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

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

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Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania

Can Knick bring her claim in federal court before going through state litigation first?

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Cyan v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund (Argument Nov. 28, 2017)

Plaintiffs are shareholders of Cyan that accused the company of misleading in its securities filings. Can the plaintiffs’ case continue in state court, or will it be stopped by a policy that prevents “forum shopping”?

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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (Decision Nov. 8, 2017)

The appeals court had dismissed Charmaine Hamer’s appeal because it said the court was strictly bound by a filing deadline rule. The Supreme Court decided the rule is not a “jurisdictional” rule, so the court can work around it if necessary. Hamer wins.

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Patchak v. Zinke (Argument Nov. 7, 2017)

Congress used its power to establish jurisdiction in a unique way: instead of establishing jurisdiction generally, it aimed to end a particular case. Did Congress encroach on the judicial power?

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Wilson v. Sellers (Argument October 30, 2017)

Should the federal court review the one-sentence decision below, or look at the prior court’s decision to consider the court’s reasoning?

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National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense (Argument October 10, 2017)

Should these EPA challenges start directly in the appeals courts?

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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (Argument October 10, 2017)

This case gets to the heart of what it means to be a lawyer.  The Court will determine if a court filing rule can be waived, or if a court can give an exception to it.

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape: Federal Court Standing and Jurisdiction

Learn the issues of getting into federal court.

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