The Supreme Court entertained oral arguments in two cases today involving what Plaintiffs must prove in order to have a class certified in class action lawsuits. In the first case, Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (Case No. 11-864), the Plaintiff/Respondents brought suit against the Petitioner, Comcast, for anti-competitive practices. The Respondents claimed that Comcast made “clustering” [...]
Photo/U.S. Department of Homeland Security Today the Supreme Court heard two cases involving drug-sniffing police dogs and the Fourth Amendment. The first case, Florida v. Joelis Jardines (11-564), involved whether a dog sniff by a narcotics trained police dog at the front door of a suspected grow house constituted a search within the meaning of [...]
Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case concerning jurisdiction and having the United States as a party to the appeal. In Klokeckner v. Solis 11-184, Carolyn M. Kloeckner filed an equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint against her former employer, the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2005. She alleged a hostile work environment [...]
Scores of American lives will be impacted when the Supreme Court issues rulings on cases regarding affirmative action, national security, and international law and the alien tort statute. However, this term, the biggest elephant in the room…or court…is same-sex marriage. Hot button cases regarding same-sex marriage in California and the federal Defense of Marriage Act [...]
The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 seeks to remedy the present discrepancy between the collection of sales tax for brick and mortar retailers and their online competitors by requiring predominantly internet-based companies to pay state sales taxes.
The government’s lawyer in the Affordable Care Act, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, said in his first public appearance since the Supreme Court’s ruling that the public is right to hold him to a high standard and scrutinize his actions. [audio:http://trns.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120711VerilliRightToCritique.mp3|titles=20120711VerilliRightToCritique]
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli may be a celebrity in the eyes of judicial enthusiasts for his successful defense of President Obama’s health care law, but don’t count on him making headlines anytime soon.
During his remarks at the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden said that if Republican presidental candidate Mitt Romney is elected President, the U.S. could see a Supreme Court with more justices like Antonin Scalia and John Roberts. Both conservative Justices recently ruled in favor of the controversial “show [...]
Sen.Orrin Hatch of Utah partially defended Chief Justice’s opinion in upholding the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act, explaining that Roberts’ opinion at its core expressed a conservative viewpoint, leaving the option to repeal the law still on the table at a speech at conservative think tank AEI Monday. Hatch explained, “at the same time that [...]
Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Vice President Joe Biden’s former economic adviser debated the implications of the previous day’s Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare” Friday, staking out opposing views on the finality of the legislation and its long-term economic impacts Addressing members of the National Economists Club at a Chinese restaurant in downtown Washington, Holtz-Eakin cited [...]