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Wed 9 Apr, 2014

By Professor Christopher Schmidt

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a New Mexico case involving a photography business that refused to take pictures at a same-sex commitment ceremony. This act of discrimination, according to the state human rights commission, ran afoul of the New Mexico public accommodations law. The couple who owned the photography company claimed that a legal requirement to serve same-sex customers in this context infringed their First Amendment rights. Their argument, in essence, was that in certain circumstances they had a right to discriminate.

Wed 9 Apr, 2014

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What does the campaign finance McCutcheon decision actually mean? Professor Sanford Greenberg of Chicago-Kent College of Law explains

Listen to oral arguments from McCutcheon on Oyez

Goldberg's swing and miss - ISCOTUS Director Chris Schmidt continues his Drama in the Court series with a former Justice's embarrassing return to the Court in Flood v. Kuhn

After McCutcheon, what other challenges could arise to campaign contribution limits? Lyle Denniston analyzes

Supreme Court declines early look at NSA surveillance case

Fri 4 Apr, 2014

By Professor Christopher Schmidt. This post is part of ISCOTUS Director Schmidt's "Drama in the Court" series.

To celebrate the opening of a new baseball season, let’s look back to 1972 when baseball had its day (its third day, actually) in the Supreme Court.

Thu 3 Apr, 2014

On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, ruling that aggregate limits on campaign contributions were unconstitutional. Professor Sanford Greenberg of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law explains the facts of the decision.

Thu 3 Apr, 2014

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The McCutcheon opinion

Learn the facts behind the McCutcheon case from Professor Carolyn Shapiro

Viewpoint bias or safety bias? The High Court heard argument on a case against Secret Service agents from anti-Bush protesters

Transcripts and audio for oral argument in the Hobby Lobby case are available on Oyez

Once again, Justice Kennedy appears to be the Court's swing vote in a headlining case. What might he say if he writes the majority opinion for Hobby Lobby?