Scholarly reflections provide greater understanding of these complex cases.
Before Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his upcoming retirement, the Court issued decisions on several significant cases that could have impacts on public unions, immigration, and how courts consider First Amendment protections. GW Law faculty actively tracked these cases as they developed and shared their expert opinions with the media.
GW Faculty Provide Scholarly Reflections
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Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31
By a 5-to-4 vote, with the more conservative justices in the majority, the court ruled that government workers who choose not to join unions may not be required to help pay for collective bargaining.
June 27, 2018 - MSNBC
The Supreme Court upheld President Trump's ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, delivering to the president last month a political victory and an endorsement of his power to control immigration at a time of political upheaval about the treatment of migrants at the Mexican border. The ruling was 5-4 along partisan lines, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the conservative majority.
June 26, 2018 – CBS
June 27, 2018 - WAMU-FM's "1A"
June 26, 2018 - The Hill
Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
On Monday, June 4, the Court ruled 7–2 in favor of Jack in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, finding that people like Jack should not be bullied or banished from the marketplace because of their religious beliefs about marriage.
June 4, 2018 - The Washington Times
June 09, 2018 - Yahoo! News
June 7, 2018 - Take Care
June 26, 2018 - CNN