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10 Oct, 2019

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over LGBTQ Employment Law

2019-10-10T17:18:53+00:00October 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Supreme Court appeared to be closely divided after hearing two hours of oral argument this week in three LGBTQ federal law cases.  Two of those cases, No. 17-1618, Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and No. 17-1623, Bostock v. Clayton County, ask whether a worker can be fired based on their sexual orientation. The third, No. 18-107, R.G. & [...]

10 Mar, 2015

The Supreme Court and Same-sex Marriage

2019-03-18T18:47:29+00:00March 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court is prepared to end a controversy that has divided much of the nation for the past two decades:  Do states have: (a) the power to ban same-sex marriages, and (b) the power to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in another state? The Court will hear oral argument in four vided cases [...]

7 Oct, 2014

The Last Week In June

2019-03-18T18:47:33+00:00October 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

  Legal commentators have long speculated that Supreme Court Justices prefer to release their most controversial opinions at the end of each term, days before embarking on summer recess to travel, teach, and write. A recent study by Lee Epstein of Washington University, William Landes of the University of Chicago, and Judge Richard Posner of [...]