Infographic Coverage of the Supreme Court
October 2019 Term:
Does the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protect against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity?
Will the Supreme Court make another Second Amendment ruling?
Does the Constitution guarantee the right to a unanimous verdict in state criminal trials?
Is Kansas’s “mens rea” departure from the traditional “insanity” defense constitutional?
October 2018 Term:
Courts will not resolve political gerrymandering cases. They are “nonjusticiable.”
Did the federal government violate law when it added a citizenship question to the Census?
Should the Supreme Court overrule longstanding precedent on agency deference?
Can the federal government refuse to trademark “FUCT” or is the mark protected speech despite that it may be scandalous or vulgar?
Is the cross shaped war memorial on public property Constitutional?
The Virginia House cannot appeal the redistricting order on behalf of the whole state.
The United States and Alabama can prosecute Gamble for the same act.
Is the government a “person” who can request a “covered business method” patent review?
Are Title VII charge-filing rules “jurisdictional”?
Are selective abortions that Indiana tried to outlaw a continuation of the late eugenics movement?
Can Bartlett sue the arresting officers for retaliation even if the officers had probable cause to arrest him?
Can Home Depot get the case moved from state court to federal court?
A member of the Crow Tribe of Montana maintains a treaty right to hunt elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest.
Drug manufacturers must make a strong showing to prove FDA preemption defeats plaintiffs’ failure to warn claims.
Did Hunt, a relator in a False Claims Act case, file the case on time?
Can iPhone App Store purchasers sue Apple for commission fees charged to app developers?
Bucklew cannot avoid Missouri’s standard execution method because of his medical condition.
Washington cannot apply the state’s fuel tax law to the Yakama Tribe fuel importer because it violates an 1855 treaty.
Is the cy pres class action award valid?
Is the law firm a debt collector or just a party seeking foreclosure?
Can the company be liable if it shipped parts that later received asbestos insulation?
Will railroad employees have to help pay taxes on the money they receive if they’re injured at work?
Is the death row inmate “insane” meaning he cannot be executed?
The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to state governments.
Are retired Federal Marshalls entitled to the same tax benefits as West Virginia State Police Officers and Firefighters?
The Supreme Court reinforced the longstanding rule that even a non-public sale may invalidate a patent.
Courts, not arbitrators, interpret the FAA, and the FAA’s arbitration exception applies to Oliveira’s contract.
The arbitration court must decide whether the contract mandates arbitration.
The Supreme Court sends the environmental case back to the lower courts to review the agency’s “Critical Habitat” designation.
The defendants’ prior convictions count as burglary under the federal law.
October 2017 Term:
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