What to expect from Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general.
The unfolding legal saga of City of Hayward v. Stoddard-Nunez
Abrasive, tasteless, and uncompromising, Flynt undoubtedly made the world safer for speech of all varieties.
In 2014, Reason reported on the misbehavior of Rod Ponton, who has suddenly risen to internet stardom after being unable to turn off an adorable filter during an online legal case.
Fourth Amendment advocates prevail in Wingate v. Fulford.
The state used civil asset forfeiture to seize Tyson Timbs' car in 2013. His nightmare hasn't ended.
The warden at the center of the case was originally given qualified immunity.
Prison Guards Who Forced Menstruating Visitor To Expose Vaginal and Anal Cavities Are Protected by Qualified Immunity
A federal court said it did not violate her Fourth Amendment rights.
Justice Clint Bolick dissents in Arizona v. Mixton.
The Biden administration has just delivered its first disappointment to criminal justice reform advocates.
The incoming president can bring some much-needed professional diversity to the federal bench.
Is the chief justice just a politician in robes?
Conservative Lawmakers and Legal Scholars Denounce Texas Election Suit as 'a Mockery of Federalism and Separation of Powers'
The Constitution “plainly makes the appointment of electors a state-by-state matter.”
California Judge Says Los Angeles County's Outdoor Dining Ban Isn't 'Grounded in Science, Evidence, or Logic'
A tentative decision from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant is yet another rebuke of officials trying to reimpose March-style lockdowns on a skeptical public.
The PACER database is antiquated and expensive to access, and that's just the way the federal judiciary likes it.
Is this the Supreme Court’s next big gun rights case?
Cops Who Beat and Killed an Innocent Man Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity, Appeals Court Rules. But the Cops Who Watched Are.
The legal doctrine provides rogue government agents cushy protections not available to the little guy.
If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won't Pick Merrick Garland for Attorney General
Garland’s judicial record is replete with deferential votes for police and prosecutors.
Prison Guards Who Forced Naked Inmate To Sleep in Sewage and Urine Were Given Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Disagreed.
The legal doctrine is a free pass for rampant government abuse.
The newest lawsuit in Pennsylvania is a longshot attempt to argue that all mail-in voting is unconstitutional because it differs from traditional, in-person voting. It's likely to fail.
Americans likely learned very little about her judicial philosophy.
The Courts Can't Decide How Many Ballot Drop Boxes Ohio Needs, and Now Everyone Else Is Confused Too
An appeals court upheld a rule by the Ohio Secretary of State to limit each county to just one ballot box, overturning a previous ruling that said more boxes were needed.
Plus: Pandemic brings rise in electronic ankle monitoring, a court rules on stimulus checks for incarcerated people, and more...
Whitmer helped spark a national debate over the limits of executive power.
If confirmed, she would cement a strong 6-3 conservative majority.
Even the most police-skeptical courts grant the doctrine in egregious circumstances.
"I believe there is sufficient evidence of a clearly established Fourth Amendment violation," writes the dissenting judge.
Tennessee's requirement that barbers have at least a high school education is "unconstitutional, unlawful, and unenforceable," ruled the state's Chancery Court.
"The Constitution says everyone is entitled to equal protection of the law—even at the hands of law enforcement," wrote Judge Carlton W. Reeves.
The Department of Homeland Security announced in court that it would pull the contentious directive.
The chief justice has managed to infuriate every major political faction.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
A SWAT Team Blew Up This Family's House While Chasing a Shoplifter. The Supreme Court Won't Hear the Case.
And no, it wasn't the shoplifter's home.
Interactions between the public and the police should be kept to a minimum.
Cops Who Shot Homeless Man 22 Times While He Lay on the Ground Are Not Protected by Qualified Immunity, Appeals Court Rules
It's a perverse kind of progress, but it's progress all the same.
“Officers don’t have the time to pull out law books and analyze the fine points of judicial precedent.”
A flawed argument for judicial passivity in cases of government regulation.
The idea is not so far-fetched.
Following Georgia's ruling in favor of a lactation consultant, Pennsylvania’s high court reviews another “unreasonable” occupational licensing scheme.
The federal courts start to grapple with COVID-19 shutdown orders.
In a 2-1 decision sure to provoke substantial debate, a court concludes that states are obligated to provide citizens with a certain degree of education.
Bogus lawsuits threaten medical professionals who are fighting on the front lines against COVID-19.
Legal scholars Lindsay Wiley and Steve Vladeck explain why courts should not give special deference to the government in cases challenging the constitutionality of anti-coronavirus policies.
New emergency rules attempt to slow down justice system to keep people apart.
Gorsuch Throws Shade at Trump Administration for Rewriting Federal Gun Laws Without Congressional Approval
“Why should courts, charged with the independent and neutral interpretation of the laws Congress has enacted, defer to such bureaucratic pirouetting?”