United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. 744 (2013), is a landmark United States Supreme Court civil rights case concerning same-sex marriage.The Court held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal recognition of same-sex marriages, was a violation of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
On February 4, 2019, the Ninth Circuit announced that oral argument in the Juliana v. United States appeal would be calendared during the week of June 3-7, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The court later also sought information on the parties’ availability during the weeks of July 8 and October 21. 02/01/2019: Brief: Download: Opening brief filed ...
Abrams v. United States, 250 U.S. 616 (1919), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States upholding the 1918 Amendment to the Espionage Act of 1917 which made it a criminal offense to urge the curtailment of production of the materials necessary to wage the war against Germany with intent to hinder the progress of the war.
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Argument: Oral argument: Case history; Prior: Bond v. United States, 564 U.S. 211 (2011); on remand, 681 F.3d 149 (3d Cir. 2012); cert. granted, 568 U.S. 1140 (2013).: Holding; A fair reading of statutes must be certain of the intent of Congress before it finds that federal law overrides the usual constitutional balance of federal and state powers.
United States v. Schooner Amistad, 40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 518 (1841), was a United States Supreme Court case resulting from the rebellion of Africans on board the Spanish schooner La Amistad in 1839. It was an unusual freedom suit that involved international diplomacy as well as United
United States v. Stevens, 559 U.S. 460 (2010), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled that 18 U.S.C. § 48, a federal statute criminalizing the commercial production, sale, or possession of depictions of cruelty to animals, was an unconstitutional abridgment of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.