In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling on Hobby Lobby and other corporate giants being allowed to deny women birth control within their health coverage plans because it goes against their religious beliefs, I thought a primer on the laws surrounding corporations as people was in order....more
In light of the Supreme Court reviewing Prop. 8 and DOMA this week, a personal realization has come to light: If you had asked me ten years ago if same-sex marriage mattered to me, my answer would have been, “meh.”In fact, at my extra-legal wedding, (ten years ago in June) that was my answer when someone asked me if my partner and I would be traveling to Canada to marry where it had recently become legal....more
Once upon a time, the economy crashed. My husband was laid off, I worked more than an hour away for very little money, and he stayed home alone all day looking for work and taking care of infant twins.You know this. If not, here. Here it is.What you don't know is this....more
For weeks the country has teetered on the edge of its seat, waiting for what -- not so surprisingly -- ended up being a rather anti-climactic end to a seemingly endless Supreme Court deliberation on Obamacare." All the while, pundits and analysts have sparred over what every possible ruling might mean in terms of November’s general election. And, truth be told, they did a rather bang-up job of it. Of course, what they failed to see was the ruling that would eventually be handed down as a possibility....more
Chief Justice John Roberts was the deciding vote in today's 5-4 Supreme Court decision to essentially uphold President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act as constitutional.
The much-debated health insurance mandate was upheld, as well, with the court deciding that the penalty a citizen must pay for not buying insurance will be a tax....more
In the January 2011 edition of California Lawyer, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia explains how the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution does not protect against sex discrimination....more
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