On Friday, January 12, 2024, the United States Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the City of Grants Pass, Oregon may enforce its regulation of homeless encampments by issuing civil citations to people sleeping on public property.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of South Dakota on Friday, November 3, 2023, challenging South Dakota's personalized license plate law.
On Thursday, June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gerald Groff, a former United States Postal Service worker who resigned due to not receiving religious accommodations over Sunday hours.
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Los Angeles County agreed to a settlement with Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late basketball star Kobe Bryant, in a lawsuit concerning photos shared by Los Angeles County Sheriff officers and Los Angeles County firefighters of the helicopter crash that killed Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. The lawsuit seeks to clarify whether VIP's Jack Daniel's themed dog-toys are protected from trademark infringement claims due to VIP's First Amendment interest in using Jack Daniel's trademarks on the toys.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, plaintiffs in Juliana et al. v. United States of America, a climate change lawsuit previously dismissed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, cited the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights as novel precedent to support the need to go to trial.
The restaurant chain sought to boost diversity in its workforce and its contracts after the Black Lives Matter movement, but a conservative shareholder argues that these policies violated federal and state discrimination laws.
The U.S. Department of Justice found that Maine failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act by over-institutionalizing children with mental health and developmental disabilities, rather than providing adequate community-based services.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that requires Maine to provide tuition assistance payments to nonsectarian schools. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting, wrote that "the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation."
On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of social media companies that moderate content on their platforms because "the government can't tell a private person or entity what to say or how to say it."