The Supreme Court 2022 Term



Volume 137’s November Issue includes a themed crossword, available below and as a PDF. 
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Article I Leading Case

Moore v. Harper

“[T]he biggest threat to US democracy since January 6.” “[A] theory that could upend elections.” “It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear.” These headlines highlight that…
Constitutional Law Leading Case

Counterman v. Colorado

The chilling effect doctrine is “a major substantive component of first amendment adjudication,” but courts’ understanding of chilling effects is limited and narrow. In theory, a chilling effect occurs when prohibitions on activities that are unprotected…
Fifth Amendment Leading Case

Tyler v. Hennepin County

In Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon, Justice Holmes observed that “while property may be regulated to a certain extent, if a regulation goes too far it will be recognized as a taking.” And so articulated was…
Constitutional Law Leading Case

Samia v. United States

The Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause promotes “the protection of innocence,” due process, and fair trials by extending to criminal defendants the right to cross-examine witnesses that bear testimony against them. To preserve this right in the…
Animal Law Leading Case

National Pork Producers Council v. Ross

In an increasingly interconnected national economy, the myriad political leanings and morals of political actors result in equally varied — and sometimes diametrically opposed — state laws. Thus, tensions abound, leading to high-profile disagreements among politicians, between politicians and corporations,…
Federal Courts Leading Case

Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. FTC

When an administrative agency initiates an enforcement action, a regulated entity has an array of defenses at its disposal. It might contend it is factually not liable. It might attempt to show that the agency has…
Article III Leading Case

United States v. Texas

Executive discretion in federal enforcement proceedings is, perhaps, a distinctly American legal tradition. In the eighteenth century, while private litigants dominated criminal actions in England, American fidelity to separation of powers created an executive monopoly over…
Personal Jurisdiction Leading Case

Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

The “springboard for our modern personal jurisdiction juris­prudence,” International Shoe Co. v. Washington was “‘canonical,’ ‘seminal,’ ‘pathmarking,’ and even ‘momentous’” — not to mention “transformative.” International Shoe held that a state court’s assertion of personal jurisdiction comports with…
Statutory Interpretation Leading Case

Jones v. Hendrix

Given the complexity of habeas corpus law, one can understand why “fairminded jurists” have disagreed over the circumstances under which a person in government custody may challenge his sentence or conviction. But amid these debates, Americans…
Environmental Law Leading Case

Sackett v. EPA

The Clean Water Act is the principal federal water pollution statute. It prohibits unpermitted discharges of pollution into “navigable waters,” which the statute defines to mean “the waters of the United States.” The meaning of that…
Jurisprudence Leading Case

Twitter, Inc. v. Taamneh

Quantum physicists recognize that the very act of observing causes an inevitable “disturbance of the object observed.” The Supreme Court can sometimes resemble a physicist observing particles when it grants review of a hot legal question:…
Taxation Leading Case

Polselli v. IRS

Polselli v. IRS is a tax case. Fear not, keep reading. In fulfilling its duty to collect federal taxes, the IRS has historically received disfavor from many in American society. Labeled “legalized larceny” in President Coolidge’s…
Disability Law Leading Case

Groff v. DeJoy

Religious practice and disability are two of the only three statuses for which federal law protects the right to workplace accommodations. For both, the law requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualifying workers unless such…
Election Law Leading Case

Allen v. Milligan

America was founded on ideals of democracy, freedom, and political equality. It was also founded with racialized slavery, and for most of its history was devoted to a caste system that kept minorities from their rights…
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The Statistics

Each year, the Harvard Law Review publishes a series of tables summarizing numerical trends from the Court’s most recent Term. This year’s Statistics can be found in PDF form and as an interactive visualization.
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