12 hrs ago
Court orders records release in city, Patriot fight against ODNR
A court of appeals has sided with the attorney for a local water treatment company and the city of Warren in an ongoing legal fight to secure public records from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
20 hrs ago
SCOTUS Grants Cert in Contraception Mandate Cases
Last week, the Supreme Court granted cert in a group of cases that will likely be some of the most watched of the term -- the contraception mandate cases -- one of them originating in the Third Circuit.
Jacob Sullum on Religious Objections to Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate
For many Americans, religion is something you do on weekends and holidays. For others, it is the central organizing principle of life.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Tue 7:34pm: Court orders public records release in Patriot Water case
WARREN A court of appeals has sided with the attorney for a local water treatment company and the city of Warren in an ongoing legal fight to secure public records from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Where is line between state and business?
That's the question at the heart of two conflicting rulings from lower courts that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up in its second constitutional showdown over President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Hobby Lobby problem and the HSA/HRA solution
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Mardel, Inc. are owned by the Green family. The Greens oppose on religious grounds "morning after" forms of contraception.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Religion case ramifications are significant
The correct decision should be obvious. The Affordable Care Act requires that employers include contraception coverage in their health plans.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Contraception requirement case headed to Supreme Court
The family that runs the 578-store, Oklahoma City-based chain of Hobby Lobby stores has made a powerful argument against the Affordable Care Act's requirement that its employee health insurance include all forms of FDA-approved contraceptive care.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court to consider religious objections to Obamacare
'We see no reason the Supreme Court would recognize constitutional protection for a corporation's political expression but not its religious expression' WASHINGTON With two conflicting lower court decisions in disputes over the Affordable Care Act , known as Obamacare, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider two cases: Hobby Lobby, Inc., the ... (more)
Democrats criticize Gop U.S. Senate candidates for opposing access to contraception
The Colorado Democratic Party is lambasting the Republican candidates for Senate for opposing access to contraception.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Washington Post
The Supreme Court takes up the Affordable Care Act, again
The Post reports : "The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a new challenge to President Obama's Affordable Care Act and decide whether employers with religious objections may refuse to provide their workers with mandated insurance coverage of contraceptives.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Supreme Court weighs new health law dispute
President Barack Obama's health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies' religious objections to the law's birth-control mandate.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
"Shelf-life" and "Hit the Bench" not...
On November 5, 2013, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma which granted summary judgment to GableGotwals client IBM on claims of age discrimination, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress brought by a former IBM employee.
Historical PerspectivesThe Special Policemana s Dungeon: False...
Frank Gibbard is a staff attorney with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and Secretary of the Tenth Circuit Historical Society - 844-5306, firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Because ... he is Latino': The glorious history of the Democrats' filibuster fight
Judge Dennis Shield, Fifth Circuit; Judge Miguel Estrada, D.C. Circuit and Judge Priscilla Owen, Fifth Circuit.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Court may weigh in on challenge to Obamacare over contraceptives
Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores, closes Sundays, costing its owners millions but honoring their Christian faith.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
US News & World Report
Why the Senate's Nuclear Option on Filibuster Reform Matters
DENVER If you care about reproductive rights, the environment or worker rights, the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the chamber's Democrats including courageous votes by this state's senators, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet Thursday to reform the filibuster on presidential appointments matters.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Wichita Eagle
Moritz's nomination going more smoothly than Six's
President Obama's latest nomination of a Kansan to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going smoothly so far - and thank goodness for that, given how abortion-related politics doomed his solid choice of former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six two years ago.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
Stop the stalling; reform the filibuster
Now that Senate Republicans have blocked yet another of President Barack Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seems as poised as ever to take away their means of obstruction.
Fomer Shawnee County corrections employee appeals lawsuit dismissal
Former Shawnee County Juvenile Detention Center employee Ning Lu this week appealed the dismissal of the federal lawsuit she filed against 10 Shawnee County employees and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.