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Supreme Court Update

June 3, 2014

The Supreme Court will close out its current term at the end of this month. Before the court adjourns for the summer, it is expected to issue decisions in 28 cases that have yet to be decided. Some of the more notable cases include:

Case Name

Question for the Court

NLRB v. Noel Canning

The court will decide whether the president’s appointment of NLRB board members during a pro forma session of the Senate in January 2012 breached the constitution’s appointments clause.

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby;

Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius

Two cases dealing with HHS contraception mandates, the court will answer whether corporations may deny coverage for employees.

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA

The court will rule on six consolidated cases raising legal questions about EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions rules.

Riley v. California;

U.S. v. Wurie

Two cases in which the court will rule on warrantless searches of cell phones.

American Broadcasting v. Aereo

In an important copyright case, the court will address a controversy over retransmitting television shows.