Welcome to the annual U.S. Supreme Court round up of civil rights cases from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). Our 2020 Term Roundup provides a snapshot of the issue in each case, the outcome, and its impact on our rights. Our hope is that this summary will be easy to digest (without too much legal jargon) and will underscore the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court (and other courts) to our lives and the future of our democracy. Only the government has argued more civil rights cases before the Supreme Court.
Of the cases it considered during the October 2020 Term, LDF filed or joined an amicus brief in seven cases that affect civil rights: Jones v. Mississippi; Torres v. Madrid; Edwards v. Vannoy; Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee; TransUnion v. Ramirez; Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra; and Terry v. United States. We highlight some of these cases here as well as additional cases with civil rights implications, including Taylor v. Riojas and Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services.

Overview of the Cases