Supreme Court Hears Two Cases

Cases deal with rape prosecution in the military and bankruptcy law. 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases of The United States v. Briggs and the City of Chicago v. Fulton

The United States v. Briggs is consolidated with the case of the United States v. Collins. Both cases are seeking to determine if the U.S. court of appeals made a mistake then it ruled that the Uniform Code of Military Justice only allows prosecution of rape if it was discovered and charged within five years.

The case of the City of Chicago v. Fulton deals with bankruptcy law. Specifically, the Court will work to determine if a municipality must return a seized portion of the property if the owner of the property declared bankruptcy. Chicago impounded several defendants’ vehicles for violations and missed payments of those tickets, and the plaintiffs argue that upon declaration of bankruptcy those vehicles should be returned. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead the Justices of the Court to make a wise decision in these cases.
  • That the Court would be led by the Lord on the best cases to hear in the future. 
  • For the results of the Court’s rulings would increase justice in the U.S.

Sources:  Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog


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