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Current Cases

In North Carolina State Conference v. McCrory, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is considering whether a North Carolina law known as HB 589 violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

In United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia considered whether the executive branch acted lawfully when it reimbursed health care insurers for cost-sharing reductions as it was required to do by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), as well as whether the House of Representatives had standing to bring such a case against the executive branch in the first place. 

In Veasey v. Abbott, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is considering whether the most restrictive voter ID law in the nation, Texas’s SB 14, violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

In West Virginia v. EPA, states and others are challenging the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule (CPP), which established emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to limit CO2 emissions from existing power plants. The goal of these guidelines is to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions by 2030 while offering states and utilities substantial flexibility and latitude in achieving these reductions.

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a constitutional challenge to Texas HB 2—a package of onerous restrictions designed to shutter abortion clinics across the state—signed into law by Governor Rick Perry in 2013.