Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing three separate cases which could determine whether LGBTQ people are protected in the workplace by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As the term continues, SCOTUS will also hear cases regarding age discrimination, maritime law, abortions, the insanity defense, and much more. With Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases you can stay in the know with these upcoming cases!
About Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
The American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is a publication that provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases granted certiorari before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments. Available exclusively in HeinOnline, a subscription to this online publication includes eight issues annually. Issues 1-7 summarize the Court’s seven argument sessions from October through April. Issue 8, which is published subsequent to the close of the Court’s term at the end of June, reviews the entire term using statistics, charts, essays, and case summaries.
Features of ABA Supreme Court Preview in HeinOnline
Since the American Bar Association’s Preview of the United States Supreme Court Cases has been added to HeinOnline, subscribers now have a substantial advantage when accessing this publication online. HeinOnline allows users the ability to view the most current issue and archives in a fully searchable database. All PDFs of the publication are available in full color.
Users can click on inline hyperlinks within documents to connect to other cited articles and cases in HeinOnline. The database also provides links to Amicus and Merit Briefs. Sign up for Electronic Table of Contents (eTOC) alerts to be notified when new issues are added. Easily browse or search cases by Docket #, Term, Case Name, Subject, and much more using the custom case locator.
For more information about searching and browsing the Preview database, check out the LibGuide!
Using Preview in the Classroom
Preview is a great resource to use in your classroom to make sure your students are up to date with current events that affect the nation. Each month, the American Bar Association features a current case before the Court along with a modified case study and focus questions for classroom use. Users can access these ready-to-use resources through the American Bar Association. These resources include:
- Background on the Legal Issue: Each case study provides key definitions relating to the case, as well as the case at a glance and the facts of the case.
- Argument Summaries: The issue that is brought before the court is defined and includes argument summaries from both sides of the case.
- Focus Questions: Insight focus questions are provided to promote and provoke dialogue regarding different aspects of the case.
Upcoming Cases for the 2019-2020 Term
Wondering what cases will be argued in front of the Supreme Court this upcoming term? See below for a brief overview.
A case in which the Court will decide whether the U.S. Forest Service has the authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.