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On Friday the Justices will meet for their April 17 Conference. Oral arguments will resume on April 20.
- Glossip v. Gross
The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.
- Obergefell v. Hodges
State ban on same-sex marriage.
- King v. Burwell
Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
- Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
Whether disparate-impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act
- Zivotofsky v. Kerry
Federal statute regarding place of birth on passport for U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem
- Glossip v. Gross
Upcoming Oral Arguments
- 4/20Johnson v. United States Whether possession of a short-barreled shotgun is a violent felony, leading to a longer prison term as a career criminal.
- 4/21McFadden v. United States A federal prosecutor’s duty to prove that a suspect knew that a substance was an illegal substitute for a banned drug.
- 4/22Horne v. Department of Agriculture The federal government’s duty to pay raisin growers for an order requiring removal of part of a year’s crop from the market to stabilize prices.
- Dickson v. Rucho Validity of redistricting plans in North Carolina
- Green v. Donahoe Filing period for a constructive discharge claim under federal employment discrimination law
- Landers v. Quality Communications, Inc. Pleading standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Conference of April 17
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