Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hobby Lobby: A Critical But Limited Ruling For Corporate Religious Exercise Claims




In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 13-354 (June 30, 2014), the Supreme Court ruled, by a 5 to 4 margin, that three closely-held corporations did not have to comply with a mandate promulgated by the Department of Health and Human … Continue reading




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Halliburton and the Fraud on the Market Presumption: A Bad Day for Defense Counsel in the Supreme Court




In Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (June 23, 2014), the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to securities class action defendants. In that case, six justices refused to overrule the presumption of reliance recognized under the … Continue reading




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CTS Corp. v. Waldburger: Federalism and Preemption




The Superfund legislation (CERCLA) preempts statutes of limitations established by state law in tort actions involving claims for damages for personal injury or property damages. In CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, No. 13-339 (June 9, 2014), the Supreme Court decided that this … Continue reading




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Bond v. United States: A Victory for Federalism




In Bond v. United States, No. 12-158 (June 2, 2014), the Supreme Court sidestepped the key question the appeal presented regarding the scope of the power of Congress to enact legislation under the Treaty Clause, Article II, Section 2, Clause … Continue reading




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