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Supreme Court Remains Silent on New Jersey Sports Betting

Supreme Court Remains Silent on New Jersey Sports Betting

As lawmakers continue to deal with the recent Supreme Court rulings, New Jersey residents are beginning to turn online for their sports betting needs. The Supreme Court of the United States kept silent when asked by the state to have a hearing on a recent federal appellate court ruling stating that sports betting will continue […]

Hobby Lobby Investment Angers Liberals Anew

Hobby Lobby Investment Angers Liberals Anew

Days after the June 30 Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby’s right to religious freedom, which angered liberals nationwide, news about its investments were publicized on social media. The court judgment was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which protects against “substantial burden on a person’s exercise of religion,” as […]

Supreme Court Declines Conversion Therapy Case

Supreme Court Declines Conversion Therapy Case

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the case against California’s law banning conversion therapy, a controversial practice that claims to reverse homosexuality in children. The court’s declination allows the state to being enforcing the ban. The court did not give a reason for rejecting the case. By not hearing the case, […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby: Puts Dent in Obamacare

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby: Puts Dent in Obamacare

In what is being called not only a triumph for freedom of religion but also a triumph for the freedom of conscience, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. The case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby put the two companies at the center […]

Mobile Phones Protected by Fourth Amendment

Mobile Phones Protected by Fourth Amendment

For over 40 years police officers have had the right to search anything on a suspected criminal’s person before or after their arrest, including their mobile phones. The original reasoning behind it was a matter of safety for the arresting officer. Without a pat down or a search of their car, the officer could not […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant before searching digital information on a cell phone or other electronic device seized from an individual who has been arrested. This decision served as a major affirmation of privacy rights in this increasingly technological age. The unanimous 9-to-0 decision marks a landmark move […]

Aereo 6-3 Supreme Court Decision Plugs Hole in Copyright Act

Aereo 6-3 Supreme Court Decision Plugs Hole in Copyright Act

The majority 6-3 decision written by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in the Aereo case serves to plug a hole in the Copyright Act by preventing the start-up company from transmitting its signals via thousands of tiny antennas to its subscribers. Breyer’s majority decision, which will likely put Aereo out of business, relied on analysis […]

Software Patents Shaken by Supreme Court Ruling

Software Patents Shaken by Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on the issue of software patents for the first time in 33 years, potentially shaking the accepted practices. In the latest Alice Corp. vs. CLS case, the court decided that an abstract idea, such as a financial algorithm, cannot pass by merely appending “on a computer” to it. This ruling […]

POM Wonderful Wins in Supreme Court

POM Wonderful Wins in Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for POM Wonderful on Thursday, ruling unanimously, that the company may move forward in a lawsuit against Coca-Cola Co. The suit alleges the company stole business from POM and tricked consumers by using false advertising. POM Wonderful, a Los Angeles-based pomegranate grower, produces a pomegranate-blueberry juice blend made […]

Brown Versus Board of Education: 60 Years Later

Brown Versus Board of Education: 60 Years Later

Brown v.  Board of Education has reached an important milestone as it marks the 6oth Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that ended the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine and desegregated public education in America. On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine should be removed from public education. […]

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