posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 07:23 AM
With all the interest in the Kavanaugh case, and the Supreme Court in general, I thought it would be interesting to see what type of cases will be
coming up for review soon. Here's just a few:
17-1717 "The American Legion v. American Humanist Association (1) Whether a 93-year-old memorial to the fallen of World War I is unconstitutional
merely because it is shaped like a cross; (2) whether the constitutionality of a passive display incorporating religious symbolism should be assessed
under the tests articulated in Lemon v. Kurtzman, Van Orden v. Perry, Town of Greece v. Galloway or some other test; and (3) whether, if the test from
Lemon v. Kurtzman applies, the expenditure of funds for the routine upkeep and maintenance of a cross-shaped war memorial, without more, amounts to an
excessive entanglement with religion in violation of the First Amendment."
18-18 "Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association Whether the establishment clause requires the removal
or destruction of a 93-year-old memorial to American servicemen who died in World War I solely because the memorial bears the shape of a cross."
18-113 Rodgers v. Florida "Whether waiving a state-law right to have a jury make an advisory sentencing recommendation constitutes a knowing and
intelligent waiver of the federal constitutional right to have a jury make all requisite findings for the imposition of death, particularly when the
latter right did not exist at the time of the waiver."
18-107 "R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (1) Whether the word “sex” in Title VII’s prohibition
on discrimination “because of . . . sex,” 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1), meant “gender identity” and included “transgender status” when
Congress enacted Title VII in 1964; and (2) whether Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins prohibits employers from applying sex-specific policies accord"
18-64 Lucio-Rayos v. Sessions "Whether a criminal conviction bars a noncitizen from applying for relief from removal when the record of conviction is
merely ambiguous as to whether it corresponds to an offense listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act."
A good source of information to keep up with cases/issues pending before the U.S. Supreme Court; they even have a plain English/Cases made Simple for
us non lawyers. Note: I have no connection to this website/blog except finding it to be a valuable source of information.
Should be an interesting few years ahead of us!