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
Salazar-Marroquin v. Barr  
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1669

Justia Opinion Summary: Salazar-Marroquin, a Mexican citizen, entered the U.S. with a B-2 visitor’s visa in 2000 at age 16 and stayed despite the expiration of his visa. In 2010 he was arrested for driving without a license and was served with...

USA v. Orlando Medina
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1909
Fieldman v. Brannon  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1795

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2010, Fieldman climbed into a truck in a Walmart parking lot and told a hitman that he wanted his ex-wife and her boyfriend killed. The hitman was actually an undercover police officer who videotaped their conver...

Shakman v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2772

Justia Opinion Summary: Many years ago, a class of plaintiffs sued, alleging that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County was engaging in unlawful political patronage in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. In 1972, the Clerk...

USA v. Lucy Owens
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2822
Tyler Jaxson v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3011
Tyler Jaxson v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3011
Tyler Jaxson v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3125
Tyler Jaxson v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3125
Heather Plainse v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3190
Henry v. Hulett  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 16-4234

Justia Opinion Summary: A certified class claimed that during 2011 female inmates at an Illinois prison were strip-searched as part of a training exercise for cadet guards; the inmates were required to stand naked, nearly shoulder to shoulder,...

Lopez-Garcia v. Barr  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2081

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Lopez-Garcia’s husband left Guatemala for the U.S. In 2014, Lopez-Garcia and her three minor children entered the U.S. without valid entry documents. Immigration officers apprehended them. An asylum officer foun...

United States v. Gamble  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2514

Justia Opinion Summary: Gamble robbed a Chicago branch of Chase Bank, where she had worked until three months earlier. Two Chase employees were working at the time of the robbery, Gamble entered the bank wearing a disguise and waited for custo...

Ron Morris v. BNSF Railway Company
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2808
Morris v. BNSF Railway Co.  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2913, 19-2808

Justia Opinion Summary: Morris worked for nine years as a train conductor for BNSF. The company fired him after he committed two speeding infractions during a single shift on a train carrying hazardous chemicals and failed to follow company rul...