Pending Supreme Court Cases


Prepared August 15, 2012


            Links and phrasing of the questions presented are from 2012-2013 Cases in ABA Preview.


Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, Docket No., 11-1025 (Standing)

Question Presented: “Whether respondents lack Article III standing to seek prospective relief because they proffered no evidence that the would imminently acquire their international communications using Section 1881a-authorized surveillance and did not show that an injunction prohibiting Section 1881aauthorized surveillance would likely redress their purported injuries.”


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States of America, Docket No. 11-597 (Takings Clause)

Question Presented: “Whether government actions that impose recurring flood invasions must continue permanently to take property within the meaning of the Takings Clause.”


Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, Docket No., 11-345 (Equal Protection)

Question Presented: “Whether this Court's decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), permit the University of Austin's use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions.”


Genesis Healthcare Corp v. Symczyk, Docket No., 11-1059 (Jurisdiction under Article III)

Question Presented: “Whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond the judicial power of Article III, when the lone plaintiff receives an offer from the defendants to satisfy all of the plaintiff's claims.”