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ABA Supreme Court PREVIEW – Featured Cases 2019-2020

Posted By llad On July 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm In | Comments Disabled

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Featured Cases from the Supreme Court’s 2019-2020 session

McGirt v. Oklahoma  - Was a Creek reservation established, and if so, was it disestablished either by Congress or in other ways? If the land is not a reservation, does the state have jurisdiction over a crime committed there?

June Medical Services LLC v. Gee & Gee v. June Medical Services LLC - On behalf of their patients, can doctors who perform abortions challenge a state’s regulation of abortion? Did the Fifth Circuit’s ruling upholding Louisiana’s admitting-privileges requirement conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health?

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue - Did the Montana Supreme Court violate the Constitution when it struck down a state program that offered Montanans dollar-for-dollar tax credits for donations to private schools, including religious schools, for the purpose of paying student tuition?

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York, New York Does a New York City law which bans the transportation of a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits, violate the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and the constitutional right to travel?

Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California Can the courts review the government’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program? Was the government’s decision to rescind DACA a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA)?

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda In each of these consolidated cases, the employer fired the employee because of the employee’s sexual orientation. In each case, the employee sued, arguing that the action violated the prohibition against discrimination “because of sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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