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Bad Eggs? Executives Can Go to Prison Despite Ignorance of Harms Others Did

Posted: July 19, 2016 at 9:04 am   /   Friends

Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter sell a lot of eggs. They own 13 facilities comprised of 97 barns housing 5 million “layers” (egg-laying hens) and abundant “pullets” (younger nonlayers) across a total of 3 million square feet, with additional square footage for cleaning, packaging, and storing. Sometime between January and August 2010, according […]

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Ginsburg’s Gabfest Suggests She’s No Impartial Judge

Posted: July 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm   /   Friends

It’s summertime in Washington, which means the Supreme Court justices jetted out of town as the ink dried on their final decisions of the term. Many justices observe summer traditions—Anthony Kennedy teaches classes in Austria, the late Antonin Scalia would travel out west to teach a continuing legal education class for the Federalist Society, and […]

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Supreme Court Stands by and Watches as Religious Freedom Is Curtailed

Posted: July 6, 2016 at 11:22 am   /   Friends

  Last week, in a development which is a loss for freedom, pluralism, and tolerance in America, the Supreme Court declined to take up the case of Stormans v. Wiesman. This should not be a difficult case. It involves pharmacy owners (members of the Stormans family) who do not want to dispense certain drugs that […]

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How Scalia’s Death Altered the Supreme Court’s Term

Posted: July 6, 2016 at 6:28 am   /   Friends

Last week, the Supreme Court concluded its 2015-2016 term, and it’s safe to say there were several disappointments for conservatives. The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in February led to deadlocks and compromises in some of the biggest cases of the term, much to the chagrin of conservatives. Consider five of the biggest cases: […]

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25 Years Later, How Clarence Thomas Has Transformed the Supreme Court

Posted: July 1, 2016 at 3:01 am   /   Friends

When the Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court in the fall of 1991, he was still new to the flowing black robes that cloak federal magistrates. A rookie justice on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Thomas had served as a judge only since March 1990. Still raw from a […]

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Justice Alito: ‘Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern’

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm   /   Friends

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years […]

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Pro-Lifers on Supreme Court Abortion Case: ‘We’re Coming Back in Full Force’

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm   /   Friends

Members of the pro-life movement standing outside the Supreme Court on Monday were visibly discouraged by the 5-3 decision striking down a Texas law that imposed health and safety regulations on abortion clinics. But those activists showed no signs that they intend to back down from the battle over abortion in the United States. “The […]

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Obama Says He Won’t Let Defeat on Amnesty Deter Other Executive Actions

Posted: June 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama said the Supreme Court decision halting his executive actions to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants won’t discourage him from making other such moves without going through Congress. “It does not have any impact from our perspective on the host of other issues we are working on because each one of these issues […]

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Obama’s Amnesty Plan Effectively Struck Down

Posted: June 23, 2016 at 9:01 am   /   Politics

In a 4 to 4 split vote the Supreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the preliminary injunction issued by federal district court Judge Andrew Hanen in the case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging the Obama administration’s attempt to give legal status and work […]

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