NSA-Related Court Rulings in 2013

Jan 9, 2014 By: Michael Ross

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring posts from our Legal Editorial Operations team highlighting the most important cases and issues they saw in 2013

Relying on an Anonymous Tip to Stop a Drunk or Reckless Driver

Oct 17, 2013 By: Michael Ross

In the first orders list of its 2013 term, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that poses the question of whether the Fourth Amendment requires an officer who receives an anonymous tip regarding a drunken or reckless driver to corroborate dangerous driving before stopping the vehicle.

Limiting the Fair Housing Act’s Reach

Oct 16, 2013 By: Michael Ross

On December 4, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case posing the question of whether the FHA prohibits not only intentional discrimination in the housing or rental market on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin, but also bans practices that have a disparate impact on a protected class.

Affirmative Action in University Admissions Redux

Oct 14, 2013 By: Michael Ross

This term the Supreme Court will once again address the constitutionality of affirmative action policies in university admissions decisions when it considers the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Decision Day for the Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Jul 3, 2013 By: Michael Ross

Windsor was released first: the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage as between a man and

Anticipating Windsor and Perry

Jul 2, 2013 By: Michael Ross

On Thursday, June 20, the Supreme Court released three decisions, but the two most heavily anticipated rulings, the same-sex marriage cases, were not among them.

Windsor Supreme Court Decision: Westlaw Headnote Preview

Jun 26, 2013 By: Michael Ross

Here is our first headnote from the DOMA/PROP8 Supreme Court decision. Written by our attorney editors and classified within the exclusive West Key Number System, our headnotes summarize points of law in judicial rulings.

Counsel at the plea bargaining gate

Feb 1, 2013 By: Michael Ross

The requirement of effective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment was recently extended by the Supreme Court through two rulings last term.