Supreme Court Coverage

October 2020 Term
BP v Baltimore_final_72ppi

BP v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

Can the oil company defendants get the climate change case against them removed to federal court?

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Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

Can Uzuegbunam get nominal relief from his college for restrictive speech policies that the college now removed?


Trump v. New York

Can the Trump administration re-tabulate the census count before determining House apportionment?

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Carney v. Adams

Delaware limits positions on several high courts to the two major political parties. Do the limits violate an Independent’s First Amendment rights to free association?

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Tanzin v. Tanvir

Can Tanvir and co. get money damages from the federal officers who tried to convince them to be spies?

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Facebook v. Duguid

Does the law prohibiting auto-calls cover a device without a random or sequential number generator?

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Nestle v. Doe

Are the companies subject to suit for human rights abuses abroad?

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California v. Texas

Is the ACA’s Individual Mandate invalid now that the tax penalty is zero? If so, does the entire ACA go down with it?

USFWS v Sierra Club_final_300ppi

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club

Must the federal agencies produce their draft biological opinions to the environmental organization seeking transparency?

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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Can Philadelphia ban a foster care agency that will not work with same-sex couples?

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Torres v. Madrid

Will the officers who shot Roxanne Torres face claims for excessive use of force (Fourth Amendment)?

October 2019 Term
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Trump v. Vance (Decision July 9, 2020)

Can the New York prosecutors get Trumps’s financial information from his accounting firm?

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Trump v. Mazars (Decision July 9, 2020)

Can the House committees get Trump’s financial information from third parties?

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.Com (Decision June 30, 2020)

Is the mark BOOKING.COM protectable as a trademark for online hotel reservation services?

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Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Decision June 30, 2020)

Did the Montana Supreme Court invalidly strike the state’s tax credit program just because it indirectly benefits religious schools?

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Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Decision June 29, 2020)

Is the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau constitutional?


June Medical Services v. Russo (Decision June 29, 2020)

Does the Louisiana regulation on abortion providers violate the Constitution?


DHS v. Regents of the University of California (Decision June 18, 2020)

Can a court question DHS’s termination of the DACA program?

Zarda v Altitude Exp Sexual Discrimination_Final_72ppi (1)

Sex Discrimination in Employment: Zarda, Bostock, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (Decision June 15, 2020)

Does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity?


Atlantic Coast Pipeline v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association (Decision June 15, 2020)

Can the Appalachian Trail block the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project?


Georgia v. PublicResource.Org (Decision April 27, 2020)

Commentary published in Georgia’s “official” legal code is not eligible for copyright protection.


Kelly v. United States (Decision May 7, 2020)

Is Bridget Kelly criminally liable for her actions in the “Bridgegate” scandal?

NY Rifle v NTC_final_72ppi

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. New York City (Decision April 27, 2020)

Will the Supreme Court make another Second Amendment ruling?

October 2018 Term
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Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek (Decision June 27, 2019)

Courts will not resolve political gerrymandering cases. They are “nonjusticiable.”


U.S. Department of Commerce v. New York (Decision June 27, 2019)

Did the federal government violate law when it added a citizenship question to the Census?


Kisor v. Wilkie (Decision June 26, 2019)

Should the Supreme Court overrule longstanding precedent on agency deference?


Iancu v. Brunetti (Decision June 24, 2019)

Can the federal government refuse to trademark “FUCT” or is the mark protected speech despite that it may be scandalous or vulgar?


The American Legion v. American Humanist Association (Decision June 20, 2019)

Is the cross shaped war memorial on public property Constitutional?

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Virginia House of Delegates v. Golden Bethune-Hill (Decision June 17, 2019)

The Virginia House cannot appeal the redistricting order on behalf of the whole state.


Gamble v. United States (Decision June 17, 2019)

The United States and Alabama can prosecute Gamble for the same act.


Return Mail v. U.S. Postal Service (Decision June 10, 2019)

Is the government a “person” who can request a “covered business method” patent review?

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Fort Bend County v. Davis (Decision June 3, 2019)

Are Title VII charge-filing rules “jurisdictional”?


The most thought-provoking article you’ll read on the Indiana abortion ruling

Are selective abortions that Indiana tried to outlaw a continuation of the late eugenics movement?


Nieves v. Bartlett (Decision May 28, 2019)

Can Bartlett sue the arresting officers for retaliation even if the officers had probable cause to arrest him?


Home Depot USA v. Jackson (Decision May 28, 2019)

Can Home Depot get the case moved from state court to federal court?

October 2017 Term

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

States cannot require public sector employees to pay union fees.


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.


Florida v. Georgia (Decided June 27, 2018)

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


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.


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.


Abbott v. Perez (Decided June 25, 2018)

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


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

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


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.


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.


Carpenter v. United States (Decided June 22, 2018)

The government needs a 4th Amendment warrant (with probable cause) to get your cell phone location data.


Pereira v. Sessions (Decided June 21, 2018)

A notice to appear under the deportation rule must include time and place. Pereira’s notice was inadequate and thus did not end his period of living continuously in the U.S.


Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States (Decided June 21, 2018)

Railroad employees will not get taxed on stock compensation.