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In Teeth-Whitening Case, SCOTUS Extends Antitrust Immunity Exception

Teeth whitening may not be "the practice of dentistry." Who knew? On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared, 6-3, that the determinations of a state regulatory board can be actionable as antitrust if the board is composed of market participants who are using the power of the state to shut......

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Abercrombie Hijab Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch Stores, the case about a Muslim teenager, Samantha Elauf, who interviewed for a job at an Abercrombie store while wearing a headscarf. Abercrombie chose not to hire her explicitly because of the headscarf, assuming that she would......

The Unrepresentative Supreme Court

During a lecture in Arkansas, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “commented that four of the court’s justices represented every borough of New York City but Manhattan. And of the nine justices, six were Catholic and three were Jews,” the Arkansas [...] The post The Unrepresentative Supreme Court appeared first on Political Wire.

King v. Burwell Threatens GOP

Joshua Green details the threat to the Republican Party if they get their wish and the Supreme Court cripples the Affordable Care Act on Bloomberg.com (h/t Kevin Drum). (Conservative health care wonk Stuart) Butler’s worry is grounded in an understanding that voters with skyrocketing premiums may not blame Obama, as Republicans assume. They’ll expect the [...]Show More Summary

TiVo Picks At The Scraps Of Aereo’s Remains

It’s been about eight months since a divided U.S. Supreme Court thrust a dagger through the gut of streaming video startup Aereo, and three months since the company filed for bankruptcy protection. And any hope that the company might be sold or resurrected has vanished with news that its name and patents have been sold off like parts … [More]

READ IT HERE: Kentucky same-sex couples file opening brief in Supreme Court marriage cases

Same-sex couples' brief in Kentucky marriage case is filed. The post READ IT HERE: Kentucky same-sex couples file opening brief in Supreme Court marriage cases appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Tennessee same-sex couples bring fight against marriage recognition ban to Supreme Court, file opening brief

Tennessee same-sex couples file second brief out of the four Supreme Court marriage cases. The post Tennessee same-sex couples bring fight against marriage recognition ban to Supreme Court, file opening brief appeared first on Equality On Trial.

READ IT HERE: Ohio same-sex couples challenge marriage recognition ban in Supreme Court

The first brief is in. The post READ IT HERE: Ohio same-sex couples challenge marriage recognition ban in Supreme Court appeared first on Equality On Trial.

The Supreme Court’s About To Hear A Case That Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Even Worse

Arizona's Republican-controlled legislature thinks that congressional elections are too competitive. And they want the Supreme Court to fix that problem for them. The post The Supreme Court’s About To Hear A Case That Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Even Worse appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Does the White House have a secret Obamacare fallback plan?

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, is accusing the Obama administration of secretly preparing a fallback strategy if the Supreme Court strikes down a major part of the healthcare law later this year, even as officials publicly maintain that no plan exists, […]

Name Quotes for the Weekend #28

"What message would it send to girls if the women of the U.S. Supreme Court were named Raymond, Simon and Elliot instead of Ruth, Sonia and Elena?" more

Abercrombie & Fitch Lawsuit That Isn’t Really About Hijabs Presented To Supreme Court

Five years ago, a teen applied for a job at a store selling clothes for a children’s clothing store that is part of the Abercrombie & Fitch brand. She wore a hijab, a headcovering that many female Muslims wear, and said that she would continue to wear it to work. This week, her case is before the U.S. Supreme Court, … [More]

"The argument that the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell lack standing wasn’t conceived by the Barack Obama administration, which didn’t raise the issue in its briefs..."

"... for the case to be argued March 4. It was dreamed up by an enterprising journalist who tracked down the plaintiffs and got the details of their life situations," writes lawprof Noah Feldman in "How the Supreme Court Could Save Obamacare...Show More Summary

Religion, the workplace and the Supreme Court

The federal Civil Rights Act bans discrimination in employment on the basis of religion, but it does more than that: Under the law, a company must accommodate the religious practices of workers unless doing so imposes an undue hardship on the conduct of its business. This week, the Supreme...

Supreme Court chief justice likely to back healthcare law

When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King vs. Burwell next week, all eyes will be on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., to try to figure out which way he's leaning. After all, this case is the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the last time the law was before the high...

Difficulties for state-based exchanges heighten potential Obamacare chaos

The Obamacare case that the Supreme Court will hear next week, King v. Burwell, immediately threatens subsidies to the states that chose not to create their own health insurance exchanges. If the court rules for the plaintiffs, and subsidies...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court is deciding a case that could derail Obamacare. Here’s what you need to know.

The fate of the Affordable Care Act, the president's signature domestic policy achievement, is once again in the hands of the Supreme Court this coming Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the financial assistance that millions of Americans are receiving to purchase health insurance. The case […]

Why Court-Packing Wouldn’t Work

Ian Millhiser has an interesting piece for Slate, putting the potential for a Supreme Court ruling gutting the ACA in the context of the constitutional struggle that led to FDR’s (legal but not normative) proposal to pack the Court. Despite the title, it should be emphasized that Ian concludes that the failure of FDR’s proposal […]

The Supreme Court Heard Abercrombie’s Discrimination Case Today

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Abercrombie & Fitch has been the subject of several discrimination lawsuits in the past, including a racial-discrimination complaint in 2005, but none that have reached the highest court in the nation. However, that changed today when the retailer was set to defend its so-called "look policy" before the Supreme Court.... More »

532,900,000 Reasons Why We Need Patent Reform Now

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last year, there's been plenty of good news in the fight against the abuse of patents to stifle innovation. A bunch of court rulings have gone the right way, with the biggest being the Supreme Court's ruling in the Alice v.Show More Summary

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