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
Floyd May v. Sylvia Mahone
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3395
Lund v. United States  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: Lund and 30 others were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The indictment alleged that the conspiracy resulted in overdose deaths of five individuals, 21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(A). Lund pleaded guilty but denied res...

Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ v. Markham  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: The church converted a single-family residence in a Markham residential district into its house of worship. For more than 15 years, the congregation gathered at the house for worship services, choir rehearsals, and Bible...

Christopher Hunter v. USA
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1448
Kevin Sroga v. Steve Laboda
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2049
United States v. Driggers  
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2994

Justia Opinion Summary: Eight men entered a Chicago rail-yard, broke into a parked cargo train, and discovered firearms being shipped to a distributor. They stole over 100 guns. The government claimed, and one robber (Turner) testified, that an...

EOR Energy, LLC v. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3107

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) brought charges before the Pollution Control Board against EOR Energy and AET Environmental under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 ILCS 5/1–5/58,...

Martin Hoffman v. Justin Wilks
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3412
Onaffia McFadden v. Gregory Tangman
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2245
Mittelstadt v. Perdue  
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2447

Justia Opinion Summary: Mittelstadt’s Richland County, Wisconsin land was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), from 1987-2006. CRP participants agree to remove environmentally...

Rainsberger v. Benner  
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2521

Justia Opinion Summary: Rainsberger was charged with murdering his elderly mother and was held for two months. He claims that the detective who built the case against him, Benner, submitted a probable cause affidavit that contained lies and omi...

Wallace Arnold v. Visiontek Products, LLC
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2647
Stanley Boclair v. John Baldwin
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3291
George Reed v. Kristen Vasquez
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1302
Charles Mojapelo v. National Railroad Passenger
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1677