Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Trump v. Hawaii

Reading through the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii – the Muslim travel ban case – is like drifting off to sleep on an ordinary commuter train headed for home and then being jolted awake when it shudders to … Continue reading

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Carpenter v. United States

Today, instead of a book review, I’m going to take a plunge into law review. I want to look at the decision of the United States Supreme Court in a case called Carpenter v. United States announced on June 22. … Continue reading

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The Court and The World

The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities By Stephen Breyer Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2015 This book is about the increasing interplay between the Supreme Court of the United States and the people, laws … Continue reading

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King v. Burwell: Everyone’s A Winner

(Photo: http://www.supremecourt.gov) Yesterday morning the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell. This case is about tax credits granted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) to low income individuals to help them pay … Continue reading

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The Hobby Lobby Decision

In its June 30, 2014 decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled for the first time in US legal history that a closely held for-profit corporation is entitled to a religious exemption from following a US … Continue reading

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Riley v. California (with a Primer on Reading Supreme Court Decisions)

In this post I’m going to take a break from book reviews and look at the recent Supreme Court decision in the Riley v. California case. (In future posts, I may deal with other cases.) Riley v. California is a … Continue reading

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