottvPerezDecision
Case Explainer

Abbott v. Perez (Decided June 25, 2018)

Only one of the Texas voting districts is an impermissible racial gerrymander.

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OrtizvUnitedStatesDecision
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Ortiz v. United States (Decided June 22, 2018)

The Supreme Court clarifies jurisdiction and judgeship in the court martial system.

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CurriervVirginiaDecision
Case Explainer

Currier v. Virginia (Decided June 22, 2018)

Double Jeopardy (5th Amendment) does not prohibit the second trial against Currier because Currier agreed to split his case into two trials.

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WesternGecovIONGeophysicalDecision
Case Explainer

WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical (Decided June 22, 2018)

WesternGeco can get damages for the profits it lost abroad as a result of ION’s infringement of WesternGeco’s patent.

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