2021 in review: Biggest Supreme Court cases of 2021

2021 in review: Biggest Supreme Court cases of 2021

Fox News Flash top headlines for December 23 00:00 00:0002:39GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Every year, the Supreme Court hears and rules on the biggest cases that can have long-lasting impacts on American life and jurisprudence — and 2021 was no different. From the Second Amendment to abortion and religious freedom, some of the biggest hot-button issues were before the court this year. Here is a list of the biggest cases of the year, including those argued before the court this year and those decided in 2021 after arguments took place last year. BIDEN ADMIN ASKS SUPREME COURT TO REINSTATE MANDATES FOR MANY HEALTH CARE WORKERS U.S. v. Tsarnaev First on the list is the high-profile case involving the sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev had originally been sentenced to death for the 2013 attack that killed three people and caused hundreds of injuries, but the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July 2020 that the sentence should be vacated. The First Circuit’s ruling pointed to the trial court’s failure to have prospective jurors asked about the specifics of what news reports they had seen about the case, and the refusal to allow what the defense believed would be mitigating evidence related to the role Tsarnaev’s brother may have played in a separate triple-murder case. The Justice Department argued before the Supreme Court that the jury selection process was thorough, and that the district court properly exercised its discretion when it came to […]

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