Today in 1991: The Supreme Court upholds regulations prohibiting federal fund recipients from advocating abortions

May 23, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Rust v. Sullivan, decided 23 years ago, upheld regulations prohibiting organizations receiving special federal funds from engaging in abortion counseling

Practical Law Analysis of DOMA and Proposition 8 Decisions

Jun 28, 2013 By: Kyle Murray

On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued two high-profile rulings involving same-sex marriage. The decisions will have significant implications for health and retirement plan administration, in addition to other employment-related consequences.

United States Supreme Court Allows Class-wide Arbitration, “However Good, Bad, or Ugly”

Jun 21, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

In Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter. the Court held that an arbitrator did not exceed his authority in interpreting a clause requiring arbitration of “all” disputes to authorize class-wide arbitration of similar disputes.

Hot Docs: SCOTUS reinstates life imprisonment sentence

May 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion this week that simultaneously granted certiorari and overturned an appeals court decision, reinstating the defendant’s life imprisonment sentence.

Hot Docs: Corporations ask SCOTUS to prevent “Citizens United, Part 2″

May 3, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has submitted amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court asking it to grant certiorari in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, but to summarily reverse the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling.

Post-oral arguments Arizona v. U.S. prediction update

Apr 26, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Wednesday, April 25, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. U.S., the Federal Government’s challenge to SB 1070. Here are my updated predictions.

Court Time: Courts can rule on Executive-Legislative spat over Jerusalem

Mar 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the judiciary can hear a dispute over a law holding that state documents list Jerusalem as part of Israel, and the Executive’s refusal to enforce it.

Today in 1810: SCOTUS first strikes down a state law as unconstitutional

Mar 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In ruling in 1810’s Fletcher v. Peck, the Supreme Court first declared a state law as unconstitutional, a practice that has led to some very famous cases.

What does U.S. v. Jones mean for future electronic surveillance cases?

Jan 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court decided yesterday that the government’s placing a GPS tracking device on a person’s car without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment. What does this mean for future surveillance cases?

St. Patty's Parades without any Irish?

Mar 17, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1993 decision allows a private parade organizer to exclude groups based on race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.