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Tag: Supreme Court

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Case Explainer

District of Columbia v. Heller (Decided June 26, 2008)

Conservative Justices prevail in interpreting the Second Amendment. The ruling determined D.C.’s gun control laws were unconstitutional.

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Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Supreme Court sends the environmental case back to the lower courts to review the agency’s “Critical Habitat” designation.

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Case Explainer

United States v. Stitt and United States v. Sims

The defendants’ prior convictions count as burglary under the federal law.

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Current Events

Political Gerrymandering and the Midterm Elections

How are the gerrymandering lawsuits impacting the Nov. 2018 midterm elections?

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Current Events

The Real Brett Kavanaugh: An Infographic History Of The SCOTUS Nominee

An infographic history of the Supreme Court nominee.

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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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Case Explainer

How Kavanaugh could change the Supreme Court’s positions on climate change regulation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has expressed views in line with Scalia’s on the EPA’s ability to regulate on climate change. With Kennedy out, see how the Court’s positions could change.

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

The police officers had probable cause to arrest the D.C. partygoers, and they would have had immunity too.

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Encino Motorcars v. Navarro (Argument January 17, 2018)

Does the service advisor at a car dealership get overtime pay?

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