Recently Important Supreme Court Cases in Under 10 Minutes

Recently Important Supreme Court Cases in Under 10 Minutes

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Since the Supreme Court’s inception in 1789, it has handed down many meaningful decisions that have shaped American history. Recently, the court has handed down several vital decisions that could affect students and millennials. This blog post will provide an overview of some of these critical cases. Stay tuned for future posts that will delve into each issue in more detail.


The Constitution is not a living document.

Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Cases 2020

In 2020 the supreme court heard several important cases that have significantly impacted American society. Here are a few of recent most famous supreme court cases.

Trump Tax Returns

  • The U.S. Supreme court released the proclamation about the Trump financial records on July 9, 2020.
  • The court considered the case because President Trump has denied releasing his tax returns for five years, questioning his financial transparency.
  • The Supreme Court heard oral arguments and decided that Trump has no right to halt his financial record release.

The Chief justice wrote the decision and ruled by 7-2 votes. 

Religious School Scholarships

According to the supreme court’s verdict issued on January 22, 2020, the students of religious institutions will have the same right to funding as other private schools.

The program was proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who called the decree a historic victory.

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.

John Roberts

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Decision

The Supreme Court proceeded with the case regarding the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s head on June 29, 2020.

The case was carried to the Supreme Court after Congress restricted the President from removing the Director only in case of inefficiency and negligence.

The Supreme Court released its decision by 5-4 votes. The decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts declared that Congress could not interfere with presidential power to remove the agency’s Director.

Eastern Oklahoma Decision

  • The Supreme Court’s decision in the eastern Oklahoma case is a major win for landowners in the state.
  • The Court ruled that the state cannot take private land for economic development purposes without compensating the landowners.

This ruling is a victory for private property rights and will help ensure that landowners are treated fairly by the government.

DACA

The supreme court decided about Obama’s child immigration policy, which was not legal. The Obama administration’s policy of allowing certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay in the country was dealt a blow by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

In a split decision, the court ruled that the policy is not legal and cannot be implemented.

The policy, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was created in 2012 and has allowed nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States and work legally.

The Trump administration had sought to end the program, but lower courts had ruled that it must be kept in place. Thursday’s decision means that the program will likely end unless Congress takes action to save it.

The court’s decision was a victory for Trump, who has made hardline immigration policies a centerpiece of his presidency. It was also a blow to immigrants and their advocates, who had hoped the court would protect DACA recipients.

“Today’s decision is heartbreaking for the hundreds of thousands of young people who have benefited from the program,” said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center. “But it is also a stark reminder that the only way to truly protect Dreamers is through legislation.”

The Supreme Court’s decision is a significant setback for the Obama administration’s efforts to protect young undocumented immigrants. However, it is not the end of the fight for DACA recipients. Advocates are vowing to continue fighting for a legislative solution that would allow them to stay in the United States.

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Recent Supreme Court Cases

Affordable Care Act Case

In 2018 several American states and two individuals filed a lawsuit to overturn Obama’s Affordable Care Act. They argued that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made the A.C.A.’s individual mandate unconstitutional, invalidating it.

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.). In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that the A.C.A.’s mandate is a valid exercise of Congress’s taxing power.

The court also ruled that the A.C.A.’s Medicaid expansion is constitutional. The decision is a significant victory for President Obama and the A.C.A.

The Affordable Care Act is a disaster. It’s going to bankrupt our country. It’s going to kill jobs. And it’s going to give the government control of our health care.

Ted Cruz

Arizona Ballot Harvesting

In January 2020, a federal court of appeal ruled a case to abolish the Arizona ballot harvesting law. The law bars anyone except the family member from returning another person’s early election ballot.

According to the Court, the law violates the Voting Rights Act, discriminating against minorities. However, the Supreme Court hearing was delayed until the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In a 5-4 decision, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state’s ban on ballot harvesting is unconstitutional.

The role of the Supreme Court is to protect the rights of people from overreaching by the other branches of government.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The court said the law violates the First Amendment, making it a felony for someone to collect another voter’s ballot and turn it in.

Albence v. Guzman Chave Decision

The supreme court case of Albence v. Guzman Chave concerned the ownership of a piece of land. The plaintiff, Albence, claimed that she had purchased the land from the defendant, Guzman Chave and that she, therefore, owned it.

The defendant denied this, claiming that he had never sold the land to Albence. The supreme court ruled in favor of Albence, finding that she was the rightful owner of the land.

This case is significant because it establishes that land ownership can be transferred through a contract of sale.

This is important because it allows people to buy and sell land without going through the registration process with the government.

This makes it easier for people to buy and sell land, and it also makes it easier for people to transfer land ownership if they so choose.

The case is also significant because it sets a precedent for how disputes over land ownership will be handled in the future. This case establishes that the courts will look at the contract of sale when determining who owns a piece of land.

This means that people who have a contract of purchase for a piece of land can be confident that they will be able to enforce their ownership rights in court if necessary.

Sierra Club v. Trump Case

U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear Trump’s border wall case after Inauguration Day in 2021. The American Civil Liberties Union filed Sierra Club v. Trump litigation in 2019 to stop border wall construction.

After Congress rejected providing border wall funding, the case was filed, and Trump moved to military funds. Lower courts have already ruled on the subject, but the Supreme court rejected the ACLU claims in September 2020, and now Supreme Court has decided to pursue the case in 2021.

The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from denying green cards to immigrants who use public assistance.

The 5-4 ruling was a victory for the Sierra Club, which had sued the administration over the policy.

Writing for the majority, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that the law was “clearly contrary” to Congress’s intent. “The plain language of the I.N.A. does not provide the Government with authority to impose wealth tests on those seeking entry or continued status in the United States,” she wrote.

The Supreme Court is the guardian of liberty.

Clarence Thomas

Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch dissented the ruling. Writing for the dissenters, Thomas said that the majority’s opinion was “incomprehensible” and would lead to “more aliens making false claims of poverty to gain entry.”

B.P. P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

The case, filed by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, is scheduled for arguments before the Supreme Court on January 19, 2021. The lawsuit was filed against Baltimore’s 26 multinational oil and gas companies.

According to litigation, these firms contribute to the climate crisis and cause damage to Baltimore by using fossil fuels.

Two companies removed the case to federal courts; however, the district court moved the case back to state court.

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Conclusion

The Supreme Court is constantly making decisions that affect our everyday lives. These ten recent cases are important because they set precedents for the future and help define our rights as Americans.

Whether you’re interested in the law or not, it’s essential to be aware of these rulings to understand how they may impact your life.

The Supreme Court is the last line of defense for the American people.

Elena Kagan

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