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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.

Fri 27 Jun, 2014

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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

Interested in Lane v. Franks, the employee free speech case? Learn about it from Professor Sheldon Nahmod, who submitted an amicus brief to the case

Thu 26 Jun, 2014

On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court declared the recent use of presidential recess appointment power unconstitutional. Professor Sanford Greenberg (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) explains this highly technical, yet very important, ruling.