On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Riley v. California. This case raises a complicated question about technology: Can the police search your cell phone upon arrest without a warrant? Professor Kimberly Bailey (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) discusses the background of the case and the issues at stake.
On March 26, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Wood v. Moss, a case about the First Amendment rights of protesters and qualified immunity of government officials. Professor Steven Heyman of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law explains the background and the issues at stake in the case.
In January 2014, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. Even though this case seems technical at first glance, its wide-ranging impact could affect the political process and the functioning ability of a partisan US government.
Professor Carolyn Shapiro (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains the case and its implications.
The Supreme Court will hear Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison in January. Here to explain this layered bankruptcy case are Professor Adrian Walters of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Judge Timothy Barnes of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The Supreme Court will decide on another affirmative action case this Term. Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, though, is different from the previous Term’s case in its central premise. Learn the background of the case from Professor Vinay Harpalani of Chicago-Kent College of Law.