Government trying to force Facebook to break encryption, allow wiretapping of messenger (Constitution news round-up)
4A: in case under seal, government trying to force Facebook to break encryption, allow wiretapping of messenger
Article II: Constitutional showdown looms if Mueller subpoenas Trump
1A: Brennan could challenge loss of security clearance on grounds he has a right to be protected from government retaliation for exercising free speech
1A: federal appeals court sends D.C. transit authority ban on anti-Islamist ads back to trial court to consider whether there is a legitimate reason for the ban
1A: David Daleiden seeks dissolution of gag order blocking release of more Planned Parenthood baby parts videos after plaintiffs drop several claims (prior restraints are supposed to be rare)
2A: Louisiana bars Citi, Bank of America from state bond sale because of actions the banks took against gun manufacturers
1A: Pennsylvania high court rules rap song urging violence against specific named police officers is a “true threat” not protected by First Amendment
1A: National Park Service admits mistake in barring ‘Abolish ICE’ t-shirts from Statue of Liberty; illegal viewpoint discrimination
Satanic goat idol unveiled at Arkansas Capitol building to push separation of church and state
“How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond“
1A Press: Florida judge scolds newspaper for printing confidential information about Parkland shooter, threatens prior restraint in the future, but the law appears to be on the newspaper’s side
1A Religion: religious charity to appeal ruling that upheld Philadelphia’s ban on families holding traditional views of marriage from becoming foster-parents.
2A etc. – federal appeals court upholds Texas concealed carry law against challenge by professors who do not want guns in their classrooms
4A: Smart meters (disclosing home/away, sleep patterns, etc.) are a “reasonable” search not requiring a warrant (7th Circuit)
4A: ‘private search reconstruction’ doctrine validates government search of computer file that recreates previous private search (5th Circuit)
4A: Iowa high court criticizes U.S. Supreme Court, uses state constitution to knock down inventory searches of cars without a warrant
14A Due Process: federal judge rules election officials can’t toss absentee ballots that fail to match signature card without giving voter notice and opportunity to contest
Ex Post Facto – taking away ‘good time’ credits already earned by prisoners violates ex post facto clause (6th Circuit)
5A, Copyright: legal institute takes case of tiny family–owned publisher who prints public domain books on demand; Copyright office wants copies and has threatened big fines
State Constitution: Georgia high court rejects appeal from state House candidate who was removed from the ballot because she had not been a Georgia citizen for 2 years
Rights to healthcare, jobs, free tuition, etc. - Soviet constitution? Nope. Democratic Socialist agenda.
Government playing fast and loose with the Constitution in 100-mile border zone
Separation of church and state, judicial review, and other common myths people believe about the Constitution
Shame on Andrew Cuomo for saying America never great. Every immigrant who came through Ellis Island in his state knew the truth and risked all to come here.
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