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The Most Popular Supreme Court Cases You've Probably Never Heard of

By Nerissa Sardi on May 11, 2009 6:06 PM

Each month, throngs of legal professionals return to in search of the legal court cases and codes they need for their work. You would probably expect the most publicized legal topics, unusual criminal cases, or important landmark issues of our day would be the most popular. Occassionally however, an unexpected or unheard of case can have far-reaching implications on the daily practice of law.

Here are FindLaw's eight most searched US Supreme Court Cases so far this year:

1. District of Columbia v. Heller (2007)
Topic: Gun Control, Second Amendment, Right to Bear Arms

2. Abdus-Shahid M. S. Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons (2007)
Topic: Federal Tort Claims Act, Sovereign Immunity, Law Enforcement Officer

3. Tum v. Barber Foods (2005)
Topic: Compensable Time, Fair Labor Standards Act, Portal-to-Portal Act, Employment Law

4. Grutter v. Bollinger (2002) 
Topic: Affirmative Action, Equal Protection, Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

5. Arizona v. Gant (2007)
Topic: Criminal Law & Procedure, Fourth Amendment

6. FCC v. Fox Television Station (2008)
Topic: Communications Law, Broadcasts, Profanity, Federal Communications Commission, Administrative Law, 18 U.S.C. section 1464

7. Board of Education of the City of New York v. Tom F. (2006)
Topic: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Tuition Reimbursement, Special Education

8. Meddelinn v. Texas (2006)
     Topic: Capital Cases, International Law, Presidential Authority, State Courts


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History of  the Supreme Court (FindLaw)

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