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
Railey v. Sunset Food Mart, Inc.  
Date: October 15, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2533

Justia Opinion Summary: Railey clocked in and out of work at the Sunset Food Mart by placing her hand on a biometric scanner. She brought a class action in state court in 2019 alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Ac...

Kenyatta Brown v. Joel Shaw
Date: October 14, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1712
USA v. Jack C. Whitledge
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2764
USA v. Korry Armstrong
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2774
USA v. Adrian Peters
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1003
United States v. Wilks  
Date: October 12, 2021
Docket Number: 21-2559

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilks, indicted for possessing a firearm as a prohibited person, was released on bond with conditions, including home confinement with limited exceptions. A superseding indictment in an earlier-filed drug-trafficking cas...

Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. v. American Board of Medical Specialties  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3072

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), is a nonprofit organization of physicians and surgeons. The American Board of Medical Specialties, a nonprofit provider of medical certification services, is an u...

Nyandwi v. Garland  
Date: October 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3215

Justia Opinion Summary: Nyandwi, a citizen of Burundi and a native of Tanzania, came to the U.S. as a refugee in 2006 and became a lawful permanent resident. After Nyandwi was convicted of robbery in the second degree, receiving a stolen firear...

United States v. Campos-Rivera  
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3214

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Campos-Rivera, a citizen of Mexico, was convicted of Illinois state felonies He was removed but reentered and was apprehended in 2018. Charged with unlawfully reentering the U.S. after removal, 8 U.S.C. 1326(a),...

Murry v. Garland  
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3109

Justia Opinion Summary: Murry, a Jamaican citizen, entered in 2005 the U.S. as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen, whom he later married. Murry applied for permanent residence based on the marriage. USCIS denied the application in 2011. The governmen...

Bobby Brooker v. James Abate
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3123
United States v. Cunningham  
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3203

Justia Opinion Summary: While on parole, Cunningham was riding in a car that police officers stopped for having an unregistered license plate. The driver sped away, provoking a high-speed chase. At some point, Cunningham exited the car and ran...

USA v. Christian Chapman
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3237
Michael O'Grady v. Daniel Garrigan
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3357
Gwendolyn Perry v. City of Harvey
Date: October 7, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1228