9th Circuit Strikes Down California’s Ban on 10-Round Magazines (Constitution news round-up)
2A: California ban on hi-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds unconstitutional (9th Circuit panel)
1A: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to allow him to block users on Twitter
6A: Scott Peterson death penalty overturned; dismissing jurors who disagree with the death penalty but say they could vote to impose it violated Peterson’s right to an impartial jury in the penalty phase
1A: Project Veritas sues to vindicate rights of undercover journalists in Oregon; secret recording currently criminal in the state
Amendment: activist nets cool $10M from Twitter CEO to push constitutional amendment to “prohibit racism”, i.e., attack freedom of the press, association, and speech
1A: 4th Circuit holds federal anti-riot act partially constitutional - OK to prohibit traveling or organizing for actual incitement, but not OK to prohibit speech that promotes or encourages violence in general
1A: San Diego stops enforcing 1918 ordinance prohibiting “seditious language” as process to repeal it begins; clearly unconstitutional under modern Brandenburg standards
1A: 6th Circuit greenlights case of Cleveland EMT who was fired after posting comments about the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice; matters of public concern are protected
1A: Ferguson grand juror loses First Amendment challenge to state’s grand jury secrecy law (8th Circuit)
1A: chancellor of ‘Dear Old CU’ refuses to cancel visiting scholar law prof for writing op-ed questioning Kamala Harris natural born citizenship
1A Petition Clause: it’s unconstitutional to penalize nonfrivolous litigation
4A: 1st Circuit upholds affirms conviction for conspiracy to violate civil rights and use excessive force in deliberately injuring man arrested on DUI charge
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