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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?

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Marbury v. Madison (February 24, 1803)

Marbury v. Madison gave the Supreme Court power to overrule Congress, which has lasted over two centuries. But ironically, the Court was powerless in resolving the problem at hand.

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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.”

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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?

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Timbs v. Indiana (Decision February 20, 2019)

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to state governments.

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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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South Dakota v. Wayfair (Decided June 21, 2018)

A state can collect tax on online sales even if the seller does not have a physical presence in the state. An extensive virtual presence is enough.

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Patchak v. Zinke (Decision February 27, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled Congress can use its jurisdiction power to affect live cases. It does not violate the Constitution for encroaching on the judicial power.

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Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (Argument February 26, 2018)

Can government employees be required to pay union collective bargaining fees?

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Christie and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. NCAA (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

New Jersey wants to legalize sports betting, but a federal law says it can’t. Does the federal law violate the Constitution?

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