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Current Cases

In MetLife, Inc. v. Financial Stability Oversight Council, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a challenge to the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation of MetLife as a systemically important non-bank financial institution.

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 Ohio Democratic Party v. Husted, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is considering whether the elimination of Ohio’s “Golden Week,” a five-day period during which voters are able to register and vote on the same day at the beginning of early in-person voting, violates the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and the Fourteenth Amendment.

In Peña Rodriguez v. Colorado, the Supreme Court is considering whether a state no-impeachment rule can constitutionally bar evidence of racial bias offered to prove a violation of the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.

In Rosillo v. Holten, the Supreme Court is being asked to grant review to consider whether the federal courts of appeals have jurisdiction over an appeal when the notice of appeal incorrectly identifies the order to be reviewed, but contains clear contextual indications as to which order is being appealed.

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 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.