Did you miss your Supreme Court news this week? Let our Weekly Roundup help. (To stay on top of the latest Supreme Court happenings, follow ISCOTUS on Twitter.) The big news at the Court this week was the return of Obamacare in King v. Burwell. See some of the many takes on the case below: The … Continue reading Weekly Roundup – March 6, 2015→
So now that we’ve had (if not yet heard) oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the Affordable Care Act’s second round at the Supreme Court, what have we learned about where the justices stand on this stunningly consequential case? Not all that much, I would say. Court watchers have developed a relatively predictable script for … Continue reading Following the Script: The ACA at the Supreme Court, Round 2→
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Obamacare case, King v. Burwell, on Wednesday in 90 minutes of extended oral argument. I’m predicting the winners based on the method of counting the number of questions. After 19 decisions handed down, my predictions have been correct 63% of the time, which means I have fallen off … Continue reading Predicting the Winner in King v. Burwell–Will Obamacare stand?→
With the beginning of the new term at the Supreme Court comes the release of audio from last Term’s opinion announcements, available now on Oyez. In a previous post I discussed last Term’s most notable oral dissent, Justice Sotomayor’s in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, in which she challenged her conservative colleagues for … Continue reading A Look Back—Justice Ginsburg’s Oral Dissent in Hobby Lobby→
Yesterday’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case offers yet another chapter in the still-unfolding story of the extent to which corporations are “persons” for purposes of claiming constitutional rights. Judicial recognition that corporations might claim constitutional rights has a long history, dating back to the late nineteenth century. In recent years, the Supreme Court has … Continue reading Hobby Lobby, Corporations & Constitutional Rights→
On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court decided one of the most closely-watched cases of the Term. In their ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Court held that the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate does not require closely held for-profit companies to provide contraception coverage in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. Professor Christopher Schmidt (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains the case, the ruling, and its implications in this video.
Case: The Affordable Care Act Cases Dahlia Lithwick has won a richly-deserved National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary. The award is specifically for three columns about the Affordable Care Act case. But as courtwatchers know, Dahlia Lithwick’s incisive commentary at Slate.com is a must read. (She’s been on sabbatical this year, and we look … Continue reading Congratulations to Dahlia Lithwick!→
Carolyn Shapiro, frequent Oyez contributor and director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, appeared on Chicago Tonight yesterday evening. When asked about the outcome, she correctly predicted the Court would uphold the individual mandate.