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Every year, the Supreme Court hears and rules on the biggest cases that can have long-lasting impacts on American life and jurisprudence — and 2021 was no different. From the Second Amendment to abortion and religious freedom, some of the biggest hot-button issues were before the court this year.
Here is a list of the biggest cases of the year, including those argued before the court this year and those decided in 2021 after arguments took place last year.
U.S. v. Tsarnaev
First on the list is the high-profile case involving the sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev had originally been sentenced to death for the 2013 attack that killed three people and caused hundreds of injuries, but the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in July…