Posts tagged case explainer
Roe v. Wade (Decision January 22, 1973)

The Supreme Court ruled on the historical Roe v Wade case in 1973. The ruling deemed access to safe, legal abortion was a fundamental right under the US Constitution. But, when can the state ban abortions because of a concern for prenatal life? Check out our latest post and explainer infographic for details.

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6 Supreme Court cases of this term that MLK would have cared about

6 Supreme Court cases argued this term relating to civil rights, voting rights and unlawful detention.

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Byrd v. United States (Argument January 9, 2018)

Can you expect privacy (i.e. Fourth Amendment protections) in a rental car if you are not on the lease?

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Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (Argument January 8, 2018)

Texas argues New Mexico is violating a 1938 agreement that allocates usage of the Rio Grande River water. New Mexico argues Texas doesn't have a case. Will the Supreme Court dismiss it?

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Religious Holiday Displays on Public Property: Are they Constitutional?

Infographic - Supreme Court Decisions When the government puts up a religious display for the holidays, does that mean the government is endorsing/favoring that religion?

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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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