The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to hear five major cases over the next four weeks that could have a lasting impact on the nation. From the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to the role of the Electoral College, these cases will be closely watched and could shape the future of the country. Here is a brief overview of the five cases:
1. California v. Texas: This case centers around the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Trump administration has argued that the law is unconstitutional, while California and a coalition of other states have argued that it should remain in place. The outcome of this case could have major implications for the health care system in the US.
2. Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California: This case involves the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA protects individuals who were brought to the US as children from deportation. The Supreme Court’s decision will determine whether or not the program will remain in place.
3. Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP and Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG: These two cases involve President Trump’s attempts to prevent Congress from obtaining his financial records. The Supreme Court will decide whether or not Congress has the authority to request the president’s financial records.
4. Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania: This case involves the Trump administration’s attempt to expand exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The Supreme Court will decide whether or not the Trump administration has the authority to expand these exemptions.
5. Chiafalo v. Washington: This case centers around the role of the Electoral College in presidential elections. The Supreme Court will decide whether or not states have the authority to require “faithless electors” to vote for the candidate who won their state in the general election.
These five cases will be closely watched by legal experts and the public alike. The Supreme Court’s decisions on these cases could have a lasting impact on the nation.