Merits Case Pages and Archives
On Monday the Court issued orders from the April 24 Conference, which Lyle reported on. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
- 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
- 4/27Kingsley v. Hendrickson The proof needed to show police use of excessive force toward a detained person awaiting trial.
- 4/28Obergefell v. Hodges State ban on same-sex marriage.
- 4/29Mata v. Lynch The authority of a federal appeals court to extend the time to seek a reopening of an immigration case because of an ineffective attorney.
- Rodriguez v. United States Authority of a police officer to extend an already completed traffic stop for a canine sniff without reasonable suspicion or other legal justification.
- United States v. Wong Time limits under Federal Tort Claims Act are subject to equitable tolling.
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