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Fort Bend Co v Davis_final_72ppi
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Fort Bend County v. Davis (Decision June 3, 2019)

Are Title VII charge-filing rules “jurisdictional”?

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KnickvTownshipofScottPA
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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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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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Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Argument March 21, 2018)

The Lundgrens have a property dispute with the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe. The tribe claims immunity, but can the disputed property be pulled into court regardless?

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National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense (Decision January 22, 2018)

The EPA challenges must start in federal district courts, despite federal government arguments that they should go directly to appeals courts.

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Artis v. District of Columbia (Decision January 22, 2018)

Artis v District of Columbia, a case argued in the October 2017 term. Check out our post for an easy-to-navigate infographic that breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision.

. The Supreme Court preserves the traditional meaning of the word “toll,” giving Artis enough time to file the claims.

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Rubin v. Iran (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

Plaintiffs are victims of a terrorist attack that won a $71.5 million judgment against Iran for sponsoring the attack. Can Rubin, et al. attach Iran’s artifacts in the U.S. to collect on the judgment?

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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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