Starbucks sued for putting too much ice in its cold drinks

May 2, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Starbucks is being sued for allegedly failing to provide its customers with the amount of “fluid ounces” of a particular drink advertised on its menu because of the addition of ice.

“Magic” card game “judges” sue for lost wages; claim to be employees

Apr 22, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

A group of “judges” for Wizards of the Coast’s collectible card game “Magic: the Gathering” are suing the company for lost wages, claiming to be employees of Wizards.

Today in 2009: Arizona v. Gant is decided

Apr 21, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Seven years ago today, Justice Scalia stood apart from his conservative peers yet again on Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues in Arizona v. Gant.

Today in 1873: The Slaughter-House Cases are decided

Apr 14, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 14, 1873, the Supreme Court decided the Slaughter-House Cases, effectively nullifying the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities Clause.

Today in 2003: The Supreme Court finds cross-burning to be constitutionally-protected “speech”

Apr 7, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Virginia v. Black, decided 13 years ago today, on April 7, 2003, held that cross-burning, without an intent to intimidate, is constitutionally-protected speech under the First Amendment.

Today in 1918: The U.S. first legally observes Daylight Savings Time

Mar 31, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 31, 1918, the U.S. legally observed its first nationwide Daylight Savings Time, marking the beginning of a tumultuous history.

Today in 1966: SCOTUS strikes down poll taxes

Mar 24, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections that poll taxes are unconstitutional.

Out in Force in 2016: FCPA and DOJ Preparing for Action

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Despite a slowdown in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be a particularly active year.

Today in 1988: Apple sues Microsoft for copyright infringement

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 17, 1988, Apple sued Microsoft for copyright infringement, claiming the latter’s Windows 2.0 operating system copied design elements from Apple’s Macintosh OS.

Judge Merrick Garland: Who is he, and will he be our next Supreme Court justice?

Mar 17, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

President Obama named Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Scalia. Who is he and will he get confirmed?

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