Legal News

The Six Huge Rulings Expected from the Supreme Court
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

6 decisions

Summary: A brief overview of the six major cases the Supreme Court will soon rule over.

The Supreme Court is about to deliver some interesting decisions on six landmark cases, and we are expecting all the results by Monday. Number one of interest is the same-sex marriage decision, which we can expect as of June 29 or 30. The Supreme Court is considering separate cases from Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky, consolidated into one case that will decide whether gays and lesbians have a right to same-sex marriage. The court, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, is expected to rule in favor of homosexual marriage, striking down state bans against it.


Second in order of interest is President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, seeing Supreme Court attention for the second time, since it was upheld in a 5-4 ruling in 2012. This time it faces danger because of four words, “established by the state” that calls into question whether 6.4 million participants in the 34 states that did not create their own marketplaces should get Obamacare benefits.

As for the other considerations the Supreme Court is facing, there are such perennial issues as pollution laws, this time with the court deciding on how coal and oil power plants reduce emissions of mercury and other pollutants. The Environmental Protection Agency must establish the $10 billion annual cost they wish to impose is justified.

Other perennial problems the court faces lately include housing discrimination laws. This is the third time in recent years they’ve weighed in on the matter, addressing how the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which legislates that housing practices that govern sales, rentals, zoning, and lending, should not discriminate against minorities. In today’s case, housing industry opponents are claiming the law was made to ban intentional discrimination only.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

And again, death penalty laws are a matter of interest. As the lethal injection barbiturates used in death penalty deaths is in short supply, prisons have moved on to using midazolam. This, as part of three drugs used in several states, is said to fail to prevent pain and suffering during the execution. The court will decide if they should be used.

And finally, the court will decide who will draw up congressional district maps every 10 years – nonpartisan commissions or state legislatures. The commissions would take away from politicians any interested influence on how they are drawn up. The Arizona state Legislature’s Republican majority is arguing that the Constitution gives this power to state legislatures.


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience


Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business


McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney with 4+ years of experience


Chicago office of our client seeks commercial litigation attorney with 4+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now


Litigation Associate (Junior to Mid-Level) - Medical Malpractice - Garden City, NY

USA-NY-Garden City

Defense firm seeking junior to mid-level associate for Garden City office to fill Medical Malpractic...

Apply now



Lang, Richert & Patch a Fresno area AV-rated law firm located in the highly desirable Fig Garden Fin...

Apply now



INSURANCE DEFENSE / TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION Law firm located in North Houston seeking an associ...

Apply now

Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

Summary: The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Ho...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top