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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-980

5-4 Supreme Court decision that Ohio was not in violation of federal law by purging inactive voters from their voting rolls.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Report of the Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to the Judicial Conference of the United States

Categories: Govt Personnel,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/file/document/report-federal-judiciary-workplace-conduct-working-group

Text of the report ordered by Chief Justice John Roberts to examine safeguards for protecting court employees from inappropriate conduct in the judicial workplace.  The report was commissioned after news accounts of inappropriate conduct, especially sexual misconduct, toward employees by judges.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

 

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-111

Divided Supreme Court ruling that Colorado’s antidiscrimination laws violated a baker’s free exercise of religion.  Baker Jack Phillips, proprietor of the cakeshop, refused on religious grounds, to bake a cake for the wedding of a gay couple.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Collins v. Virginia

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-1027

8-1 Supreme Court ruling that overturned a conviction and reaffirmed that police need a warrant to enter private property to search for stolen goods.  The case involved a suspected stolen motorcycle sitting on a driveway.  Collins had been charged with receiving stolen goods after police searched the motorcycle without a warrant.  The Virginia Supreme Court had affirmed the conviction. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

 

SEC Action Lookup—Individuals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.sec.gov/litigations/sec-action-look-up

Identifies individuals who have been named as defendants in federal court actions related to investments.  Covers individuals charged in federal legal actions since October 1, 2014.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis et al

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-285

5-4 Supreme Court decision that allows companies to require workers to settle employment  disputes through individualized arbitration proceedings rather than class action lawsuits.  The decision favors the Federal Arbitration Act over the National Labor Relations Act. From the Cornell University Legal Information Institute

 

Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/16-476

6-3 decision of the Supreme Court that overturned an early 1990s law that prohibited states from setting up gambling operations on sports.  New Jersey challenged the law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, and the court majority ruled that the law violated states’ rights.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University

 

Modes of Constitutional Interpretation

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45129.pdf

Describes the most common modes of constitutional interpretation, discusses examples of Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate the application of these methods, and provides a general overview of the various arguments in support of, and in opposition to, the use of such methods of constitutional interpretation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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