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Wed 23 Jul, 2014

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Chief Justice Roberts calls opposing lawyers "friends" - does it make a difference?

What's happening in the Town of Greece after the recent Supreme Court ruling?

Might Congress pass a bill that would effectively overrule the Hobby Lobby decision?

One of the first cases the Court will hear in the October 2014 Term deals with prisoners' religious freedom

Ever wonder what the Supreme Court justices do in their downtime? Wonder no longer -- there's a map for that

Will Aereo's next idea prevent its own untimely end?

Wed 16 Jul, 2014

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The Supreme Court chose not to hear the appeal of Google's Street View case, leaving Google vulnerable to lawsuits for collecting personal data

The Supreme Court will hear a case challenging UPS's refused accommodation for a pregnant employee

Hobby Lobby, Corporations & Constitutional Rights, by Prof. Christopher Schmidt

The Justices appeared less divided than usual this term, but Adam Liptak says that the numbers may be misleading

Thu 3 Jul, 2014

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Our director, Professor Christopher Schmidt, explains the Hobby Lobby ruling and its implications

Learn more about the Supreme Court's decision in the Aereo case from Prof. Ed Lee in this video

A unanimous Supreme Court holds that police need a warrant to search the cell phone of an arrestee. Prof. Godfrey explains in our video

The Supreme Court ruled to limit the president's recess appointment power. Prof. Greenberg explores the ruling in our video

Professor Schmidt discusses corporate rights in light of this week's ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby

Tue 1 Jul, 2014

By Professor Christopher Schmidt

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 sparked renewed attention to the issue, most notably with its 2010 decision in Citizens United in which a 5-4 majority held that certain campaign funding restrictions violated the First Amendment free speech rights of corporations.

Mon 30 Jun, 2014

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. Professor Christopher Schmidt (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains the case, the ruling, and its implications in this video.