This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the constitutionality of the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, the availability of a suit seeking monetary damages against individual federal employees under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and whether Heck v. Humphrey bars Section 1983 claims for damages in mixed-sanctions cases in certain circumstances.

The petitions of the week are:

19-47

Issue: Whether Heck v. Humphrey bars Section 1983 claims for damages in mixed-sanctions cases when the inmate challenges only the nondurational elements of the sanction, expressly forfeiting the right to challenge any addition to the length of his criminal sentence.

19-67

Issue: Whether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and (B)(i), is facially unconstitutional.

19-71

Issue: Whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, permits suits seeking money damages against individual federal employees.

Posted in Morgan v. Schott, U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith, FNU Tanzin v. Tanvir, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petitions of the week, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 22, 2019, 11:00 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/08/petitions-of-the-week-58/