U.S. Supreme Court
SCOTUS Finds Andy Warhol Foundation Liable for Copyright Infringement
On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in a 7-2 decision that may have wide-ranging implications for artists around the nation. The case of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith arose as a result of an unauthorized…Read more about "SCOTUS Finds Andy Warhol Foundation Liable for Copyright Infringement"
Courts Continue to Pass the Buck on Gerrymandering Cases
The North Carolina Supreme Court recently laid down its ruling in a critical case that could seriously affect future federal elections. The case centers around the "independent state legislature theory," a radical theory claiming that, under the U.S. Constitution, state legislatures may determine how federal elections take place without oversight…Read more about "Courts Continue to Pass the Buck on Gerrymandering Cases"
SCOTUS To Decide if Property Tax Forfeiture Constitutes Taking
An elderly woman in the Twin Cities stopped paying property taxes on her condo, so the county government seized her property and sold it. Now her case is up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Geraldine Tyler, 94, moved into her Minneapolis condo in 1999, and lived there for a decade.Read more about "SCOTUS To Decide if Property Tax Forfeiture Constitutes Taking"
SCOTUS to Decide Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up a case that threatens the very existence of the nation's premier consumer watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Last October, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the CFPB's funding structure violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution,…Read more about "SCOTUS to Decide Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"
Will Biden's Student Loan Program Survive the Supreme Court?
On February 28, 2023, the Supreme Court heard arguments on President Biden's student debt relief plan, which stands to impact millions of borrowers who could see their loans eliminated or reduced. The debt forgiveness plan would cancel $10,000 of debt for those making less than $125,000 per year, or households…Read more about "Will Biden's Student Loan Program Survive the Supreme Court?"
Alabama Gets Same-Sex Parental Rights Very Wrong
The Court's first major case addressing gay and lesbian rights since last summer's Obergefell decision appears to have been an easy one. Today, the Supreme Court overturned an Alabama ruling that denied parental rights to a lesbian woman who had adopted her children with her partner. It was a unanimous per curium decision, made without full briefing or oral arguments. That's a strong sign that the Court believed Alabama's ruling was almost inarguably wrong. Let's see why.Read more about "Alabama Gets Same-Sex Parental Rights Very Wrong"
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