• The “sleeper case” of the 2013 Term: Harris v. Quinn and the future of unions

    Hobby Lobby is all the rage. We get it. Religious freedom, women’s rights, and the all-too-frequently heard “Corporations are people too” will be conversation fodder for the rest of the summer. If you really want to sound smart though, you’re going to want to tell your friends that Harris v. Quinn was the sleeper case of… Continue Reading

  • On ABC v. Aereo

    5-cent explanation:  Does Brooklyn, NY-based Aereo violate copyright laws when they provide equipment, at a cost of roughly $8 a month, to get local stations routed to consumers computers, tablets, or phones, to record and play programming on a cloud-based server? 10-cent explanation:  Aereo might be on to something – A la carte programming that saves viewers hundreds… Continue Reading

  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

    5-Cent Explanation: The issue in the case is whether a for-profit business can claim free exercise of religion as an exemption to a law mandating employers provide their employees with contraception coverage. 10-Cent Explanation: Signed into law in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains a provision mandating any business employing 50 or… Continue Reading