CURRENT SUPREME COURT CASES

Fall Term - 2018

United States Constitution

Spring Term - 2019

Legal terms which arise in the cases we will be studying. This list will continue to grow as we add new cases.

Week 1: March 26
Flowers v. Mississippi

What restrictions are place on peremptory challenges of prospective jury members?
Summary of the case
Summary of Batson v. Kentucky cited in the briefs
Brief for Petitioner, Curtis Flowers
Brief for Respondent, State of Mississippi

 

Week 2: April 2
Rucho v. Common Cause

What degree of political gerrymandering is constitutional?
Facts of the case
Summary of Baker v. Carr cited in the briefs
Summary of Gill v. Whitford cited in the briefs
Brief for Appellant, Robert Rucho, et.al.
Brief for Appellees, Common Cause, et. al.

 

Week 3: April 9
There is no class on April 9

Huh!

Week 4: April 16
Iancu v. Brunetti

Does the prohibition of registration of immoral or scandalous trademarks violate the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment?
Facts of the case
Summary of Matal v. Tam cited in the briefs
Brief for Petitioner, Andrei Iancu, Director the Patent and Trademark Office
Brief for Respondent, Erik Brunetti

 

Week 5: April 23

Week 6: April 30

Week 7: May 7

Week 8: May 14

US Ciruit Courts of Appeal