"Petitioner had absolutely no prior notice that either his mental health or the safe handling subsection would be at issue during the hearing before the trial court."
The California Court of Appeal upheld the fee, awarded to a student who had been accused of sexual misconduct.
"Red flag" laws leave gun owners defenseless.
Jim Ficken was fined $29,000 for violations of his town's tall grass ordinance.
The bill would make the criteria for federal grants loose enough to accommodate even the worst "red flag" laws.
Trump Mulls Orwellian Proposal to Stop Mass Shootings by Monitoring 'Mentally Ill People' for Signs of Imminent Violence
The program would try to develop a surveillance system based on predictive tests that don't exist.
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Federal Court Rules State Judges Cannot Profit From Fines and Fees Imposed on Defendants in the Cases Before Them
If the court that hears the cases stands to profit from the fines paid by defendants, that's a violation of the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. The rulings have potential implications for other, similar conflicts of interest in the criminal justice system.
Two federal court rulings cite a significant conflict of interest.
When it comes to deciding who should keep their Second Amendment rights, the deck is stacked against gun owners.
Only if you assume they would have happened in the absence of gun confiscation orders.
The Democratic presidential contender suggests that "racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos" could justify federal gun confiscation orders.
"The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact," the senator says, while glossing over the due process issues raised by gun confiscation orders.
Republicans Who Support Gun Confiscation Laws Imagine 'Due Process' That Does Not Exist on Paper or in Practice
Here is how the states with "red flag" laws fail to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners.
To Stop Mass Shooters, Trump Says, We Should Make Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Easier. No, We Shouldn't.
Because psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behavior, the wider net would catch lots of harmless people.
The City Wants to Evict This Family Because a House Guest Committed a Crime They Didn't Know About Somewhere Else
Under its "crime-free housing program," Granite City, Illinois, holds tenants strictly liable for illegal activity by a household member.
Lawsuit Challenges Ordinance Requiring Eviction of Entire "Household" if One Member Has Committed a Crime
The case was brought on the family's behalf by the Institute for Justice, a prominent public interest law firm.
His lawsuit claims the campus's procedures made a mockery of due process.
A policy that allows for quicker deportations near the border could expand nationwide.
Aggressive asset forfeiture collides with First Amendment rights.
Lawsuit Seeks Class Action Status for Students Whose Due Process Rights Were Violated During Title IX Investigations
The lawsuit alleges that MSU has denied due process rights to student defendants in order to placate critics of its sexual assault policies.
"Purdue's process fell short of what even a high school must provide to a student facing a days-long suspension."
Purdue Student Expelled for Alleged Sexual Abuse Can Proceed With His Due Process and Sex Discrimination Claims
"Fairness can rarely be obtained by secret, one-sided determination of facts decisive of rights."
The celebrated law professor lost his position as faculty dean after students demanded his firing.
Rhode Island Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Requiring Blogger to Take Down All Posts About a Person
According to the ACLU of Rhode Island, which is representing the blogger, the order was issued without any adversarial hearing at which the blogger could appear.
"We are surprised and dismayed by the action Harvard announced today."
Nabbing Robert Kraft Helped Florida Prosecutors Get Headlines. Now Kraft and Other Orchids of Asia Customers Are Fighting Back
They're joined by an arrested spa owner and manager in fighting the release of surveillance video, with an array of big media companies on the other side.
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The ACLU Defends Gun Owners' Constitutional Rights, Except for the Second Amendment Right to Own Guns
The organization objects to gun restrictions only if they impinge on other constitutional provisions.
The House version of the reauthorization bill includes new gun restrictions that sweep too broadly.
Conservative majority declines to consider constitutional concerns of holding noncitizens without hearings.
Due Process Concerns Abound
A Harvard Law Professor Is Representing Harvey Weinstein. Students Say This Makes Them Unsafe, Demand His Resignation.
Ronald Sullivan's choice of clients is "not only upsetting, but deeply trauma-inducing," according to activist students.
Universities must allow students to cross-examine accusers and witnesses, the ruling states.
73% of Top U.S. Universities Do Not Guarantee the Presumption of Innocence in Title IX Sexual Misconduct Trials
A new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argues DeVos's due process reforms are urgently needed.
That's PATRIOT Act thinking.
USC's procedures didn't fairly treat the accused, a California appellate court rules.
#MeToo has come for the popular astrophysicist. Let's withhold judgement.
Cross-examination, stricter definition of misconduct, and greater flexibility
The 'Frightening and High' Factoid About Sex Offender Recidivism Still Stalks Courts Across the Land, Completely Untethered From Actual Numbers
Justice Anthony Kennedy's bogus 2002 claim figures prominently in defenses of an Arizona bail ban.
FDIC Attempts to Pressure Banks into Denying Services to Payday Lenders Violates Due Process Rights, Lenders Argue
Lawsuit wants to curb actions like "Operation Choke Point' in which bank regulators discourage banks from servicing certain customers, including gun and ammo dealers.
Surveillance footage disproves her allegations-and reminds everyone not to automatically believe victims.
"If this were a legal proceeding, many (if not all) of the members of the [Senate Judiciary Committee] would have to recuse themselves."
The Sixth Circuit reaffirms this, including for sexual assault accusations, in a case against the University of Michigan; and the court also allows plaintiff to proceed with his claim that the process was biased against him because of his sex.