“New York enacted its firearm licensing requirements to criminalize gun ownership by racial and ethnic minorities.”
The fight over qualified immunity divides "conservative" judges on the 5th Circuit.
Thomas and Gorsuch Say Kelo Eminent Domain Ruling 'Was Wrong the Day It Was Decided' and 'Remains Wrong Today'
The controversial 2005 case "strayed from the Constitution," say Thomas and Gorsuch.
Sixteen years after Gonzales v. Raich, Thomas is back with another opinion criticizing the federal government’s marijuana ban.
First Amendment advocates prevailed in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
Fourth Amendment advocates win big in Lange v. California.
Can a cop enter a suspect's home without a warrant if they're in pursuit and have probable cause to believe the suspect has committed a misdemeanor?
Doing the wrong thing at an off-campus party could lead to on-campus consequences.
The Supreme Court declines to hear arguments in Oliva v. Nivar.
Only students support extending the power to penalize speech, raising concerns about what they’re learning in school.
How pretextual traffic stops got the judicial stamp of approval.
Government officials who wield land grabs to pick economic winners and losers now want to use them to kill disfavored businesses.
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”
The Supreme Court will hear arguments next term in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett.
The feds say they can paw through your phone and laptop any time you enter or leave the country.
Now 14 states have legislation explicitly protecting free speech on campus.
“An officer violates the Fourth Amendment if he shoots an unarmed, incapacitated suspect who is moving away from everyone present at the scene.”
“It is not the role of the executive—particularly the unelected administrative state—to dictate” the terms of criminal law, said the 6th Circuit.
"The application of physical force to the body with the intent to restrain is a seizure, even if the person does not submit and is not subdued."
“There was no immediate danger,” Sotomayor said, yet the police “decided on their own to go in and seize the gun.”
'If You Wear a Federal Badge, You Can Inflict Excessive Force on Someone With Little Fear of Liability,' Complains Judge Don Willett
A federal judge protests the Supreme Court’s “rights-without-remedies” Bivens doctrine.
More criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and civil rights litigators may soon be appointed to the federal bench.
What to expect from Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general.
The unfolding legal saga of City of Hayward v. Stoddard-Nunez
Does the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable seizures include the right to be free from an unreasonable attempted seizure?
Fourth Amendment advocates prevail in Wingate v. Fulford.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
The Supreme Court nominee weighs in on a famous case.
Perhaps Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht ought to read more history, starting with the speeches of the late Rep. John Bingham.
Democratic Warnings That Confirming Amy Coney Barrett Would Doom Obamacare Are Implausible and Confused
There is little reason to think Barrett would vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which in any case seems legally secure.
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito worry about the future of religious freedom. That’s not the same as a call to overturn the decision.
The Trump presidency has been a stress test for maximalist theories of presidential power.
What's next for SCOTUS?
SCOTUS Contender James Ho Combines Respect for Free Speech and Gun Rights With a Troubling Deference to Cops
The 5th Circuit judge is a mixed bag from a libertarian perspective.
Is freedom of speech best upheld by law or by culture?
The episode reflects poorly on Biden.
The Covid pandemic strengthens the case for abolishing a requirement that should never have been imposed in the first place.
Failing to list all the authors on joint works is often unfair.
A bust of the Dred Scott author stands in the old Supreme Court chambers in the capitol.