The law banned convicted felons from possessing "a dagger, dirk, switchblade, stiletto, straight-edged razor or any other dangerous or deadly cutting instrument of like character"—"It is the very overbreadth of such laws that renders them impermissibly vague."
Distorted partisan descriptions of the Department of Education changes could be doing real damage.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
"[The Oberlin] panel's decision was arguably inexplicable. Per the terms of Oberlin's Policy, intoxication does not negate consent—only 'incapacitation' does.... And the record here provided no apparent basis for a finding that Roe [was incapacitated]."
Matt Boermeester, a USC Football Player Who Was Expelled After an Unfair Title IX Investigation, Wins in Court
"USC stripped away my hopes and dreams of playing in the NFL, and this ‘win' does not erase that."
The decision says the "unbridled and unfettered consolidation of authority in one unelected official" violates due process and the separation of powers.
It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights.
Plus: Virginia decriminalizes marijuana, it's not Trump's call whether we close the country again, and more…
Plus: Homeland Security has detained thousands of pregnant women, Ginsburg wrong about "seamless" contraception coverage, and more...
Expelled for Sexual Misconduct and Falsely Accused of Having HIV, an Indiana Wesleyan Student Had To Take an STD Test During the Coronavirus Pandemic
"It's far worse than we could have imagined," the student's attorney tells Reason.
Under fire for refusing to support Tara Reade, Milano says she never thought #MeToo would "destroy innocent men."
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Says Gun Dealers Are 'Nonessential.' The Department of Homeland Security Disagrees.
The county's ban on firearm sales is inconsistent with a new federal advisory as well as the Second Amendment.
Plus "An accused student's rights must be guaranteed—not left open for interpretation."
The extent of state and federal quarantine powers is surprisingly unsettled.
A bizarre Florida “red flag” case shows the importance of safeguards that protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
After He Found California's Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders Wasn't Working, the State Shut Him Down and Destroyed His Research
Psychologist Jesus Padilla was forbidden to complete research that could have set many indefinitely committed people free. He died with the work unfinished.
Americans are so locked into their political sides that many of them seem willing to cast aside some of the nation's long-established constitutional protections.
In Broward County, judges almost never reject police petitions for gun confiscation orders.
Your cellphone is tracking your movements and, despite legal protections, federal, state, and local officials are finding new and disturbing ways to use that information.
The bill's requirements for "emergency" orders are loose, and it does not give respondents a right to a court-appointed lawyer.
orders university to temporarily reinstate accused student for Spring semester.
2 Women Filed Sexual Misconduct Complaints Against a Nigerian Immigrant a Day Before He Graduated From Harvard. He Never Got His Diploma.
Following an insider trading conviction and the collapse of his career, Damilare Sonoiki is suing Harvard.
An interesting federal court opinion.
Professor Who Faced Attempted Blackmail Over Flirty Emails Now Suing University of New Mexico For Suspending Him
An attorney for Nick Flor says calls his effective termination "unfathomable."
Fiscal Analysis of Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Assumes Gun Confiscation Orders Will Be Granted 95% of the Time
Such a high approval rate reflects the threat these laws pose to due process and the Second Amendment.
"Other statements by Complainant ... along with undisputed other evidence, entirely disprove her bare assertions that she was incapacitated."
"The Court Granted All of the Relief Requested … Without … Knowing if the Respondent Even Had Notice of the Proceedings"
An interesting due process case from a tribal court.
The 2020 hopeful used bogus statistics to change the way colleges treat students accused of sexual assault.
Mattress girl's unlikely friendship with Reason folks is the subject of a recent piece for The Cut.
S.C. Judge Rules the Obvious: It's Unconstitutional for Police to Seize and Keep People's Property Without Proving They Committed Crimes
Law enforcement and prosecutors have seized millions from people they’ve arrested. That might be coming to an end.
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.