Updated and Expanded Congressional Judicial Review

I have now posted an updated and expanded version of the Congressional Judicial Review Database on my personal website. Here you can find the database itself, a description of the variables, a description of how cases were identified and selected, and a textual listing of cases invalidating a provision of an act of Congress in whole or in part. (A comparable list of cases upholding acts of Congress against a constitutional challenge is still pending, although the cases themselves are included in the JRC database.)

The Judicial Review of Congress database lists all cases in which the United States Supreme Court has substantially considered the constitutionality of a provision or the application of a federal law. The dataset aims to be the most comprehensive account of Supreme Court cases upholding and invalidating provisions of federal statutes. It does not include cases tried in lower courts that deal with the constitutional validity of federal statutory provisions, except to the extent that such cases ultimately reached the Supreme Court of the United States. The database currently includes 1,323 cases decided by the Court from its inception to its October 2021 tenure and related information on those cases.