The stakes are high, and its anyone’s game in the pending SCOTUS case Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (originally Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association). Invoking a little-known federal statute entitled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the Murphy case pits the Bill of Rights’ 10th Amendment against a statute that essentially […]
Co-parenting across state lines can be tricky, both practically and legally. As a practical matter, families can experience the stress of lengthy travel for visitation. On the legal front, it can become more difficult to achieve sought-after placement, custody, and visitation arrangements.
On February 26, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided a landmark workplace discrimination case, becoming just the second federal appellate court to find that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which enumerates “sex” as one of the classes of workers […]
A recent Supreme Court decision touches on a police officer’s right to search a house or person based on his or her interpretation of probable cause, rather than through the normal search warrant process.
Legalization of marijuana remains a controversial subject in the United State as a whole. Some of the arguments against lifting the prohibition on pot touch on concerns for public health, financial impact, and overall safety.
In 2011, when the first baby boomers reached age 65, this giant generation comprised about 77 million people in the United States. With a target of that size, all kinds of scammers, swindlers and con artists have come out of the woodwork.
At $5 million for one 30-second spot, many wonder if the price tag is finally getting a little out of hand. However, given the larger value of Super Bowl exposure, there’s a reason companies pay such a ransom for airtime: it’s worth it.
The question on everyone’s mind is: What kind of person will Trump appoint? Will he or she be a dyed-in-the-wool conservative whose vote could undo such landmark precedents as the legalization of abortion rights or same-sex marriage?
Earlier this year, presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his proposed childcare plan, which includes tax deductions for families with childcare expenses. More surprisingly, the plan calls for an unprecedented mandate of six weeks’ paid maternity leave—a measure many Americans have been clamoring for in light of generous mandatory paid leave in other countries.
The intersection of religious freedom and employee/employer rights is a complicated issue—but it’s clear that serious repercussions await an employer who unnecessarily infringes on an employee’s religious freedoms without good cause.