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Halbig goes en banc

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:02pm
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I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. Actually, I do know. I was off the internets for most of the day, and the world kept turning without me.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted (Order embedded at bottom of post) en banc (full court) hearing in the Halbig...

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SCOTUS blocks same sex marriage in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:10am
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Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s same sex marriage ban. This week, however, the Supreme Court put a hold on that ruling, meaning that for the time being gay marriages are blocked in Virginia:

While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor...

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law·less·ness, noun

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
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law·less [law-lis]
adjective

1. contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence.
2. being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion.
3. illegal: bootleggers’ lawless activity.

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So if Hobby Lobby were unincorporated, Chuck Schumer would be okay with its contraceptive policy?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:30am
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The Hobby Lobby decision really brought out the hyperbole of the Democratic Party.

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is no exception. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, he made some remarks about the decision. Eric Scheiner of CNS News reported:

At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs...

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Aereo’s Last Stand

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:30am
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Bloomberg reports that the executives of Aereo, Inc., are exploring ways to continue offering their streaming service by operating more like a cable TV provider. The startup’s owners s...

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Hillary Clinton’s Big Lie about Hobby Lobby

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:30am
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Hillary Clinton is a lawyer, and a smart one at that. So she knows better than this statement she made about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision:

It’s very troubling that a salesclerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her...

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Hobby Lobby beats the Bullies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
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In his new column at the Washington Post, George Will examines the recent rulings of the Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby and unions.

As usual, Will has the facts on his side:

The Supreme Court reins in government bullies

Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme...

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Supreme Court crafts injunction protecting Wheaton College out of Hobby Lobby whole cloth

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 6:28pm
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In light of the Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court today granted an injunction pending appealy in favor of Wheaton College, which did not want to comply with certain Obamacare paperwork on religious grounds:

The application for an injunction having been submitted to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to...

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Should female Supreme Court Justices think with their uteri?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:30am
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Ruth Marcus thinks that the female SCOTUS justices do. And she thinks it’s a good thing:

How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones, yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans?

My explanation, slightly crude...

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@SCOTUSblog trolls confused haters on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:40am
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By now you’ve seen Monday’s Supreme Court decisions here and here, which – quite predictably – set off a nuclear reaction on Twitter.

Some of that outrage was misguidedly directed at SCOTUSblog by angry tweeters who thought they were surely tweeting the actual Supreme Court Justices. But as many of us know,...

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The really old Constitution had a pretty good month

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:17pm
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Who can forget this snippet of wisdom from 2010?

I’d say June 2014 was a pretty good month for that old document.

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Hobby Lobby wins in 5-4 decision over Obamacare contraception mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:55am
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Note: this post has been updated.

The Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the blockbuster Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, setting new–if narrow–precedent governing how much control government has over religious exercise in America.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that a closely held corporation cannot be required to...

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Supreme Court limits compelled public sector union dues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:08am
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The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Harris v. Quinn, where the issues were (via ScotusBlog):

(1) Whether a state may, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to...

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SCOTUS: Your NLRB Recess Appointments are Invalid, Mr. President

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:40pm
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Last year, Noel Canning asked the Supreme Court to determine the validity of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Those appointments went through during a very short recess that occurred between two pro forma sessions of the United States Senate. Canning argued that the 3 day recess...

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Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Free Speech “Buffer Zones”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:30am
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While the long-awaited Hobby Lobby decision won’t come until next week, the United States Supreme Court did issue a couple interesting rulings today.

In yet another unanimous decision this session, the Court reversed the First Circuit Court decision in McCullen v. Coakley.

At issue in McCullen v. Coakley was whether the...

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SCOTUS: Aereo Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 4:30pm
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Aereo is a video streaming service that allows subscribers (at around $8/month) to view live, over-the-air programming via the internet. The service also includes DVR-like capabilities, allowing for the recording of live programming to be watched later. Shortly after Aereo’s launch last year, other television providers (think major networks) sued, claiming...

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SCOTUS Is Unanimous: Warrants Needed for Cellphones

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:35am
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The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled this morning that police may not search the cellphones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a separate warrant. This ruling is a huge boost for individual privacy rights advocates.

Some of the decision is excerpted below, and we will update this post...

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