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Massachusetts works to close legal loophole that cleared upskirt photographer

On Wednesday, the highest level state court in Massachusetts ruled on a case involving a state law that prohibits secretly photographing or videotaping a person "who is nude or partially…

Deep dish is not pizza, says Justice Scalia

Last week, Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia issued a decisive opinion in which he held that Chicago style deep dish "pizza" is not really pizza at all.…

Harris v. Quinn: An end to forced unionization, or an end to unions?

This Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Harris v. Quinn, a First Amendment challenge regarding labor union dues. After oral arguments, it remains to be seen how the…

Nine of the most influential Supreme Court cases of 2013

This was a big year for Supreme Court decisions. We saw a huge set of summer decisions in the last few weeks of the Court's 2012 - 2013 term. Let's…

Unpaid intern lawsuits may reach Supreme Court

This year, a string of lawsuits challenging unpaid internships as violating fair labor practices have swept the nation. Although unpaid internships have been around for many years, since the 2008…

Affirmative action is back in the Supreme Court, but this time it’s different

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, a case about, you guessed it, affirmative action. With Fisher v. Texas being decided…

Marissa Alexander case: Does ‘Stand Your Ground’ have a racial double standard?

In May of last year, Marissa Alexander, a black resident of Tampa Florida, was tried and convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — a felony — for allegedly…

Supreme Court justices don’t use email but they do play video games

When Justice Kagan, the youngest of the current justices at age 53, worked for the Supreme Court as a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall in 1987, the justices did not…

Celebrating the 83rd anniversary of women’s suffrage

Yesterday was the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which, when ratified in 1920, prohibited any U.S. Citizen from being denied the right to vote based on their sex. This constitutional…

Detroit files for bankruptcy

Detroit didn't file for bankruptcy years ago? Apparently not. On Thursday, the city filed for bankruptcy in federal court, making it the largest U.S. city ever to do so, USA Today…

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