Supreme Court Cases

The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions ¹ in the following cases from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee since a resident judgeship was authorized for the Middle District in 1922. Click on the case name to view the District Court's docket sheet for concluded cases.

1. Williams v. Standard Oil Co. Of Louisiana, 278 U.S. 235 (1929) - Due Process (Judges Moorman, Hicks and Gore)

2. Tennessee Pub. Co. v. American Nat'l Bank, 299 U.S. 18 (1936) - Bankruptcy (Judge Gore)

3. U.S. v. Crescent Amusement Co., 323 U.S. 173 (1944) - Anti-Trust (Judge Davies)

4. U.S. v. Five Gambling Devices Labeled in Part "Mills," and Bearing Serial Nos. 593-221, 346 U.S. 441 (1953) - Interstate Commerce (Judge Davies)

5. Steiner v. Mitchell, 350 U.S. 247 (1956) - FLSA (Judge Wilkin)

6. Hoover Motor Exp. Co. v. U.S., 356 U.S. 38 (1958) - Tax (Judge Miller)

7. Tampa Elec. Co. v. Nashville Coal Co., 365 U.S. 320 (1961) - Anti-Trust (Judge Miller)

8. Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186 (1962) - Reapportionment (Judges Martin, Boyd and Miller)

9. Hoffa v. U.S., 385 U.S. 293 (1966) Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments (Judge Wilson, transferred to Eastern District at Chattanooga, TN)

10. Osborn v. U.S., 385 U.S. 323 (1966) - Evidence (Judge Boyd)

11. U.S. v. Cook, 384 U.S. 257 (1966) - Embezzlement (Judge Gray)

12. Avco Corp. v. Aero Lodge No. 735, Intern. Ass'n of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 390 U.S. 557 (1968) - Removal (Judge Gray)

13. U.S. v. Third Nat'l Bank in Nashville, 390 U.S. 171 (1968) - Anti-Trust (Judge Miller)

14. Johnson v. Avery, 393 U.S. 483 (1969) - Habeas Corpus (Judge Miller)

15. U.S. v. Davis, 397 U.S. 301 (1970) - Tax (Judge Gray)

16. Neil v. Biggers, 409 U.S. 188 (1972) - Habeas Corpus (Judge Miller)

17. Dunn v. Blumstein, 405 U.S. 330 (1972) - Equal Protection (Judges Phillips, Brown and Gray)

18. Tollett v. Henderson, 411 U.S. 258 (1973) - Habeas Corpus (Judge Gray)

19. Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Barbour, 421 U.S. 412 (1975) - Securities (Judge Morton)

20. Nashville Gas Co. v. Satty, 434 U.S. 136 (1977) - Title VII (Judge Morton)

21. Burks v. U.S., 437 U.S. 1 (1978) - Double Jeopardy (Judge Gray)

22. Rose v. Lundy, 455 U.S. 509 (1982) - Habeas Corpus (Judge Morton)

23. U.S. v. Stauffer Chemical Co., 464 U.S. 165 (1984) - Collateral Estoppel (Judge Wiseman)

24. Alexander v. Choate, 469 U.S. 287 (1985) - Rehabilitation Act (Judge Morton)

25. Williamson County Regional Planning Comm'n v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City, 473 U.S. 172 (1985) - Fifth Admendment Taking (Judge Nixon)

26. Rose v. Clark, 478 U.S. 570 (1986) - Habeas Corpus (Judge Neese)

27. U.S. v. Robinson, 485 U.S. 25 (1988) - Fifth Amendment (Judge Wiseman)

28. U.S. v. Wilson, 503 U.S. 329 (1992) - Sentencing (Judge Morton)

29. Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc., 510 U.S. 17 (1993) - Title VII (Judge Nixon)

30. Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994) - Copyright (Judge Wiseman)

31. McKennon v. Nashville Banner Pub. Co., 513 U.S. 352 (1995) - ADEA (Judge Higgins)

32. Richardson v. McKnight, 521 U.S. 399 (1997) - Qualified Immunity (Judge Higgins)

33. Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Ass'n, 531 U.S. 288 (2001) - State Action (Judge Campbell)

34. Tennessee v. Lane, 124 S. Ct. 1978 (2004) - ADA (Judge Higgins)

35. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Ass'n v. Brentwood Academy, 127 S. Ct. 2489 (2007) - First Amendment and Due Process (Judge Campbell)

36. Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, 129 S. Ct. 846 (2009) - Title VII (Judge Campbell)

¹ Per curiam opinions and orders are not included in this list.