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The Hobby Lobby ruling: A breakdown

Don't want to read the entire Hobby Lobby ruling? That's OK! Here's a breakdown. …

Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on abortion clinics more nuanced than it appears

If you're a Supreme Court watcher like me, then the month of June is highly anticipated, as the Court tends to save its juiciest opinions for the final bit of…

The Supreme Court and “fighting words”: A preview of upcoming cases

The problem with writing about the Supreme Court near the end of its term is that the justices tend to save the juiciest cases for last and opinions often come…

The importance of Sotomayor’s voice in Schuette v. BAMN

The Supreme Court unfortunately, yet unsurprisingly, continued its march toward an anti-discrimination jurisprudence that favors claims of the racial majority over those of minorities in its recent decision upholding Michigan’s…

Why Scalia is wrong on affirmative action

By Savannah Marie @savfmarie April 23, 2014 On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court voted that a state’s citizens can vote to exclude race as a factor in determining whether a…

New campaign finance decision makes it harder for rich people to be polite

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down the aggregate limit on how much people can give in capped donations to campaigns and parties. While this makes it possible for the…

Fred Phelps, homophobia and the limits of free speech

Last week brought the death of the Reverend Fred Phelps at the age of 84. I hesitate to use that title to describe him because there are few people out…

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.…

With ‘religious freedom,’ who gets to be most free?

Though it would be fallacious to ever describe the United States as a “Christian nation” in a legal sense, the fact remains that such a tradition often remains a social…