Supreme Court Round-up

While the federal courts have always played an important role in defining public policy, it undeniable that the courts have, over the past year, become a battleground in which to define contemporary issues such as marriage equality, Arizona’s new immigration law and challenges to health care reform. The Supreme Court will likely weigh in on these issues in coming months, but in the meantime here’s a list of cases under consideration during the current term. A few themes have been highlighted repeatedly, from employment retaliation to the rights of corporations.