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. William Boswell
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1157
Henry Nelson v. USA
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1272
USA v. Kenneth Shoulders
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1523
James Aulik v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1798
Mark Hexum v. CIR
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2460
Eddie Williams, Jr. v. YRC Worldwide Inc.
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3122
United States v. Cunningham  
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3543

Justia Opinion Summary: Cunningham pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess stolen firearms and ammunition, 18 U.S.C. 371 and 922(j); possession of stolen firearms and ammunition, section 922(j); and possession of firearms by a felon, section 92...

USA v. Matthew York
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3886
Earnest D. Beamon, Jr. v. William Pollard
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1269
John Anderson v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1509
USA v. Mintai Bedford
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2379
Cunningham v. Montes  
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2516

Justia Opinion Summary: Montes owns houses in California and in Wisconsin. After filing suit, Cunningham arranged for service of process at the Wisconsin address. No one answered the door. The process server called Montes, who refused to provid...

Cates v. United States  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: Lemons called 911 to report vandalism. Officer Cates and his partner responded. Cates and Lemons were left alone in her home. Lemons claimed that Cates raped her; Cates claimed that they had consensual sex. Cates was cha...

Riley v. Calloway  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1831

Justia Opinion Summary: Hudson was shot and killed; the gun was not recovered. Riley was charged with first-degree murder and being an armed habitual criminal. The judge severed the armed habitual criminal count and proceeded with the murder tr...

Martensen v. Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2660

Justia Opinion Summary: Martensen was a supervisor in the Chicago Stock Exchange’s unit responsible for examining compliance with trading regulations. He was fired in 2016. He claimed his firing violated 15 U.S.C. 78u–6(h), a part of the Dodd-F...