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Doe v. Greitens

Religious Liberty
Missouri Supreme Court
Case No. SC96751
Argued: Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Doe v. Greitens

Does Missouri’s informed consent law violate the Establishment Clause, where it requires women seeking abortions to review a booklet stating that abortion terminates a separate human life?

Malvo v. Mathena

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 17-6746
Argued: Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Malvo v. Mathena

In the case of the “D.C. Sniper,” did the district court err in granting habeas relief and ordering petitioner resentenced as a juvenile under Miller v. Alabama?

Chicago v. Sessions

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Case No. 17-2991
Argued: Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Chicago v. Sessions

Does the Attorney General have the discretion to impose immigration-related conditions on federal funding against so-called sanctuary cities?

McCoy v. Louisiana

Sixth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-8255
Argued: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

McCoy v. Louisiana

Is it unconstitutional for defense counsel to concede an accused’s guilt over the accused’s express objection?

Turner v. Virginia

Free Speech
Virginia Supreme Court
Case No. 161804
Argued: Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Turner v. Virginia

Is hanging a noose on a tree on one’s own property protected speech?

Encino Motorcars v. Navarro

Labor
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1362
Argued: Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Encino Motorcars v. Navarro

Are service advisors at car dealerships exempt under 29 U.S.C. §213(b)(10)(A) from the FLSA’s overtime-pay requirements?

Hall v. Hall

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1150
Argued: Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Hall v. Hall

Should the clarity Gelboim gave to multidistrict cases be extended to single district consolidated cases so that the entry of a final judgment in only one case triggers the appeal clock for that case?

Dalmazzi v. United States

Separation of Powers
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-961
Argued: Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Dalmazzi v. United States

Does the appointment of military officers to the Court of Military Commission Review violate the dual office holding ban of 10 U.S.C. § 973 and are the decisions of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces subject to the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction?

Husted v. Randolph Institute

Election Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-980
Argued: Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Husted v. Randolph Institute

Does 52 U.S.C. § 20507 permit Ohio’s list-maintenance process, which uses a registered voter’s voter inactivity to trigger a process by which a voter can be dropped from the rolls?

Byrd v. United States

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1371
Argued: Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Byrd v. United States

Does a driver have a reasonable expectation of privacy in a rental car when he has the renter’s permission to drive the car but is not listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement?

Collins v. Virginia

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1027
Argued: Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Collins v. Virginia

Does the Fourth Amendment’s automobile exception permit a police officer to search a vehicle parked a few feet from a house on private property?

Florida v. Georgia

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. Orig.142
Argued: Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Florida v. Georgia

Is Florida entitled to equitable apportionment of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and appropriate injunctive relief against Georgia to sustain an adequate flow of fresh water into the Apalachicola Region?

Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Adams

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Case No. 17-2428
Argued: Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Planned Parenthood of Indiana v. Adams

Does Indiana’s law, requiring parents to be notified when a minor intends to get an abortion, unduly burden the minor’s right to privacy?

Perez-Montes v. Sessions

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Case No. 17-2520
Argued: Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Perez-Montes v. Sessions

In the case of a veteran who later was rendered deportable by a drug conviction, what does it mean to face a “substantial risk” of torture for the purposes of U.S. non-refoulement obligations under the Convention Against Torture?

Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

First Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1435
Argued: Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

Is Minnesota Statute Section 211B.ll, which broadly bans all political apparel at the polling place, facially overbroad under the First Amendment?

United States v. Microsoft

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-2
Argued: Tue, Feb 27, 2018

United States v. Microsoft

Must a United States provider of email services comply with a probable-cause based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. 2703 by making disclosure in the United States of electronic communications within that provider’s control, even if the provider has decided to store that material abroad?

Lozman v. Riviera Beach

First Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-21
Argued: Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Lozman v. Riviera Beach

Does the existence of probable cause defeat a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim as a matter of law?

Janus v. State, County, and Municipal Employees

First Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1466
Argued: Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Janus v. State, County, and Municipal Employees

Should Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977) be overruled and public sector agency fee arrangements declared unconstitutional under the First Amendment?

Ohio v. American Express

Antitrust Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1454
Argued: Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Ohio v. American Express

Under the “rule of reason,” did the Government’s showing that Amex’s anti-steering provisions stifled price competition on the merchant side of the credit card platform suffice to prove anticompetitive effects and thereby shift to Amex the burden of establishing any procompetitive benefits from the provisions?

Rosales-Mireles v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-9493
Argued: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Rosales-Mireles v. United States

SCOTUS held in Olano that “[t]he Court of Appeals should correct a plain forfeited error affecting substantial rights if the error ‘seriously affect[s] the fairness, integrity, or public reputation of judicial proceedings.” To meet that standard, must the error “shock the conscience of the common man, serve as a powerful indictment against our system of Justice, or seriously call into question the competence or integrity of the district judge?”

Dahda v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-43
Argued: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Dahda v. United States

Does Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2520, require suppression of evidence obtained pursuant to a wiretap order that is facially insufficient because the order exceeds the judge’s territorial jurisdiction?

Currier v. Virginia

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1348
Argued: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Currier v. Virginia

Does a defendant who consents to severance of multiple charges into sequential trials lose his right under the Double Jeopardy Clause to the issue-preclusive effect of an acquittal?

City of Hays v. Vogt

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1495
Argued: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

City of Hays v. Vogt

Is the Fifth Amendment violated when statements are used at a probable cause hearing but not at a criminal trial?

Hemp Industries Association v. DEA

Administrative Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-70162
Argued: Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Hemp Industries Association v. DEA

Does the DEA’s assignment of a drug code to “marihuana extract” represent the scheduling of new substances – to wit, “marihuana extract” and individual cannabinoids of the Cannabis sativa plant, outside the scheduling process required under the Controlled Substances Act?

***Abdur-Rashid v. NYPD

Civil Rights
New York Court of Appeals
Case No. APL-2016-00219
Argued: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

***Abdur-Rashid v. NYPD

In the case of Muslims who claimed improper surveillance by the NYPD, does New York State’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) permit the State to provide a Glomar response, under which it can “neither confirm nor deny” the existence of records for national security purposes? (Originally Argued February 6, 2018)

***Lohan, et al. v. Take-Two Interactive

Free Speech
New York Court of Appeals
Case No. APL-2017-00028
Argued: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

***Lohan, et al. v. Take-Two Interactive

Can the actresses Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano sue the maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto V (#GTA5) for violating their rights to publicity by including characters in the video game that resemble them? (Argued February 7, 2018)

Doe v. Marine-Lombard

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case No. 17-30292
Argued: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Doe v. Marine-Lombard

May Louisiana require exotic dancers to wear bikinis and be at least 21 years old to perform in strip clubs?

Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds

Civil Rights
Iowa Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1579
Argued: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds

Is it constitutional to require a pregnant woman to wait 72-hours after an initial medical consultation before terminating a pregnancy?

Koons v. United States

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-5716
Argued: Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Koons v. United States

When imposing a sentence under the “substantial assistance” provision of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e), must the judge disregard or entirely set aside the guideline range calculated according to the defendant’s criminal history and offense level?

Hughes v. United States

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-155
Argued: Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Hughes v. United States

Under Marks v. United States, does a concurring opinion when the Court divides represent the holding of the Court where neither the plurality’s reasoning nor the concurrence’s reasoning is a logical subset of the other?

Benisek v. Lamone

Election Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-333
Argued: Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Benisek v. Lamone

Under what circumstances do partisan gerrymanders violate the First Amendment?

United States v. Sanchez-Gomez

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-312
Argued: Mon, Mar 26, 2018

United States v. Sanchez-Gomez

Did the court of appeals exceed its jurisdiction in reviewing a defendant’s interlocutory challenge to pretrial physical restraints?

China Agritech v. Resh

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-432
Argued: Mon, Mar 26, 2018

China Agritech v. Resh

Does the American Pipe rule toll statutes of limitations to permit a previously absent class member to bring a subsequent class action outside the applicable limitations period?

Sierra Club v. VEPCO

Environmental Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 17-1895
Argued: Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Sierra Club v. VEPCO

Does the Clean Water Act regulate static pollutants such as coal ash piles that make their way into groundwater?

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, Sharline

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-387
Argued: Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren, Sharline

Does a court’s exercise of in rem jurisdiction overcome the jurisdictional bar of tribal sovereign immunity when the tribe has not waived immunity and Congress has not unequivocally abrogated it?

Al Alwi v. Trump

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 17-5067
Argued: Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Al Alwi v. Trump

In the case of a Guantanamo detainee captured in 2001, does the Authorization for the Use of Military Force authorize his continued detention pursuant to the existence of hostilities in Afghanistan?

NIFLA v. Becerra

Free Speech
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1140
Argued: Tue, Mar 20, 2018

NIFLA v. Becerra

Do the disclosures required by the California Reproductive Fact Act violate the protections set forth in the free speech clause of the First Amendment?

Sveen v. Melin

Contracts Clause
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1432
Argued: Mon, Mar 19, 2018

Sveen v. Melin

Does the application of a revocation-upon-divorce statute to a contract signed before the statute’s enactment violate the Contracts Clause?

Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States

Tax
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-530
Argued: Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States

Is stock that a railroad transfers to its employees taxable under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. § 3231(e)(l)?

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.

Intellectual Property

Case No. 16-1011
Argued: Mon, Apr 16, 2018

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.

Are lost profits arising from prohibited combinations occurring outside of the United States available in cases where patent infringement is proven under 35 U.S.C.§ 271(f)?

South Dakota v. Wayfair

Commerce Clause
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-494
Argued: Tue, Apr 17, 2018

South Dakota v. Wayfair

Should the Court overrule Quill, permitting States to require vendors to collect sales-taxes when they are not physically present in the State?

Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds

Civil Rights
Iowa Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1579
Argued: Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Planned Parenthood v. Reynolds

Is it constitutional to require a pregnant woman to wait 72-hours after an initial medical consultation before terminating a pregnancy?

Arizona v. Maricopa County Community College District

Immigration
Arizona Supreme Court
Case No. CV-17-0215-PR
Argued: Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Arizona v. Maricopa County Community College District

Are DACA recipients who are lawfully present in this country while they are participating in the DACA program eligible for resident tuition in Arizona’s public colleges?

Doe v. Mattis

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-5032
Argued: Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Doe v. Mattis

In the case of a U.S. citizen being detained without trial in Iraq on suspicion of fighting with ISIS, did the district court err when it enjoined the military from transferring him without notice to another country?

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin v. Appling

Bankruptcy

Case No. 16-1215
Argued: Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin v. Appling

When is a statement concerning a specific asset a “statement respecting the debtor’s … financial condition‚Äù within the meaning of §523(a)(2)?

Lagos v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1519
Argued: Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Lagos v. United States

Does the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act allow restitution for costs that were “neither required nor requested” by the government, including costs incurred for the victim’s own purposes and unprompted by any official government action?

Washington v. United States

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-269
Argued: Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Washington v. United States

Do fishing treaties entered into with Indian tribes allow the federal government to compel a State to undertake environmental repairs under those treaties?

Porter v. Wisconsin

Civil Rights
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1599
Argued: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Porter v. Wisconsin

Does Wisconsin’s anti-combination law, which prohibits a funeral home director from also owning a cemetery, violate due process and equal protection?

McAdams v. Marquette University

Free Speech
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Case No. 2017AP1240
Argued: Thu, Apr 19, 2018

McAdams v. Marquette University

Did Marquette University violate the free speech rights of professor John McAdams, when it suspended him for writing a blog post that attacked a graduate student and philosophy instructor who told students that everybody agrees with gay rights and included a link to her contact information.

Trump v. Hawaii

Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-965
Argued: Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Trump v. Hawaii

Does Presidential Proclamation No. 9645, which bans foreign nationals from certain Muslim majority countries, violate the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Establishment Clause?

Lampley v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Civil Rights
Missouri Supreme Court
Case No. SC96828
Argued: Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Lampley v. Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Does Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

RMA v. Blue Springs R-IV School District

Civil Rights
Missouri Supreme Court
Case No. SC96683
Argued: Wed, Apr 25, 2018

RMA v. Blue Springs R-IV School District

Does Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, prohibit public schools from discriminating against transgender students?

Lucia v. SEC

Separation of Powers

Case No. 17-130
Argued: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Lucia v. SEC

Are the SEC’s Administrative Law Judges “officers” for purposes of the Appointments Clause?

Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co.

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1220
Argued: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co.

May a court exercise independent review of an appearing foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its own domestic law?

Pereira v. Sessions

Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-459
Argued: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Pereira v. Sessions

To trigger the stop-time rule in a removal proceeding by serving a “notice to appear,” must the government specify the items listed in the definition of a “notice to appear,” including “[t]he time and place at which the proceedings will be held”?

Chavez-Meza v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-5639
Argued: Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Chavez-Meza v. United States

When a district court decides not to grant a proportional sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), must it provide some explanation for its decision when the reasons are not otherwise apparent from the record?

Abbott v. Perez

Election Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-586
Argued: Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Abbott v. Perez

Did the Texas legislature violate the Voting Rights Act by acting with racially discriminatory intent while redistricting?

Doe v. Mattis

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-5032
Argued: Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Doe v. Mattis

Can a district court prohibit the military from transferring an American citizen held in military custody in Iraq to Saudi Arabia?

MD v. Abbott

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case No. 18-40057
Argued: Mon, Apr 30, 2018

MD v. Abbott

Does the alleged underfunding of Texas’ foster care system violate the children’s constitutional right “to be reasonably safe from harm while in government custody”?

Regents v. DHS

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 18-15068
Argued: Tue, May 15, 2018

Regents v. DHS

Did the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security have the discretion to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which exempted undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors from deportation?

Moses and Weinbaum v. Ruszkowski and ABQ Academy

Religious Liberty
New Mexico Supreme Court
Case No. S-1-SC-34974
Argued: Mon, May 7, 2018

Moses and Weinbaum v. Ruszkowski and ABQ Academy

In light of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, is New Mexico’s state constitutional ban on the taxpayer funding of private schools unconstitutional religious discrimination?

Nevada Department of Corrections vs. District Court (Dozier (Scott))

Death Penalty
Nevada Supreme Court
Case No. 74679
Argued: Tue, May 8, 2018

Nevada Department of Corrections vs. District Court (Dozier (Scott))

Does the use of a paralytic drug in a lethal injection protocol violate the Eighth Amendment?

Prevent Sanctuary Cities v. Haley

Immigration
Nevada Supreme Court
Case No. 74966
Argued: Tue, May 8, 2018

Prevent Sanctuary Cities v. Haley

Is a proposed Nevada ballot initiative that would require state and local officials to always assist federal immigration enforcement “excessively broad and general”?

Orus Berkley v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

Separation of Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 18-1042
Argued: Thu, May 10, 2018

Orus Berkley v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

Is Congress’ delegation of eminent domain power to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an impermissible delegation of legislative power?

Doe v. Boyertown School District

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Case No. 17-3113
Argued: Thu, May 24, 2018

Doe v. Boyertown School District

May a school district be compelled to sex segregate its facilities so that transgender students must be forbidden from using the bathrooms and locker rooms that conform to their preferred gender?

Mitchell v. Roberts

Civil Rights
Utah Supreme Court
Case No. 20170447
Argued: Mon, May 14, 2018

Mitchell v. Roberts

In the case of a former D.C. federal judge sued for rape, was it constitutional for Utah to revive and extend an expired statute of limitations for child sex assault?

Zullo v. Vermont

Fourth Amendment
Vermont Supreme Court
Case No. 17-284a
Argued: Wed, May 30, 2018

Zullo v. Vermont

Is Vermont’s “sniff test” policy lawful, where it allows a state police trooper to order the search of a vehicle based upon the smell of marijuana?

Nwanguma, et al. v. Donald Trump

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Case No. 17-6290
Argued: Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Nwanguma, et al. v. Donald Trump

Does the First Amendment protect Donald Trump from liability for injuries that followed from his encouraging supporters to forcibly eject protestors from his rallies?

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

Federalism
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case No. 18-1638
Argued: Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

Does Native American tribal immunity shield tribes from Patent Trial and Appeal Board review of intellectual property claims?

Planned Parenthood v. Smith

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case No. 17-50282
Argued: Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Planned Parenthood v. Smith

May Texas deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood based on the claim that it violated accepted medical and ethical standards?

Amarin v. ITC

Civil Procedure
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case No. 18-1247
Argued: Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Amarin v. ITC

Can private parties bring complaints before the International Trade Commission to enforce the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act?

Shepard v. Florida

Criminal Procedure
Florida Supreme Court
Case No. SC17-1952
Argued: Wed, Jun 6, 2018

Shepard v. Florida

Is a car a deadly weapon?

Americans for Prosperity Found v. Becerra

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 16-55727
Argued: Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Americans for Prosperity Found v. Becerra

Is California Government Code § 12580 et seq. which requires political organizations to disclose the identities of their donors constitutional?

Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 16-56855
Argued: Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra

May California require political organizations to annually submit their IRS Form 990, Schedule B, which lists their donor information?

Glass v. Paxton

First Amendment
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case No. 17-50641
Argued: Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Glass v. Paxton

Do Texas’ campus carry law and the University of Texas’ campus carry policy chill academic freedom by allowing students to carry firearms on campus?

Citizens Protecting MI’s Constitution v Secretary of State

Election Law
Michigan Supreme Court
Case No. 18-157925
Argued: Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Citizens Protecting MI’s Constitution v Secretary of State

Does a Michigan ballot initiative to create an independent redistricting commission comply violate the State’s constitution?

Broward Bulldog v. DOJ

FOIA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case No. 17-13787
Argued: Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Broward Bulldog v. DOJ

Did the DOJ properly withhold documents related to Saudi involvement in the September 11th attacks?

EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Andrew Beshear et al.

Abortion
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Case No. 17-6151
Argued: Wed, Jul 25, 2018

EMW Women’s Surgical Center v. Andrew Beshear et al.

May Kentucky require doctors to show images of a fetal ultrasound and play audio of a fetal heartbeat before performing an abortion?

Hawaii v. Trump

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-16426
Argued: Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Hawaii v. Trump

Is the Trump Administration’s narrow definition of “close family member” and “bona fide” traveler consistent with the Supreme Court’s modification of the preliminary injunction issued in Trump v. Hawaii?

Center for Bio. Diversity v. USDHS

Environmental Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 18-55474
Argued: Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Center for Bio. Diversity v. USDHS

Did the Trump Administration improperly waive environmental regulations in order to build the wall on the southern border?

Ragbir v. Homan

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Case No. 18-1597
Argued: Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Ragbir v. Homan

Can an immigration activist stay his deportation on the ground that ICE targeted him in retaliation for his advocacy in violation of the First Amendment?

United States v. Hasbajrami

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Case No. 17-2669
Argued: Mon, Aug 27, 2018

United States v. Hasbajrami

Must evidence obtained under #FISA be suppressed where the government knew, or had reason to know, the communications of U.S. persons would be collected?

Florida v. Peraza

Criminal Procedure
Florida Supreme Court
Case No. SC17-1978
Argued: Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Florida v. Peraza

May a police officer invoke Florida’s #StandYourGround law as a defense when prosecuted for shooting an unarmed criminal suspect?

In re City of Dickinson

Evidence
Texas Supreme Court
Case No. 17-0020
Argued: Wed, Sep 12, 2018

In re City of Dickinson

Are materials counsel share with an expert witness protected by the attorney-client privilege?

First Amendment Coalition v. Ryan

Death Penalty
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-16330
Argued: Wed, Sep 12, 2018

First Amendment Coalition v. Ryan

Does the public have a right to know details about the procedures, drugs, and identities of individuals involved in a state’s execution protocol?

Electronic Privacy Information v. IRS

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 17-5225
Argued: Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Electronic Privacy Information v. IRS

Are the tax returns of Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) public records subject to release under FOIA?

U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge

Bankruptcy
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-1509
Argued: Tue, Oct 31, 2017

U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge

Is the appropriate standard of review for determining non-statutory insider status in a bankruptcy proceeding the de novo standard of review applied by the Third, Seventh and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, or the clearly erroneous standard of review adopted for the first time by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in this action?

Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools

Religious Liberty
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Case No. 17-1683
Argued: Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools

Does a high school’s performance of a live Nativity scene violate the Establishment Clause?

Wilson v. Sellers

Habeas Corpus
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-6855
Argued: Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Wilson v. Sellers

Did the Court’s decision in Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86 (2011), silently abrogate the presumption set forth in Ylst v. Nunnemaker, 501 U.S. 797 (1991), that a federal court sitting in habeas proceedings should “look through” a summary state court ruling to review the last reasoned decision?

Ayestas v. Davis

U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-6795
Argued: Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Ayestas v. Davis

Did the Fifth Circuit err in holding that 18 U.S.C. § 3599(f) withholds “reasonably necessary” resources to investigate and develop an IAC claim that state habeas counsel forfeited, where the claimant’s existing evidence does not meet the ultimate burden of proof at the time the § 3599(f) motion is made?

Smith v. Trump

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 16-5377
Argued: Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Smith v. Trump

May a service member object to a deployment to combat ISIS as unauthorized by Congress?

BMG v. Cox Communications

Intellectual Property
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 16-1972
Argued: Wed, Oct 25, 2017

BMG v. Cox Communications

When is an internet service provider responsible for copyright infringement by its users?

Garza v. Hargan

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 17-5236
Argued: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Garza v. Hargan

May a non-citizen minor, detained by immigration officials, be denied access to abortion services?

National Assn. of Mfrs. v. Department of Defense

Environmental Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-299
Argued: Wed, Oct 11, 2017

National Assn. of Mfrs. v. Department of Defense

Can Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction over an appeal that is statutorily timely, as some circuit courts have concluded, or is it instead a nonjurisdictional claim-processing rule because it is not derived from a statute, as other circuits have concluded, and therefore subject to equitable considerations such as forfeiture, waiver and the unique-circumstances doctrine?

Jesner v. Arab Bank

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-499
Argued: Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Jesner v. Arab Bank

Can corporations be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute?

***Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Serv. of Chicago

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-658
Argued: Tue, Oct 10, 2017

***Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Serv. of Chicago

Can Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction over an appeal that is statutorily timely, as some circuit courts have concluded, or is it instead a nonjurisdictional claim-processing rule because it is not derived from a statute, as other circuits have concluded, and therefore subject to equitable considerations such as forfeiture, waiver and the unique-circumstances doctrine?

Williams v. Gaye

Intellectual Property
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 15-56880
Argued: Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Williams v. Gaye

Did the song “Blurred Lines” infringe upon the Marvin Gaye song “Got To Give It Up”?

***Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc

Labor
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Case No. 15-3775
Argued: Wed, Oct 4, 2017

***Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc

Does discrimination based upon sexual orientation constitute “gender discrimination” for the purposes of Title VII?

Class v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-424
Argued: Wed, Oct 4, 2017

Class v. United States

Does a guilty plea inherently waive a defendant’s right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction?

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-1485
Argued: Wed, Oct 4, 2017

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Did police officers who found late-night partiers inside a vacant home belonging to someone else have probable cause to arrest the partiers for trespassing under the Fourth Amendment? And in particular, when the owner of a vacant home informs police that he has not authorized entry, does an officer assessing probable cause to arrest those inside for trespassing discredit the suspects’ questionable claims of an innocent mental state?

Jennings v. Rodriguez

Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-1204
Argued: Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Jennings v. Rodriguez

Must aliens seeking admission to the United States who are subject to mandatory detention be afforded bond hearings, with the possibility of release into the United States, if detention lasts six months?

Gill v. Whitford

Election Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1161
Argued: Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Gill v. Whitford

Are partisan-gerrymandering claims justiciable?

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis

Labor
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-285
Argued: Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis

Is an agreement that requires an employer and an employee to resolve employment-related disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act, notwithstanding the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act?

Sessions v. Dimaya

Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-1498
Argued: Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Sessions v. Dimaya

Is 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act’s provisions governing an alien’s removal from the United States, unconstitutionally vague?

Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple

Intellectual Property
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-777
Argued: Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple

1. Where a design patent includes unprotected non-ornamental features, should a district court be required to limit that patent to its protected ornamental scope? 2. Where a design patent is applied to only a component of a product, should an award of an infringer’s profits be limited to those profits attributable to the component?

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Fish and Wildlife Service

Environmental Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-71
Argued: Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Fish and Wildlife Service

Does the Endangered Species Act prohibit designation of private land as unoccupied critical habitat that is neither habitat nor essential to species conservation?

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

Civil Rights
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-587
Argued: Mon, Oct 1, 2018

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, does the twenty-employee minimum that applies to private employers apply to political subdivisions of a State?

Gundy v. United States

Separation of Powers
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-6086
Argued: Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Gundy v. United States

Does SORNA’s delegation of authority to the Attorney General to issue regulations under 42 U.S.C. § 16913(d) violate the nondelegation doctrine?

Madison v. Alabama

Death Penalty
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-7505
Argued: Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Madison v. Alabama

May the State execute a prisoner whose mental disability leaves him without memory of his commission of the capital offense?

Knick v. Scott

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-647
Argued: Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Knick v. Scott

Must property owners exhaust state court remedies to ripen federal takings claims?

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-340
Argued: Wed, Oct 3, 2018

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

Is the FAA’s exemption for “contracts of employment” inapplicable to independent contractor agreements?

Cedar v. Johnson

Torts
South Dakota Supreme Court
Case No. 28441
Argued: Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Cedar v. Johnson

Must a plaintiff establish the pecuniary value of his loss of consortium to recover against the mistress of his spouse?

Pitch v. United States

Civil Procedure
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case No. 17-15016
Argued: Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Pitch v. United States

May a district judge unseal grand jury records from 1946 at the request of a historian?

Iran v. United States (Morning Session)

International Law
International Court of Justice
Case No. 164
Argued: Mon, Oct 8, 2018

Iran v. United States (Morning Session)

Under the 1955 Treaty of Amity, does the ICJ have jurisdiction to decide the legality of the United States’ policy of freezing Iranian assets?

Iran v. United States (Afternoon Session)

International Law
International Court of Justice
Case No. 164
Argued: Mon, Oct 8, 2018

Iran v. United States (Afternoon Session)

Under the 1955 Treaty of Amity, does the ICJ have jurisdiction to decide the legality of the United States’ policy of freezing Iranian assets?

Davis v. Guam

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-15719
Argued: Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Davis v. Guam

Does Guam’s exclusion of non-Chamorus from voting in its plebiscite on statehood violate Equal Protection?

Karnoski v. Trump

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 18-35347
Argued: Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Karnoski v. Trump

Does President Trump’s ban on transgender military service-members violate Equal Protection?

Stokeling v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-5554
Argued: Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Stokeling v. United States

Is a robbery offense that requires overcoming “victim resistance” as an element categorically a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act?

United States v. Stitt

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-765
Argued: Tue, Oct 9, 2018

United States v. Stitt

Is the burglary of a nonpermanent or mobile home a “burglary” under the Armed Career Criminal Act?

Nielsen v. Preap

Immigration
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1363
Argued: Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Nielsen v. Preap

Is a criminal alien exempt from mandatory detention if, after the alien is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take him into immigration custody immediately?

Air and Liquid Systems v. DeVries

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1104
Argued: Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Air and Liquid Systems v. DeVries

Can products-liability defendants be held liable under maritime law for injuries caused by products that they did not make, sell, or distribute?

Gaylor v. Peecher

Religious Liberty
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Case No. 18-1277
Argued: Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Gaylor v. Peecher

Does the income tax exemption for housing provided to religious clergy violate the Establishment Clause?

Ragbir v Homan

Free Speech
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Case No. 18-1597
Argued: Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Ragbir v Homan

May non-citizens enjoin their deportation if it can be shown that ICE targeted them for removal because of their political advocacy?

Hately v. Watts

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 18-1306
Argued: Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Hately v. Watts

Does opening an email exempt it from the privacy protections of the Stored Communications Act?

Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc.

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1272
Argued: Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc.

Does the Federal Arbitration Act permit a court to decline to enforce an agreement delegating questions of arbitrability to an arbitrator if the court concludes the claim of arbitrability is “wholly groundless”?

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-988
Argued: Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela

Does the Federal Arbitration Act foreclose a state-law interpretation of an arbitration agreement that would authorize class arbitration?

WA Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1498
Argued: Tue, Oct 30, 2018

WA Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

Does the Yakama Treaty of 1855 creates a right for tribal members to avoid state taxes on off-reservation commercial activities that make use of public highways?

Garza v. Idaho

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1026
Argued: Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Garza v. Idaho

Does the “presumption of prejudice” apply where a defendant instructs his counsel to file an appeal but counsel fails to do so because the defendant’s plea agreement included an appeal waiver?

Frank v. Gaos

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-961
Argued: Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Frank v. Gaos

Does a cy pres award of class action proceeds that provides no direct relief to class members supports class certification?

Jam v. International Finance Corp.

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1011
Argued: Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Jam v. International Finance Corp.

Does the International Organizations Immunities Act confers the same immunity given foreign governments under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act?

Carpenter v. United States

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-402
Argued: Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Carpenter v. United States

Is the warrantless seizure and search of historical cell phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell phone user over the course of 127 days permitted by the Fourth Amendment?

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Cty. Employees

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 15-1439
Argued: Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver Cty. Employees

Do state courts lack subject matter jurisdiction over covered class actions that allege only Securities Act of 1933 claims?

Digital Realty Trust v. Somers

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1276
Argued: Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Digital Realty Trust v. Somers

Does the anti-retaliation provision for ”whistleblowers” in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 extend to individuals who have not reported alleged misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission and thus fall outside the Act’s definition of a ”whistleblower”?

Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Separation of Powers
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-712
Argued: Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Do inter partes review—an adversarial process used by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to analyze the validity of existing patents—violate the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury?

SAS Institute v. Matal

Intellectual Property
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-969
Argued: Mon, Nov 27, 2017

SAS Institute v. Matal

Does 35 U.S.C. § 318(a), which provides that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review “shall issue a final written decision with respect to the patentability of any patent claim challenged by the petitioner,” require that Board to issue a final written decision as to every claim challenged by the petitioner, or does it allow that Board to issue a final written decision with respect to the patentability of only some patent claims, as the Federal Circuit held?

City of El Cenizo v. Texas

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case No. 17-50762
Argued: Tue, Nov 7, 2017

City of El Cenizo v. Texas

Is Texas’ SB4 sanctuary cities bill, which requires municipalities to enforce immigration laws, preempted by federal law; and alternatively does it violate the First and Fifth Amendments?

Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting

Bankruptcy
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-784
Argued: Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting

Does the safe harbor of 11 U.S.C. § 546(e) prohibit avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution, without regard to whether the institution has a beneficial interest in the property transferred, consistent with decisions from the Second, Third, Sixth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits, but contrary to decisions from the Eleventh Circuit and now the Seventh Circuit?

Artis v. District of Columbia

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-460
Argued: Wed, Nov 1, 2017

Artis v. District of Columbia

When exercising supplemental jurisdiction, does the tolling provision in 28 U.S.C. § 1367(d) suspend the limitations period for the state law claim while the claim is pending and for thirty days after the claim is dismissed or provide 30 days beyond the dismissal for the plaintiff to refile?

In re Grand Jury Investigation

Separation of Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-3052
Argued: Thu, Nov 8, 2018

In re Grand Jury Investigation

Was the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel unconstitutional for violating the Appointments Clause?

Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1275
Argued: Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren

Does the Atomic Energy Act preempt a state law that regulates uranium mining?

Bucklew v. Precythe

Death Penalty
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-8151
Argued: Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Bucklew v. Precythe

Must an inmate prove an adequate alternative method of execution when raising an as-applied challenge to the state’s proposed method of execution?

BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos

Tax
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1042
Argued: Tue, Nov 6, 2018

BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos

Is a railroad’s payment to an employee for time lost from work is subject to employment taxes under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act?

Republic of Sudan v. Harrison

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1094
Argued: Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Republic of Sudan v. Harrison

May plaintiffs suing a foreign state under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act serve the foreign state “via” or in “care of” the foreign state’s diplomatic mission in the United States?

Culbertson v. Berryhill

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-773
Argued: Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Culbertson v. Berryhill

Does the 25-percent cap on attorneys’ fees in Social Security cases apply only to fees for representation in court or also fees for representation before the agency?

Finch v. McKoy

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 17-6518
Argued: Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Finch v. McKoy

Can “new evidence” discovered 40 years after a murder conviction be sufficient to support a habeas petition for actual innocence?

Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Privacy
Illinois Supreme Court
Case No. 123186
Argued: Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Does Illinois tort law allow a mother to sue an amusement park for scanning her son’s fingerprint for invasion of privacy?

Bennett v. Indiana

Free Speech
Indiana Supreme Court
Case No. 18A-CR-00071
Argued: Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Bennett v. Indiana

Do otherwise lawful pornographic pictures and videos on a cellphone constitute “obscene matter” that can be prohibited as a condition of probation?

Apple v. Pepper

Antitrust Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-204
Argued: Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Apple v. Pepper

May consumers sue anyone who delivers goods to them for antitrust damages, even if the damages are based upon prices set by third parties?

Nieves v. Bartlett

Free Speech
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1174
Argued: Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Nieves v. Bartlett

Does probable cause defeat a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim under § 1983?

Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1094
Argued: Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert

Do equitable exceptions apply to mandatory claim-processing rules, excusing a party’s failure to timely file for permission to appeal or reconsideration within the Rule 23(f) deadline?

Carpenter v. Murphy

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1107
Argued: Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Carpenter v. Murphy

Do the 1866 territorial boundaries of the Creek Nation within the former Indian Territory of eastern Oklahoma constitute an “Indian reservation” today?

Timbs v. Indiana

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1091
Argued: Wed, Nov 28, 2018

Timbs v. Indiana

Is the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause incorporated against the States under the Fourteenth Amendment?

Maryland v. Syed

Criminal Procedure
Maryland Court of Appeals
Case No. 18-24
Argued: Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Maryland v. Syed

In the case made famous by the @Serial #Podcast, was Adnan Syed’s lawyer ineffective when she failed to interview a possible alibi witness?

Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case No. 17-12338
Argued: Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Stout v. Jefferson County Board of Education

Does the Gardendale School District have the right to break away from the Jefferson County School System and form their own, city-controlled system, if it will impact desegregation efforts by Jefferson County?

USA v. USDC-ORE

Environmental Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-71692
Argued: Mon, Dec 11, 2017

USA v. USDC-ORE

In a suit brought by two dozen children, has the government failed to safeguard a habitable climate for them and future generations, in violation of their constitutional rights to privacy, liberty and property?

Intl. Refugee Assistance v. Trump

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 17-2231
Argued: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Intl. Refugee Assistance v. Trump

Does the President’s third travel ban discriminate against Muslims in violation of the immigration laws and the Constitution?

Fahmy v. Jay-Z

Intellectual Property
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 16-55213
Argued: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Fahmy v. Jay-Z

Did Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin” violate the plaintiff’s moral rights in “Khosara Khosara”?

Oracle v. Google

Intellectual Property
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case No. 2017-1118
Argued: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Oracle v. Google

Did fair use protect Google Android’s alleged infringement of Oracle’s Java copyrights?

Fields v. Twitter

Civil Procedure
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 16-17165
Argued: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Fields v. Twitter

Are social media companies made immune from civil suits brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act by §230 of the Communications Decency Act?

Hawaii v. Trump

Immigration
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 17-17168
Argued: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Hawaii v. Trump

Does the third revised travel ban discriminate against Muslims in violation of the immigration laws and the constitution?

Murphy v. Smith

Civil Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1067
Argued: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Murphy v. Smith

When awarding attorney’s fees in a §1983 action, does the statutory limit of fees “not to exceed 25 percent” of the judgment mean any amount up to 25 percent (as four circuits hold), or whether it means exactly 25 percent (as the Seventh Circuit holds)?

Marinello v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-1144
Argued: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Marinello v. United States

Does the tax-specific obstruction of justice statute (22 U.S.C. § 7212) require there to be a pending IRS action or proceeding, such as an investigation or audit, of which the defendant was aware when he engaged in the purportedly obstructive conduct?

United States v. Hamidullin

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 15-4788
Argued: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

United States v. Hamidullin

Was a former Taliban commander required to have a military tribunal determine his prisoner of war status before he could be prosecuted in federal court for committing hostile acts against Americans in Afghanistan?

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. CO Civil Rights Comm’n

Civil Rights
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-111
Argued: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. CO Civil Rights Comm’n

Does applying Colorado’s public accommodations law to compel Phillips to create a wedding cake for a gay couple, which violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage, violate the Free Speech or Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment?

United States v. Gartenlaub

Fourth Amendment
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 16-50339
Argued: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

United States v. Gartenlaub

Did the government’s application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court establish probable cause to believe that appellant was an agent of a foreign power and did the government violate the Fourth Amendment by searching every file on the appellant’s computers and seizing child pornography that it found in the course of the search for foreign intelligence information?

Christie v. NCAA

Federalism
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-476
Argued: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Christie v. NCAA

Does a federal statute that prohibits modification or repeal of state-law prohibitions on sports gambling impermissibly commandeer the regulatory power of States in contravention of New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992)?

Rubin v. Iran

International Law
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 16-534
Argued: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Rubin v. Iran

Does 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) provides a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and execute upon assets of foreign state sponsors of terrorism regardless of whether the assets are otherwise subject to execution under section 1610?

United States v. Hamidullin

War Powers
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Case No. 15-4788
Argued: Fri, Dec 9, 2016

United States v. Hamidullin

Was a captured Taliban commander, charged in federal court with violent crimes against U.S. personnel in Afghanistan, entitled to combatant immunity under the Geneva Conventions?

United States v. AT&T

Antitrust Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-5214
Argued: Thu, Dec 6, 2018

United States v. AT&T

Will the merger of AT&T and Time Warner lead to monopolistic price increases for consumers?

Dawson v. Steager

Tax
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-419
Argued: Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Dawson v. Steager

Does the intergovernmental tax immunity bar states from exempting state retirees from state income tax but not similarly situated federal retirees?

Lorenzo V. v. SEC

Securities
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1077
Argued: Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Lorenzo V. v. SEC

Can a defective misstatement claim under the Securities and Exchange Act be pursued as a fraudulent scheme claim?

Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals

Intellectual Property
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-1229
Argued: Tue, Dec 4, 2018

Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals

Does an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualify as prior art for purposes of determining patentability?

Gamble v. United States

Criminal Procedure
U.S. Supreme Court
Case No. 17-646
Argued: Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Gamble v. United States

Should the Court overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause?

Doe v. Trump

Civil Rights
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-5257
Argued: Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Doe v. Trump

Is President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military unconstitutional?

Siegel v. FAA

Administrative Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Case No. 18-1102
Argued: Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Siegel v. FAA

Was the FAA justified in revoking the license of a pilot caught carrying cannabis candy in his luggage while flying a private plane?