Commentary and analysis of current events that have legal implications.  We often pick up stories from Reuters news sources, or there may be a new court filing on Westlaw that catches our attention.

ICWA Case Ruling

Jul 3, 2013 By: Bruce Provda

In a 5-4 ruling recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, drafted by Justice Samuel Alito in the case known as Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, the court sided with the baby’s white adoptive parents, the Capobiancos, who decided to adopt the child before she was born.

2012 Term in Review: Figuring out why some justices switched sides (Part 2)

Jul 3, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

During the Supreme Court’s past term, some justices deviated from their usual ideological courses to take the opposite position on cases as their usual allies. Why was this?

2012 Term in Review: Figuring out why some justices switched sides (Part 1)

Jul 2, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

During the Supreme Court’s past term, some justices deviated from their usual ideological courses to take the opposite position on cases as their usual allies. Why was this?

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

Jul 2, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $20.9 Million to Settle Wage-and-Hour Suits on behalf of Assistant Store Managers

What happened in Perry and what’s going to happen to Prop 8

Jun 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Right after the much anticipated U.S. v. Windsor ruling, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Windsor held that

Understanding Windsor and its impact on same-sex marriage laws

Jun 26, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Now that we finally have a ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, we have to break down what it all means — both now, and for the future of same-sex marriage laws.

Same Sex Marriage Cases now available on Westlaw

Jun 26, 2013 By: Casey Hall

Same Sex Marriage Cases now available on Westlaw

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Jun 26, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs

The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the

SCOTUS strikes down landmark Civil Rights-era legislation in Shelby County v. Holder

Jun 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court announced its decision in Shelby County v. Holder earlier today, striking down Section 4 of the Act. Section 4 determined which jurisdictions were subject to federal voting oversight.

The Supreme Court’s punt in Fisher saves Grutter and race-sensitive admissions policies

Jun 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., the first on our