January 3, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The US government filed a motion Friday asking the US Supreme Court to remove the stay on the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that was put in place by Justice Sonia Sotomayor earlier this week. The government argues that the motion for an emergency ...[read more]
January 1, 2014
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency temporary injunction on Tuesday blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against the religious group Little Sisters For the Poor. Little Sisters filed a motion for ...[read more]
December 11, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Kansas v. Cheever that the Fifth Amendment does not prohibit the government from introducing evidence from a court-ordered mental evaluation of a criminal defendant to rebut that defendant's presentation of expert testimony in support of a defense of ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Mardel Inc. announced Thursday that they will not comply with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's order that the companies provide employees with coverage for contraceptives under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The two businesses, a craft store and religious ...[read more]
December 27, 2012
by Sarah Posner
US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied Hobby Lobby, Inc.'s application for injunction which would have prevented enforcement of the provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandating that companies provide employees with coverage for contraceptives ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2009, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to recommend the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. All 12 Democrats on the committee and one Republican voted in favor of the recommendation. On May 25, 2009, US President Barack Obama had nominated Sotomayor ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Hall v. United States that family farmers filing bankruptcy under Chapter 12 of the bankruptcy code cannot discharge a capital gains tax incurred by a post-petition sale of a farm, as the profit of that sale is not considered part of the estate. The ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 7, 2010, Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 112th justice of the US Supreme Court. The former US Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School replaced Justice John Paul Stevens. Kagan was nominated to the court by President Barack Obama in May 2010 and the US Senate confirmed her ...[read more]
June 9, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled in DePierre v. United States that the harsher sentences under a federal anti-drug statute for "cocaine base" applied to more than just "crack cocaine," but to all forms of cocaine in its basic form. All the justices joined in the opinion written by Justice Sonia ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 25, 2009, US President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. Sotomayor was serving as a judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit when she was nominated, and was designated to replace Justice David Souter following his retirement. The confirmation ...[read more]

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