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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…

‘Nuclear option’ shows shameless hypocrisy on both sides

Harry Reid finally went nuclear. The filibuster may no longer be used for presidential appointments to the executive branch or courts other than the Supreme Court. This has been decried…

Judge blocks part of restrictive Texas abortion law

Less than 24 hours before the law would have taken affect, a federal judge in Texas blocked an important part of the state's restrictive new abortion law on Monday and…

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…

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife sentenced to prison for using campaign funds as ‘personal piggy bank’

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson, were sentenced on Wednesday to jail time for spending $750,000 in campaign funds on luxury items, living expenses and clothing…

NYC ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy ruled unconstitutional

In a scathing opinion released Monday, a federal judge has found New York City's "stop-and-frisk" policy unconstitutional, calling it "indirect racial profiling" because it targeted racially defined groups. U.S. District…