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.

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?

A look at potential replacements for Justice Scalia

Feb 19, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Justice Scalia’s death continues to dominate headlines, but more in the form of the looming battle over his potential replacement.

Justice Scalia has died: What happens next?

Feb 15, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this past Saturday has gripped headlines ever since. But what happens next?

Today in 1990: Justice William Brennan retires from the Supreme Court

Jul 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 20, 1990, Justice William Brennan ended his nearly 34 year career as a Supreme Court Justice, a tenure marked by his steadfast support of individual rights.

When is a tax not a tax? Ask Chief Justice Roberts

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the health care law challenge on the Anti-Injunction Act and Congress’s Taxing Clause powers creates somewhat of a weird contradiction.

SCOTUS limitation on Medicaid expansion matters more in principle than practice

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA’s Medicaid expansion softens penalties for noncompliant states, but in practice, most states will still comply.

In health care ruling, Roberts gives Congress broad Taxing Clause powers

Jun 28, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

This morning’s Supreme Court decision upheld the Affordable Care Act nearly in its entirety, but did so on Taxing Clause, rather than Commerce Clause, grounds.

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.

Today in 1996: Romer v. Evans is decided

May 20, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today in 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Romer v. Evans, a case significant for several reasons. To constitutional law buffs, the