Federal judge rules Trump can’t block Twitter followers in opinion with broad implications (Constitution news round-up)
1A: federal judge rules Trump can’t block Twitter followers in opinion with broad implications designating his account a public forum
1A: Trump Twitter ruling is uncharted territory – should the non-Left get its own forums or work to declare all of social media a public forum where viewpoint discrimination is not allowed?
Penumbras and Emanations – Supreme Court lets Arkansas abortion restrictions stand for the moment, but the case is not over
State Constitutions: California appeals court lets stand lower court ruling knocking down state’s assisted suicide law; confusion reigns as case proceeds
State constitution figures in state lower court striking down California’s assisted suicide law as outside the scope of a legislative special session
Privacy: federal judge rules NRA must name its Jane and John Doe teenage plaintiffs challenging new gun sale age restriction; constitutionally-embedded presumption of openness in judicial proceedings outweighs threat of harassment
1A: basic point – the NFL is not the government, so the First Amendment doesn’t apply to its football games.
1A: ICYMI – Obama judges sidestep Supreme Court precedent in finding forced dues for union advocacy constitutional (p. 6)
Free Speech – Britain arrests Tommy Robinson for telling the truth about a Muslim grooming gang facing child rape and other sex charges
Free Speech – CAIR Michigan forces resignation of local official critical of Islam.
1A Religion: federal appeals court dismisses challenge to ‘In God We Trust’ on currency, but lingering statutory question may prompt Congress to act to save motto.
4A: Supreme Court rules ‘automobile exception’ to the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply if the car is in the driveway (Collins v. Virginia)
4A: federal appeals courts now disagree on border cell phone searches, but the Supreme Court might not want to resolve the circuit split
Takings: South Africa’s ruling ANC to test whether farm land can be confiscated without compensation under existing law instead of seeking a constitutional amendment. So superior to our own Constitution, right RBG?
14A Equal Protection: Affirmative action discriminates against Asian students, comparing Harvard v. Cal Tech enrollment shows
14A Equal Protection: federal court allows Virginia transgender student to sue for use of preferred bathroom on theory ‘gender stereotyping’ already prohibited by 1988 Supreme Court case
14A Equal Protection: Pennsylvania students lose appeal to keep transgenders out of their bathrooms and locker rooms; losing parties weighing their options.
14A Due Process: locales relying on heavy ticketing for nuisance violations to raise revenue spawn due process concerns – do we really want financially self-interested gangster government?
Some state high courts issue advisory opinions without a case before them – should the Supreme Court?
Americans should remember we are not ruled by judges. Courts have redrawn an electoral map, ordered a tax increase, released prisoners due to ‘overcrowding’, etc. Not good.
Hey hey ho ho, legal positivism has got to go. Three cheers for natural law – “the separation of law from morals violates human nature”
Shame! New York Jets CEO will pay the fines for players who protest the national anthem. #ToolOfTheLeft