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Ex Parte McCardle

Congress makes Exceptions that doom editor (Ex parte McCardle)

May 24, 2016

When a newspaper editor in the antebellum South was arrested for writing articles critical of the post-Civil War Reconstruction, he set in motion a chain of events that would lead to one of the key historic cases on the separation of powers.

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife

Lack of standing upends the Defenders (Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife)

May 17, 2016

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part of

Quimbee: US v. Windsor

Obergefell benefits from U.S. v. Windsor ruling

May 10, 2016

When Edith Windsor was denied federal marriage benefits after the death of her same-sex spouse, the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of DOMA excluding same-sex couples from federal marriage benefits.

Quimbee Case of the Week: Morrison v. Olson

Independent counsels born of Watergate, upheld in Morrison v. Olson

May 03, 2016

In response to the Watergate scandal and the Saturday Night Massacre that occurred under the Nixon presidential administration, Congress passed the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which imposed a number of ethical obligations on government officials and public sector employees.

Quimbee Case of the Week: Katzenbach v. Morgan & Morgan

Literacy test fails voting rights test (Katzenbach v. Morgan & Morgan)

April 26, 2016

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed by Congress as part of an effort to guarantee the voting rights of all citizens, regardless of race. The VRA included a provision guaranteeing that anyone who completed the sixth grade at an accredited school in Puerto Rico could not be denied the right to vote on the basis of an inability to read or write in English. Meanwhile, in the 1960s, New York state law required all would-be voters to pass a literacy test in English.

Quimbee Case of the Week: Celotex v. Catrett

A trilogy from the 1980s that involved summary judgments, not George Lucas (Celotex v. Catrett)

April 19, 2016

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), construing that rule would become one of the most important and often cited cases on federal civil procedure. Along with Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, 477 U.S. 242 (1986), and Matsushita Electric Industries Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp., 475 US 574 (1986), Celotex is part of what has come to be known as the 1986 Trilogy setting forth the substantive standards for Rule 56 summary judgments.