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U.S. Supreme Court rules to Protect Privacy Rights with Smart Phone Searches

Trisha Barita June 25, 2014

On the issue of privacy, there is always a balance to be struck between what sacrifice must be made in order to continue to maintain and protect our right to privacy.  The U.S. Supreme Court expressed an opinion today that law enforcement’s ability to search through cell phones they obtain during an arrest is not… Continue Reading »

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Supreme Court Sinks Comcast Class Action

Carol Keough April 5, 2013

Philadelphia customers sued Comcast Corporation arguing Comcast’s complete control over cable service in parts of Philadelphia allowed Comcast to raise prices unfairly.  The customers had several different theories as to how they were harmed by Comcast’s monopoly of the cable service business.  The United States Supreme Court held the customers were not a proper class… Continue Reading »

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NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court On The Obama Recess Appointments

Carol Keough March 12, 2013

On March 12, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its decision to file a petition for certioriari with the Supreme Court.  The NLRB wants the Court to reverse or clarify the decision in “Noel Canning” where the D.C. Circuit held that the recess appointments to the Board by President Obama were invalid. In order for… Continue Reading »

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New Birth Control and Religious Employer Rules Released Today

Trisha Barita February 1, 2013

Obama Administration (through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) releases proposed new rules on Friday, February 1, 2013, regarding what faces religous employers as they fight a battle at the United States Supreme Court regarding the requirements of providing free birth contral under the federal health care act.  Certain religion based employers have been concerned about how the… Continue Reading »

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Justice Thomas Breaks a Seven Year Silence on the Court

Carol Keough January 24, 2013

Why has Justice Thomas maintained silence during oral argument before the Supreme Court for more than 7 years? Justice Thomas himself has reportedly said that he is silent out of simple courtesy. Last year according to the Wall Street Journal, Justice Thomas said that “when someone is talking, somebody ought to listen.” However, on January… Continue Reading »

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