Recent Supreme Court Cases That Have Shaped Constitutional Law

As a professional journalist and content writer, I have always been fascinated by the impact that Supreme Court cases have on shaping constitutional law. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most recent Supreme Court cases that have had a significant influence on our legal system.

The Affordable Care Act Case: NFIB v. Sebelius (2012)

In 2012, the Supreme Court heard the case of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, which challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ultimately upheld the individual mandate provision of the ACA, but also ruled that the federal government could not withhold Medicaid funding from states that chose not to expand their Medicaid programs.

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)

In 2010, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case that had a profound impact on campaign finance laws. The Court ruled that corporations and unions have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns, leading to a significant increase in political spending by outside groups.

Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution. This landmark decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, marking a major victory for the LGBTQ+ community and advocates of marriage equality.

Shelby County v. Holder (2013)

In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in its decision in Shelby County v. Holder. The Court ruled that the formula used to determine which jurisdictions were subject to federal oversight of their voting laws was outdated, leading to a weakening of voting rights protections.


Recent Supreme Court cases have played a crucial role in shaping constitutional law and have had a lasting impact on our legal system. From healthcare and campaign finance to marriage equality and voting rights, these cases have addressed some of the most pressing issues of our time. As a journalist and content writer, I have thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing about these important cases.

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