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Merits Case Pages and Archives
The Court issued orders from its April 29 Conference on Monday. It granted review in two new cases. On Monday the Court also released its opinion in Ocasio v. United States. The Justices will meet next for their May 12 Conference; our list of "petitions to watch" for that Conference will be available soon.
- United States v. Texas
Whether the Obama administration has the authority to issue its new deferred-action policy for undocumented immigrants, whether the states have standing to challenge the policy at all, whether DHS was required to notify the public about the proposed policy and provide opportunity for the public to weigh in on it, and whether the policy violates the Constitution’s “Take Care Clause,” which requires the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
- Zubik v. Burwell
Does the availability of a regulatory method for nonprofit religious employers to comply with the HHS contraceptive mandate eliminate the substantial burden on religious exercise in violation of RFRA that the Court recognized in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.?
- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Whether, when applying the “undue burden” standard of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Fifth Circuit erred in concluding that this standard permits Texas to enforce, in nearly all circumstances, laws that would cause a significant reduction in the availability of abortion services while failing to advance the State’s interest in promoting health - or any other valid interest.
- Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Does the use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions by the University of Texas violate the Equal Protection Clause?
- Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins
Whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm, and who therefore could not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court, by authorizing a private right of action based on a bare violation of a federal statute.
- United States v. Texas
- Eagle US 2 LLC v. Abraham (1) Whether the district court’s application of a presumption against removal in Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) cases in direct defiance of a decision of this Court can be allowed to go uncorrected; (2) whether these “Louisiana cumulation” complaints comprise an action “similar” to a “class action” under 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(1)(B); and (3) whether the Fifth Circuit also erred by rejecting Eagle’s argument in the alternative that the purportedly separate complaints qualified as a CAFA “mass action” under 28 U.S.C. § 1332(d)(11)(B)(i) because those complaints together included “100 or more persons.”
- Cooper v. Lee Whether 35 U.S.C. § 318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive agency tribunal to assert judicial power canceling private property rights amongst private parties embroiled in a private federal dispute of a type known in the common law courts of 1789, rather than merely issue an advisory opinion as an adjunct to a trial court.
- Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency v. United States ex rel. Oberg Whether the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, a statewide agency located in the capital and unambiguously treated as an arm of the state by Pennsylvania, is an arm of Pennsylvania for purposes of federal law, or is instead an “independent political subdivision” as determined by the Fourth Circuit and its multifactor balancing test.
Conference of May 12
Recent Special Features
- The potential nominees to succeed Justice Scalia
- Tributes to Justice Antonin Scalia
- Justice Scalia passes away
- United States v. Texas symposium
- Whole Woman's Health v. Cole symposium
- Zubik v. Burwell symposium
- Fisher II symposium
- Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
- One person, one vote and Evenwel
Cases argued 69 Cases decided 31 Summary reversals 8 Merits Cases Set for Argument 69
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On April 14, Justice Stephen Breyer spoke at Columbia University with Lee Bollinger and Merit Janow about global interdependence and his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.
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