Election 2012: The fate of Texas’ voter ID law (and all others?)

Jul 18, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The trial over Texas’ suit against the U.S. Department of Justice over the latter’s approval of the former’s voter ID law ended last week. Could this case make it to the Supreme Court?

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.

Amazon, Apple, and Control of the E-Book Market

May 14, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Amazon, Apple, and the traditional book publishers are struggling to establish pricing and revenue-sharing structures that advance their competitive interests.

Court Time: Obama’s remarks and one steamed appeals court

Apr 11, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

President’s Obama’s remarks predicting how the Supreme Court will find the ACA’s constitutionality prompted a Texas federal appeals judge to question whether the Executive was challenging the Judiciary’s authority.

(Un)Civil Rights: Texas claims colorblindness to the Justice Department

Feb 15, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In response to a preclearance request to approve Texas’s new voter ID laws, the Justice Department asked for voting data on race. Texas said it doesn’t have it because it’s “colorblind.”

MegaUpload is shut down a day after the Internet protests. Coincidence?

Jan 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Federal prosecutors have issued an indictment against MegaUpload, its owner, and several of its officials, and shut down the site itself on piracy charges.

2011 in review: The top 20 legal stories, part 3

Dec 21, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Throughout December, the last month of the year, we’ll be looking at the top 20 legal events of 2011, as

Today in 1998: U.S. Justice Department files antitrust suit against Visa, MasterCard

Oct 7, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 7, 1998, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against Visa and MasterCard alleging antitrust violations under the Sherman Act.

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