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Is your license plate “government speech?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:30am
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You can take my vanity plates when you pry them from my cold dead fingers! Not exactly the most serious declaration we’re ever published here, but it’s relevant to the Supreme Court’s latest free speech case, and could end up playing a role in a new standard governing content allowed on...

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SCOTUS to examine pregnancy discrimination in new case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination against pregnant women, but how far does Title VII require an employer to go to accommodate pregnant workers who develop conditions limiting their ability to do their jobs? We already know an employer can’t use a pregnancy to fire...

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SCOTUS considers Facebook rants in free speech case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00am
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Both parties in the high-profile Elonis vs. United States had their day before the Supreme Court yesterday, and lawyers and analysts alike aren’t sure what to make of the Court’s reaction to oral arguments.

Elonis (described in detail here) is shaping up to be a real barn burner because it tackles a...

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SCOTUS tackles free speech vs. true threats in Facebook posts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:30am
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In the 2003 barnburner Virginia v. Black, the Supreme Court held unconstitutional a statute that in part stated that the act of burning a cross constituted prima facie evidence of an intent to intimidate a person or group. Writing for the majority, Justice O’Connor said that “just as a State may...

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The State of American Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:30pm
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I appeared this afternoon during the National Review post-election cruise on a panel with:

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Obamacare returns to Supreme Court

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:04pm
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The issue of subsidies on the federal exchange has been accepted by the Supreme Court.

Scotusblog reports:

The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the new health care law, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health...

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SCOTUS Skeptical of Sarbanes-Oxley Prosecution Over…Fish?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:20pm
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in an effort to reform the finance and governance structures in corporate America. Although the language of the Act is notoriously broad, it has mostly been applied to those in the corporate world who make missteps during investigations into their financial practices.

Then, of...

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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:34am
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Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports.

The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog:

Issue: Whether a federal statute...

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Wisconsin John Doe targets to seek US Supreme Ct review

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:35am
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Yesterday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by two targets of the Wisconsin John Doe investigation to rehear a decision by a three-judge panel to vacate an injunction issued by...

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Supreme Court allows Texas Voter ID law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:47am
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AP reports via HuffPo:

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo...

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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00am
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The Supreme Court has issued an unsigned order blocking key provisions of sweeping new health care regulations from being enforced against Texas abortion providers.

Via Fox News:

In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the...

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Judge tosses out Texas Voter ID as U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin Voter ID

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:05am
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A federal District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ embattled voter ID law is unconstitutional. This news came just hours after the Supreme Court granted a request from civil rights activists to block similar requirements in Wisconsin.

In a 147 page opinion, U.S....

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Supreme Court may have decided gay marriage issue by not deciding

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:28am
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Many if not most observers expected the Supreme Court to take at least one of the cases for which review was sought in which the issue of whether same-sex marriage bans were constitutional was squarely presented.

None of the Supreme Court’s decisions in DOMA or the Prop. 8 litigation decided that issue.

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Harris Poll: Americans Balk at Lifetime SCOTUS Appointments

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 12:30pm
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A new poll from Harris Interactive suggests that 70% of Americans are uncomfortable with using a system of lifetime appointments to fill vacancies on our nation’s highest Court.

This shouldn’t come as a shock, and neither should that fact that millennials are far less likely to object to the idea of...

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Halbig goes en banc

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 3:02pm
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I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. Actually, I do know. I was off the internets for most of the day, and the world kept turning without me.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted (Order embedded at bottom of post) en banc (full court) hearing in the Halbig...

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SCOTUS blocks same sex marriage in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:10am
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Last month, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s same sex marriage ban. This week, however, the Supreme Court put a hold on that ruling, meaning that for the time being gay marriages are blocked in Virginia:

While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor...

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law·less·ness, noun

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
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law·less [law-lis]
adjective

1. contrary to or without regard for the law: lawless violence.
2. being without law; uncontrolled by a law; unbridled; unruly; unrestrained: lawless passion.
3. illegal: bootleggers’ lawless activity.

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