Supreme Court Rules Naturally Occurring Human DNA Not Elligible for Patenting

June 18, 2013

Retrieved from: In a landmark decision, the U.S Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that companies cannot patent human DNA. Contending this case is Myriad Genetics, who claimed that because they had discovered and isolated two human DNA genes, named BRCA1 and BRCA2, they could put a patent on their use. The court found that…

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Georgia’s Immigration Law to be Revisited in Federal Appeals Court

July 16, 2012

In March of this year, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals put a challenge to Georgia’s immigration law on hold, pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s determination on the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions in Arizona’s law, upholding the most controversial part of the…

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Opponents of Alabama’s Immigration Laws Find New Ways to Appeal to Legislature

June 7, 2012

The Alabama Great Seal Civil rights and labor groups opposed to Alabama’s immigration law, known as HB 658, want to send a message to the Alabama Legislature. Since the legislature has been largely unresponsive to protests up to this point, opponents are finding another way to appeal to them – this time through their pocketbooks.…

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Supreme Court Decision Looms over State Lawmakers

April 5, 2012

As reported previously on our blog, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear Arizona v. U.S. with a decision expected in June. The decision will impact a number of similar laws enacted by states, which all target illegal immigration. According to a report by USA Today, a number of states have seen similar legislative…

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Supreme Court Hearings on ObamaCare Start Today

March 26, 2012

Today is the first of three days of oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court on the constitutionality of what is now generally known as ObamaCare, the epic 2010 health care overhaul law that in effect introduces mandatory health insurance by placing penalties on individuals who are uninsured. Arguments are scheduled for six hours…

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Supreme Court Refuses to Extend Jurisdiction Across Borders in Goodyear Case

June 28, 2011

On June 27, 2011 the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations v. Brown. This case made its way to the Supreme Court through the state courts of North Carolina. In 2004 two North Carolina teenagers were killed in a bus accident in France. The cause…

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Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Heads to Supreme Court

March 31, 2011

We previously reported on our blog about the potential class-action sex discrimination lawsuit the corporate giant Wal-Mart is facing. On Tuesday, March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court started to hear oral arguments on whether the largest class-action employment lawsuit in U.S. history can move forward against retail giant Wal-Mart. The world’s largest retailer as well…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Personal Privacy Rights of Corporations

March 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported that in a lively decision that relied as much on dictionaries, grammar and usage as it did on legal analysis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that corporations have no personal privacy rights for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act. According to the NY Times, AT&T,…

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