The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its 2014 session today, dealing blows to President Obama and organized labor. 

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the court ruled that private employers can't be forced to provide contraceptive coverage if it violates their religious beliefs. And in Harris v. Quinn, the court determined home health aides in Illinois can't be forced to pay union dues against their will. The Supreme Court justices start their summer break now, but the rulings they handed down over the past few weeks will reverberate long after they return.


Kent Greenfielda constitutional law expert and a professor at Boston College Law School.