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Following last week’s victory by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in NLRB v. Noel Canning and today’s devastating rulings in Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, two things are absolutely clear about this Supreme Court Term.  One, it’s once again been a very good Term for the Chamber.  And, two...
The Roberts Court’s decision on June 26 in NLRB v. Noel Canning capped off yet another winning Supreme Court Term for the U.S.
The past week has been a busy one for Supreme Court watchers, and there are going to be more explosive decisions coming before the Court completes its Term just in time for the Fourth of July. (Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is sure to provide some fireworks.)
A month ago, as I marveled at the recent, unbroken string of judicial rulings striking down marriage discrimination against same-sex couples, I also wondered what judge (if any) would be the first, post-Windsor, to misread the Constitution and opine that our Nation’s charter allows states to deny...