U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court to Resolve Same-Sex Marriage Issue

U.S. Supreme Court to Resolve Same-Sex Marriage Issue

After last October’s Supreme Court punt, when the United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision that found same-sex marriage bans inconsistent with rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution, there were three other federal appellate courts that had reached the same conclusion—the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits.

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: It Doesn’t Mean What They’re Telling You It Means

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: It Doesn’t Mean What They’re Telling You It Means

News media outlets, talk-show pundits, social media, and the blogosphere have exploded since the United States Supreme Court issued a closely divided written opinion June 30 regarding the applicability of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) to certain corporations. 

Cliven Bundy’s Battle of Bunkerville: An Attorney’s Analysis

Cliven Bundy’s Battle of Bunkerville: An Attorney’s Analysis

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy made headlines recently when his decades-long battle with the federal government came to a head in an armed, but as-of-yet peaceful standoff near Bunkerville, Nevada. Although twenty years is a long time to have unresolved differences with arguably the most powerful entity in the world, the dispute between ranchers and the federal government reaches back much farther than two decades. In fact, the policies underlying the dispute are almost as old as this country.