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Important Cases Now Pending in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted Oct 5, 2017

The United States Supreme Court is hearing a variety of contentious cases this term. Two, not yet set for argument, include Janus v AFSCME, a case determining whether public-sector unions can force non-members to pay union dues and Masterpiece Cake Shop, which tests whether a baker can refuse to make a wedding cake for a marriage which is against his religious beliefs. Immigration issues flood the court this term, including

Jennings v Rodriguez, which deals with immigrant detention and Sessions v Dimaya being reheard, now that Justice Scalia’s seat has been filled. Additionally, while the immigration travel ban expired September 24

(Trump v Hawaii), the Supreme Court has not dismissed the case. Rather, counsel have been ordered to brief the mootness issue and argue whether the Court should hear the matter anyway because of the likelihood that the challenged behavior will recur.