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
Jackson v. Curry  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1898

Justia Opinion Summary: As Harvey and Eibeck walked through Peoria, four men confronted them. One reached for his waistband. Harvey and Eibeck, who was high, ran. Eibeck heard a gunshot and kept running. The shooter killed Harvey. Police found...

USA v. Mario Rodas
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2449
City of Chicago v. Sessions  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2991

Justia Opinion Summary: The Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allocates substantial funds annually to provide for the needs of state and local law enforcement, including personnel, equipment, training. In 2017, the Attorney Genera...

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. v. Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3163

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, the Governor of Indiana signed into law HEA 1337, which created new provisions and amended others that regulate abortion procedures within Indiana. Planned Parenthood filed suit, seeking declaratory and injuncti...

Kathy Thompson v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1601
United States v. Redman  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: For several weeks, Redman posed as a psychiatrist at a Chicago medical clinic using the name and license number of Dr. Garcia. He “treated” patients for mental illnesses, and “prescribed” controlled substances. Redman ac...

Breuder v. Hamilton  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1577, 17-2215

Justia Opinion Summary: College of DuPage hired Breuder as its president. After extensions, his contract ran through 2019. In 2015 newly-elected members of the Board of Trustees, having campaigned on a pledge to remove Breuder, discharged him w...

Bernard McKinley v. Joshua Schoenbeck
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1709
Linear v. Village of University Park  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1940

Justia Opinion Summary: University Park hired Linear as its Village Manager through May 2015, concurrent with the term of its Mayor. In October 2014 the Village extended Linear’s contract for a year. In April 2015 Mayor Covington was reelected....

Robert Breuder v. Board of Trustees of Communit
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2215
Michael Starry v. Oshkosh Correctional Instituti
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3373
United States v. Sunmola  
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1299

Justia Opinion Summary: Starting in 2008, Sunmola carried out an online romance scheme from South Africa, targeting middle-aged women in Georgia and Illinois. Sunmola often used pictures of men in U.S. military uniforms in his online profile to...

Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1954
Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1954
Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1954