Employers who operate their businesses in accordance with Christian principles may be entitled to enjoin the new contraception mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the en banc 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
Police needed a warrant to search a FedEx package suspected of containing marijuana, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a suppression order.
A divorced father could not agree to forgo parenting time in exchange for relief from his child support obligation, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
WASHINGTON — Enforcement of the federal health care law mandate requiring employers to provide health care coverage to workers or face a fine has been delayed for a year, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision barring state-law design-defect claims against generic drug makers that mirror failure-to-warn actions served a major setback to plaintiffs seeking damages for drug injuries.
WASHINGTON – It was a case that could have led to the constitutional condemnation of school affirmative action policies across the country.
But instead, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin gave the lower court another crack at deciding whether the school’s policy passes constitutional muster — but not before offering a slightly tougher standard for the school to prove the need for considering race among school admission factors. Call it “no-other-way strict scrutiny.”
Published: June 27, 2013
Tags: antitrust, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, common law, consumer protection, effective vindication, Federal Arbitration Act, mandatory arbitration, U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – The chasm between civil defense attorneys who extol the virtues of mandatory arbitration agreements and members of the plaintiffs’ bar who say the pacts strip consumers of their right to redress was widened by the U.S. Supreme Court last week.
WASHINGTON – In a ruling that will have an immediate effect on more than 1,000 federal laws and programs, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, holding that the law prohibiting recognition of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages for federal purposes unconstitutionally violates equal protection principles.
WASHINGTON – In a contested interstate adoption case that raised complicated questions about the intersection of federal and state law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act does not automatically bar the adoption of an Indian child over the objection of her non-custodial biological father.
WASHINGTON — Invalidating a key Civil Rights era statutory provision designed to stop efforts to impede blacks from voting in the nation’s southern states, the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the preclearance coverage formula under the Voting Rights Act, ruling that it violates states’ sovereignty rights.