Apple’s No-Good, Very-Bad Day: Trade War, Supreme Court Ruling Knock Stock Down 6%

If your week is off to a bad start, spare a thought for Apple. Its stock tumbled nearly 6% Monday, after two separate actions from the U.S. Supreme Court and Chinese trade authorities posed growth challenges to both its hardware sales and its growing services revenue. The day began with China saying it would retaliate […]

Should Title VII Civil Rights Protections Include the LGBTQ Community?

The Supreme Court is taking on three cases that will determine whether a federal civil rights law regarding workplace discrimination applies to the LGBTQ community. The law, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. In its existing form, however, the law […]

Alaska Hunter Can “Rev Up His Hovercraft in Search of Moose,” Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of an Alaska man who wants to use a hovercraft while hunting moose on U.S. public land. In 2007, John Sturgeon was detained by National Park rangers as he traveled in a hovercraft on the Nation River across the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The park rangers […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules the World Bank Can Be Sued for Environmental and Health Issues

Banks are not above the law, and now, individuals and groups have the right to sue the World Bank. That’s according to a 7-1 decision by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Jam Vs. International Finance Corporation. IFC is the arm of the World Bank that lends to private sector interests in […]

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Limit Civil Forfeiture Laws

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws that give state and local law enforcement the ability to seize property involved in crimes. The move was made in a ruling that states the Eighth Amendment, which bars “excessive fines” on the federal level, also applies to state and local governments. The case […]