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.
Should the dismissal of a shareholder derivative action based on the lack of a pre-suit demand on the corporation’s board of directors be reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard?
Does an agreement between an employer and union setting amicable ground rules for a union organizing campaign violate the federal labor anti-bribery statute?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the dismissal of a shareholder derivative action based on the lack of a pre-suit demand on the corporation’s board of directors should be reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an agreement between an employer and union setting amicable ground rules for a union organizing campaign violates the federal labor anti-bribery statute.
An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if she is empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the victim.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around entrances, exits and driveways around facilities where abortions are performed.
WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and a group of states and other municipalities challenging the breadth of a federal emissions reduction rule aimed at power plants and other sources of air pollution.
WASHINGTON — In a victory to generic pharmaceutical companies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that state design-defect laws that impose a duty on generic drug makers to either change their labeling in violation of federal law or pull the drug from the market are preempted.