Philip Esformes was sentenced for charges on which a jury hung. After receiving a commutation, the federal government vowed to try to put him back in prison.
And a federal judge just said so.
This Prosecutor Secretly Worked for the Judges Overseeing His Cases. Will His Victims Be Able To Sue?
Ralph Petty likely violated the Constitution. In a rare move, a federal court signaled this week that lawsuits against him may not be dead on arrival.
The judge found that Food Not Bombs' activity was clearly expressive conduct under the First Amendment.
Disney has vowed to appeal the ruling.
Priscilla Villarreal, also known as "Lagordiloca," has sparked a debate about free speech and who, exactly, is a journalist.
It's a frightening reminder of how far the government will go to get their way—and to warn tech companies against platforming speech it doesn't like.
Step 1: Become president. That's the hardest part.
"The First Amendment prevents DeSantis from identifying a reform prosecutor and then suspending him to garner political benefit," U.S. Circuit Judge Jill Pryor wrote.
The state's law, which a federal judge enjoined last month, prohibits firearms in most public places.
The district court just dismissed certain procedural objections to them, though it wasn't asked to consider the substantive arguments.
Judges can sentence defendants for charges they were acquitted of by a jury, a practice that troubles criminal justice advocates, civil liberties groups, and several Supreme Court justices.
An error-prone investigation in search of a fugitive led police to Amy Hadley's house.
Ralph Petty's "conflicted dual-hat arrangement" as an advocate and an adjudicator was "utterly bonkers," Judge Don Willett notes.
Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya debates St. John University's Kate Klonick on the federal government's role in social media censorship.
Civil Rights Groups Urge Federal Appeals Court To Strike Down Mississippi's Jim Crow–Era Felon Voting Ban
A broad coalition of civil rights groups and think tanks, including Reason Foundation, say that Mississippi's "mandatory, permanent, and effectively irrevocable" voting ban for certain offenders violates the Constitution.
FBI Seized $86 Million From People Not Suspected of Any Crime. A Federal Court Will Decide if That's Legal.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court will hear about the FBI's "blatant scheme to circumvent" the Fourth Amendment.
Seattle Banned Landlords From Rejecting Tenants Based on Criminal Records. Will the Supreme Court Step in?
The political push behind the law was well-meaning. But it will backfire on many prospective renters.
Maybe Brett Hankison shouldn't have been found not guilty, but he was. The Constitution says it should stop there.
Douglass Mackey's case raised questions about free speech, overcriminalization, and a politicized criminal legal system.
Even content creators outside of New York would feel its effects.
OpenAI tried to remove Mark Walters' lawsuit to federal court, but has now withdrawn that attempt.
An officer conducted the search of Prentiss Jackson's vehicle after claiming he could smell "a little bit of weed." It ultimately resulted in a lengthy prison term.
The trial—and, in some sense, Timpa's life—was about transparency.
The judge ruled that drag performances are not inherently expressive and that schools could regulate "vulgar and lewd" conduct.
Trials are incredibly valuable fact-finding tools—particularly when the defendants are public employees.
Tony Timpa's story shows how far the government goes to prevent victims of abuse from seeking recourse.
Time to brush off your federal courts outlines.
St. Paul police officer Heather Weyker has thus far managed to get immunity for upending Hamdi Mohamud's life.
Is the legal left beginning to adopt a hawkish attitude toward standing?
A federal circuit judge writes that Detroit's vehicle seizure scheme "is simply a money-making venture—one most often used to extort money from those who can least afford it."
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The guidelines would ignore decades of academic findings about how firm concentration can have a positive impact on consumers' welfare.
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The injunction is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Biden administration's loan forgiveness agenda.
Cristal Starling lost $8,000 after she missed one of several filing deadlines to contest the seizure of her money by police. A federal appeals court says she and others like her should be given more leeway.