Graphic Coverage of the Supreme Court

October 30, 2017 Arguments:


Ayestas v. Davis

Is Ayestas entitled to a government-paid investigator?

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Wilson v. Sellers

Will Wilson's last chance to avoid the death penalty be based on review of a one-sentence decision?

Week 2 Arguments (October 10-11, 2017):

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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

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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National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense

Should these EPA challenges start directly in the appeals courts?

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Jesner v. Arab Bank

Plaintiffs, victims of terrorist attacks, sued a foreign bank claiming the bank held accounts for known terrorists. The Court will decide if the bank - a corporate defendant - can be sued under the Alien Tort Statute (the law the plaintiffs are using).


Week 1 Arguments (October 2-4, 2017):

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District of Columbia v. Wesby

Did the officers have probable cause to arrest the plaintiffs, who were partying in a house that turned out not to belong to the person who invited them?

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Class v. United States

Class wants to challenge the law he violated as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. But he pled guilty. Can he do that?

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Gill v. Whitford

The Supreme Court may invoke the "political question" doctrine to avoid this case. Learn why a political gerrymander case might be outside the judiciary's province.

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Jennings v. Rodriguez

Are noncitizen entitled bond hearings when detained 6 months or more awaiting a decision on deportation?

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Employment Contracts Cases

Can you sign away your right to bring a class action against your employer?

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Sessions v. Dimaya

The Immigration and Nationality Act says foreign residents who serve time twice for a "crime of violence" can be deported. Is the definition of "crime of violence" well enough defined, or does it violate the Constitution?