US Supreme Court Review: Two Employee Benefit Cases (Dudenhoeffer and Hobby Lobby)

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) This blog post is the third of three on labor and employment law cases by the United States Supreme Court in the last Term. This post focuses on two employee benefit law/ERISA cases: Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer and … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Two Employee Benefit Cases (Dudenhoeffer and Hobby Lobby)”

US Supreme Court Review: Two Labor Law Cases (Noel Canning and Harris v. Quinn)

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) Last month I commenced a series of posts of the United States Supreme Court’s labor and employment law decisions last term by blogging on the Court’s decision in the First Amendment public employee free speech case of Lane v. … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Two Labor Law Cases (Noel Canning and Harris v. Quinn)”

US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United States

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) Continuing with this blog’s coverage of the recently concluded Supreme Court term, I’ll offer a few thoughts on the decision in Bond v. United States, which addressed a challenge to a statute that Congress passed in 1998 to implement … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United States

US Supreme Court Review: Lane v. Franks

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) This past year has been another active one for labor and employment law cases at the United States Supreme Court.  Decisions have ranged from public employee free speech to the collection of dues by public-sector unions to the fiduciary duties … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Lane v. Franks

US Supreme Court Review: Constitutional Criminal Cases

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) In my previous post, I discussed the Court’s recent Fourth Amendment decisions.  Here are this term’s other criminal cases that also center on constitutional issues (excluding habeas decisions): Kansas v. Cheever, 571 U.S. __ (2013) (prosecutors could use testimony based on … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Constitutional Criminal Cases”

US Supreme Court Review: Fourth Amendment Cases

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) On the criminal side of the Court’s docket, I found this term’s statutory interpretation cases more interesting than the constitutional cases. In the latter category, the Fourth Amendment decisions were probably the most significant. They were: Fernandez v. California, … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Fourth Amendment Cases”

US Supreme Court Review: Should the Court Care How Effective a Statute Is?

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) In my previous post, I noted a number of the considerations that the Supreme Court emphasized in its criminal statutory interpretation cases from the past term. In this post, I will highlight one recurring point of controversy, that is, … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Should the Court Care How Effective a Statute Is?”

US Supreme Court Review: Statutory Interpretation in Criminal Cases

(This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) In the first post in this series, I discussed two causation cases in some detail.  In this post, I will more briefly summarize the full set of the Court’s criminal statutory interpretation cases from the past term and then offer … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Statutory Interpretation in Criminal Cases”

US Supreme Court Review: Crime and Causation

(This is the first post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term. Other posts, when they appear, can be found here.) The Court’s criminal docket this term included two interesting causation cases that came to somewhat different conclusions. The cases were Burrage v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 881, which … Continue reading “US Supreme Court Review: Crime and Causation”

Series: Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term

I’m excited to announce a new summer series here at the Marquette Law Faculty Blog, one in which members of our faculty will be analyzing some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions in their areas from the term that just concluded. Our first post is from Michael O’Hear on Burrage v. United States … Continue reading “Series: Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term”