June 30, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that closely held for-profit corporations can deny coverage of contraception costs because of their religious beliefs. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell the court considered whether, under the Religious Freedom ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Detroit on Friday filed a lawsuit in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking to invalidate the $1.44 billion of debt the city sold to finance by establishing "sham" service corporations to facilitate the debt sales, and claiming and that all contracts or obligations ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (PPACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, mandates employers to offer their employees health insurance options that provide preventative contraceptive services, such as birth control without co-payments. The PPACA's contraception mandate has ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
During the early 20th century, President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Ruthann Robson of the CUNY School of Law argues that allowing seemingly sectarian corporations to use religious beliefs as grounds for denying employees benefits mandated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could create many problems ... Can a corporation ...[read more]
October 15, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases Tuesday, including an affirmative action case and a case on suing foreign corporations in US courts. In Daimler AG v. Bauman the court heard arguments on "whether it violates due process for a court to exercise general personal jurisdiction ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Caselli, University of Chicago Law School Class of 2015, discusses the circuit split created by Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius and argues that the right of corporations to impose their religious beliefs was correctly denied..."For-profit, secular ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 21, 2010, the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, a dispute in which the creators of a documentary unfavorable to 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton challenged the prohibition on corporations making independent expenditures during campaigns. ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by G. Redd
The Russian State Duma on Tuesday approveda bill that would criminalize the dissemination of materials supporting "non-traditional sexual relations" by a vote of 436-0, with one abstention. There are 450 seats in the lower parliamentary house, and critics believe this is a move towards reinforcing ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On May 31, 1790, Congress passed the first copyright law in the US. The Copyright Act of 1790 established a means for individuals to seek copyrights for maps, charts and books for up to 14 years. Establishment of the act followed the passage of Great Britain's Statute of Anne in April 1710. The ...[read more]

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