Landmark Supreme Court Marriage Case May Affect Planning Choices

Image from USNews.com Gay marriage is currently legal in 36 states, mostly because of the decision in the 2013 case of Windsor v. United States, in which the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Two … [Read more...]

Alito: VA Should Not Enforce “Rigid” Jurisdictional Requirements Against Veterans

While it may be true that the Supreme Court is often tasked with the daunting assignment of deciding the most controversial and divisive of issues, last Tuesday’s unanimous ruling was a little different.Most who are familiar … [Read more...]

Obama v. GOP: Healthcare showdown

When President Obama took office two years ago, the GOP had much more than a mere inkling that a healthcare overhaul was on the horizon.  Fast-forward to the final days of 2010, and an attempt at a repeal may be just around the … [Read more...]

Veteran misses filing deadline due to mental illness: Fair?

A U.S. veteran from Maine was denied veteran’s benefits, and argues he was unable to file an appeal because of a mental disability.  The case was argued before the Supreme Court earlier this month.  Francis M. Jackson, a … [Read more...]

Most likely: Supreme Court will have to decide constitutionality of mandatory insurance

The mandatory insurance debate represents an intersection (or a train wreck, depending on how you look at it) between federal powers, Congressional constitutional boundaries, and state interests.  At issue is whether Americans … [Read more...]