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The  Court hears 4 cases this week. One hot topic being discussed includes immigration law and border control in Arizona v. United States. Can Arizona engage in cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws and create state offenses for violations of federal immigration regulations? Also this week is a case on whether the Quiet Title Act applies to cases in which the plaintiff’s interest in divesting the title is something other than a claim of ownership to the land.

Monday, April 23, 2012

This week the Court hears cases involving some of our favorite acts like The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Fair Sentencing Act, and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed a comprehensive health care reform bill into law: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). A number of states and organizations challenged the law in federal court.  Those lawsuits made their way through the courts, leading up to the current Supreme Court review of the law. Perhaps signaling the importance of the health care law to this Court, the Supreme Court has set aside an unprecedented three days, March 26-28, to hear arguments on both sides on the issues.

Monday, March 26, 2012

This week the court hears some interesting arguments, one including a woman that used her deceased husbands frozen sperm to conceive and is now having trouble collecting his Social Security benefits for their children. Two cases on whether it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence teenagers to life without parole even if they aren’t the triggermen. Plus are there really any “harmless-errors” in court if it leads to your conviction?

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Supreme Court hears 4 this week. In the mix are cases involving double jeopardy and capital murder, real estate settlement services and kickbacks, compensation of interpreters and court costs, and lying about military awards. Is it a crime, or protected free speech?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


This week the Court hears 4 arguments including one regarding immigrants who were convicted of crimes prior to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. The Supreme Court’s decision could restrict their ability to travel internationally, possibly affecting their ability to maintain family ties or fulfill religious obligations. Another case of particular interest with tax season upon us involves the possibility of imposing limitations on the time frame in which you can be audited by the IRS.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SCOTUS starts the year out with arguments regarding gender discrimination in The Family Medical Leave Act, Nude Scenes and Expletives on TV, and why falling on the ice at work can hurt more than your ego.

This week the Supreme Court hears 6 cases including a couple of health care issues involving drug patents and research, healthcare costs and the generic drug manufacturing industry. Also being discussed will be DNA testing, expert witnesses and the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause.

This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 6 cases. The topics range from insider trading and Securities Regulation, to the Privacy Act and whether emotional and other noneconomic damages are “actual damages,” raising broad implications for future suits under the Privacy Act.

This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 6 cases. The topics range from immigration, deportation and the IRS, to the largest beef recall in U.S. history, to how citizens can protect themselves from government officials’ possible abuse of new technologies, for instance: when the FBI places GPS  devices on vehicles suspected of drug trafficking.