supreme court http://wamc.org en Stephen Gottlieb: Religion, Health, Corporations, And The Court http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-religion-health-corporations-and-court <p>Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold some forms of contraception from their health plans.[i]</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 94366 at http://wamc.org Vermont City Suspends Buffer Zones http://wamc.org/post/vermont-city-suspends-buffer-zones <p></p><p></p><p>In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington, Vermont has suspended its buffer zone. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94096 at http://wamc.org Vermont City Suspends Buffer Zones Burlington Suspends Enforcement Of Buffer Zones http://wamc.org/post/burlington-suspends-enforcement-buffer-zones <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision nullifying Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington Vermont is temporarily suspending its buffer zone. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94001 at http://wamc.org Burlington Suspends Enforcement Of Buffer Zones Stephen Gottlieb: The Anti-Union Court http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-anti-union-court <p>The Court decided yesterday in <em>Harris v. Quinn</em> that at least some of the employees who work under a collective bargaining agreement don't have to share in the costs of negotiating that agreement. The Court says it violated their First Amendment rights. How many unions and employees it will apply to is still unclear but this is not the first move the Roberts Court has made in that direction.[i] Sometimes the patterns matter much more than the individual decisions, whether good or bad.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Stephen Gottileb 93884 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court Upholds Cross State Pollution Rule http://wamc.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-cross-state-pollution-rule <p></p><p></p><p>The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule that will force downwind polluters to stem emissions that travel into the Northeast. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89406 at http://wamc.org Supreme Court Upholds Cross State Pollution Rule "License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman http://wamc.org/post/license-wed-what-legal-marriage-means-same-sex-couples-kimberly-richman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles?</p><p><em>License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples</em> by Kimberly D. Richman examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84986 at http://wamc.org "License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman Congressional Corner With Brad Hays http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-brad-hays-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s a busy time of year for the Supreme Court.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss what’s on the docket.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 84668 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Brad Hays Stephen Gottlieb: Supreme Court Recess Appointments Case http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-supreme-court-recess-appointments-case <p>The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday about recess appointments. The Constitution says:</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 81842 at http://wamc.org 1/7/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/1714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Newsman, Ray Graf. Meteorologist, Paul Caiano, will join us for part of the show to talk about the record breaking cold weather.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Utah - Supreme Court<br />Cheney Out of Race<br />Yellen In<br />Polar Vortex<br />Biden in Albany<br />Burglary Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81341 at http://wamc.org 1/7/14 Panel Congressional Corner With Brad Hays http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-brad-hays-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss what’s on the docket at the Supreme Court.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 81053 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Brad Hays