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|Decision Date||Case||Article or Amendment of the Constitution||Topic|
|06/27/2016||Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt (Whether a Texas law—which required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and abortion facilities to meet the standards generally applicable to ambulatory surgical centers—unconstitutionally imposed an "undue burden" on women's access to abortion.)||Fourteenth Amendment (pp. 1939-1941)||Rights Guaranteed, Abortion|
|06/23/2016||Birchfield v. North Dakota (Whether the Fourth Amendment permits breath or blood tests to be conducted without a warrant, incident to an arrest for drunk driving.)||Fourth Amendment (pp. 1422-1424)||Valid Searches and Seizures Without Warrants, Search Incident to Arrest|
|06/23/2016||Fisher v. University of Tex. At Austin (Whether the race-conscious admissions program used by the University of Texas at Austin (UT)—under which the petitioner's application for admission was denied—violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.)||Fourteenth Amendment (pp. 2154-2156)||"Affirmative Action": Remedial Use of Racial Classification|
|06/20/2016||Utah v. Strieff (Whether evidence seized following an unlawful stop may be admitted, based on attenuation, when the stop resulted in law enforcement learning that there was an outstanding warrant for the defendant's arrest.)||Fourth Amendment (pp. 1468-1469)||Enforcing the Fourth Amendment: The Exclusionary Rule|
|05/19/2016||Betterman v. Montana (Whether the Sixth Amendment's guarantee of a "speedy trial" applies to the sentencing phase of criminal proceedings after the defendant has been found or pleaded guilty.)||Sixth Amendment (pp. 1619-1620)||Rights of Accused, Right to a Speedy and Public Trial|
|04/20/2016||Bank Markazi v. Peterson (Whether provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 violate the separation of powers by purporting to change the law for, and direct a particular result in, a pending case.)||Article III (pp. 883-884)||Power of Congress to Control the Federal Courts|