Jon Snow: Heir to the Iron Throne?

Jun 29, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

A lot has happened during this season’s “Game of Thrones.” How have the various legal claims to the Iron Throne fared since last year?

SCOTUS abortion ruling is a major milestone

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, one of the most significant on the issue of abortion in recent history.

Why is Fisher II that big of a deal?

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week’s Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ruling is being touted as the most significant decision on the race in admissions in over a decade. But is it really?

Today in 2005: SCOTUS decides Kelo v. City of New London

Jun 23, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London, causing massive backlash among the public for allowing the government taking of private property for private interests.

Expectations in dealing with pro se opposing parties

Jun 22, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this two-part series, we’ll cover what the complications are in dealing with pro se opposing parties, how to deal with them, and some additional useful tips.

Today in 1980: The Supreme Court allows the first patent of a genetically-modified organism

Jun 16, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 16, 1980, the Supreme Court ruled in Diamond v. Chakrabarty that genetically-modified organisms are patentable, allowing for today’s widespread GMO use.

For net neutrality regulations, the third time’s the charm

Jun 15, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

In yesterday’s ruling, the D.C. Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s net neutrality regulations, after the same judge had twice struck down similar regulations.

Today in 1952: SCOTUS invalidates President Truman’s seizure of steel mills

Jun 2, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 2, 1952, the Supreme Court held in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer that President Truman’s seizure of the nation’s steel mills exceed his constitutional authority.

Today in 1986: SCOTUS upholds aerial surveillance by police

May 19, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Thanks to California v. Ciraolo, the question of whether surveillance by police UAVs is constitutional has already been answered – and in the affirmative.

Today in 1980: SCOTUS rules on definition of “interrogation” in Miranda context

May 12, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 12, 1980, the Supreme Court decided Rhode Island v. Innis, in which the Court addressed the question of what exactly constitutes police interrogation for the purposes of the Miranda warning.

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