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.

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

Perry Supreme Court Decision: Westlaw Headnote Preview

Jun 26, 2013 By: Jacalyn Sauer

Here is preview headnote from the Perry Supreme Court decision. Official proponents of California’s Proposition 8, a voter-enacted ballot initiative amending state

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.

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.

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

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: Supreme Court forbids attorney DMV records access for solicitation; Scalia joins liberal dissent

Jun 20, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s recent Maracich v. Spears ruling held that attorneys may not access DMV records for nascent lawsuit solicitation; Scalia joins in the dissent with three liberals.

Supreme Court: You have to speak up if you want to plead the Fifth

Jun 19, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that, unless an individual has been taken into police “custody,” silence alone doesn’t automatically invoke the Fifth Amendment privilege.

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