Gurumurthy Kalyanaram on Lawsuits and Policies: A Brief Report on Marriage Equality Legal Status in US

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on lawsuits and policies and in this report provides a brief summary of the marriage equality legal status in US.

Gurumurthy_Kalyanaram_LawsuitsThe US Supreme Court in October 2014 dismissed petitions for review of decisions invalidating same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This decision was completely unexpected. Most observers expected the Court to grant the writ petitions and adjudicate. Apparently, the Court does not want to intervene – at least for now. Continue reading

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram on Lawsuits and Policies: a Brief Summary of the Issues At Hand in US Supreme Court’s CertsGranted

Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on lawsuits and policies and in this report provides a brief summary of the Issues At Hand in US Supreme Court’s Certs Granted in the first week of October 2014. The various lawsuits and the issues at hand are summarized. This summary is adopted from SCOTUSBLOG.

“Tibble v. Edison International — time limit for suing the manager of an employee benefit plan for faulty decisions on investing plan assets.

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Coleman-Bey v. Tollefson — scope of federal law barring a prison inmate from filing a new lawsuit over prison conditions in federal court if three prior lawsuits had failed because they had no merit. Continue reading