Items Tagged with 'Supreme Court'


Closely held corporations win religious freedom

Supreme Court rules companies can decide issuance of birth control.

July 11, 2014
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby two weeks ago in the contraception coverage case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, saying that closely held companies have religious freedom. Read More

Law Day celebration focuses on the right to vote

Speaker will examine issues that impact democracy’s ‘ability to function.’

April 25, 2014
Voters’ rights have taken some big hits in the past year. Read More

Private companies are covered if they are contractors for public firms

March 21, 2014
A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month has expanded the protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provision to include some privately held companies. Read More

High esteem for the high court on the nation’s birth date

June 28, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court is the one institution in this country that endures as a bastion of integrity and intellectual purity even through the most vigorous debate, and sets for all else the model of behavior and exemplary, succinct prose. Read More

Supreme Court rules in favor of businesses

June 28, 2013
While affirmative action was the case making headlines last Monday, two other cases decided by the Supreme Court could have a greater impact on businesses. Read More

Local attorneys say DOMA dismissal leaves states, businesses in limbo

June 28, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this week and dismissed the Prop. 8 case on jurisdictional grounds, returning California to a gay marriage state. Read More

Supreme Court says no to gene patents

June 21, 2013
For nearly two decades, Myriad Genetics has held the exclusive right to test genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 — genes that, if mutated, hugely increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Read More

State Supreme Court rules no collective growing of medical marijuana

December 27, 2012
DETROIT — Michigan's medical-marijuana law does not allow a collective grow operation, the state Supreme Court said last week in the case of a Grand Rapids man who gave warehouse space to others to raise pot. The unanimous decision provides more clarity about a 4-year-old law that was approved by voters by a wide margin but lacked details in key areas. Read More

Political leadership pulled a honey of a boo-boo

December 22, 2012
The death of Robert Bork last week gave rise once again to the impactful and thoughtful words of Ronald Reagan’s rejected U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Yale law professor, acting attorney general and revered scholar. The underscore is that Bork, even in times of extreme controversy, was revered for the thoughtfulness and originality of his ideas and the willingness to discuss them even by those who vehemently disagreed. Read More