Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago, Illinois, has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Two notable law and economics scholars sit on this court, Judge Frank Easterbrook and Judge Richard Posner.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
USA v. Frank Howard
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1718
David Johnson v. Steven Mnuchin
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2825
USA v. Shawn Norman
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3375
Kevin Carter v. CVS Pharmacy
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1338
William White v. USA
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1619
Gregory Jones v. Andrew Tilden
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1829
Mohammad Mansoori v. Scott Moats
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2921
Gary Miller, Jr. v. Mark Sevier
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1121
USA v. Christopher E. Branch
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1308
Biner Ma v. CVS Pharmacy, Incorporated
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1500
John Nikoloff v. Neal Ziliak
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1626
Common Cause Indiana v. Lawson  
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2877

Justia Opinion Summary: Indiana law provides that state’s election polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. In 2019, Indiana enacted amendments: only a county election board has standing in an Indiana court to request the extension of the hour...

Gage v. Richardson  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2002

Justia Opinion Summary: A Wisconsin jury found Gage guilty of repeatedly sexually assaulting his daughter, H.R.G., when she was a child. Gage asserted that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to interview and present testimony from hi...

Eric Phillipson v. Chad F. Wolf
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3131
Brown v. Jones  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3172

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, an Illinois jury convicted Brown of three counts of first-degree murder for shooting three people outside of the Champaign American Legion building. Brown subsequently filed two post-conviction motions, a direc...