Understanding the Law

Explaining court cases, statutes, and executive actions across the country, providing valuable analysis of the facts and legal impact on the public.

Adding to the 25 year clock?

July 4, 2016

How the Supreme Court’s most recent decision concerning affirmative action in college admissions could have just re-set the clock on racial relations on college campuses across the country. ...[Continue Reading]

The day McCrory went to war

May 23, 2016

The battle over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill heated up recently when Governor Pat McCroy and the Department of Justice filed almost simultaneous lawsuits against each other in United States District Court. ...[Continue Reading]

Supreme Court Agrees to Review the Employer Contraception Opt-Out Option

November 16, 2015

After the Eighth Circuit refused to deny the argument that the opt-out option to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act violated employers’ religious freedoms, the Supreme Court agreed to take on and consolidate seven cases regarding this issue to hopefully give proper guidance on whether the opt-out accommodation violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ...[Continue Reading]

How do you say no when you cannot say no?

November 16, 2015

When it comes to refugees seeking asylum in the European Union (“EU”), it is not as easy as “just saying no.” Legally speaking, human rights trump all, regardless of the cost. This has created a Catch-22 that is testing the mettle of the twenty-eight member states. ...[Continue Reading]
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