BREAKING: “Appeals court strikes ObamaCare mandate, sends case back to lower court”
1A Establishment: Freedom from Religion Foundation strikes again, bullies third-graders in Oklahoma until school yanks nativity scene from annual show
5A Eminent Domain: feds knew Houston reservoir likely to flood residences, therefore liable for Hurricane Harvey damage, judge rules
5A Double Jeopardy: Manhattan judge tosses state fraud prosecution against Paul Manafort, clearing the way for a presidential pardon; DA vows to appeal
1A Association: federal judge strikes down L.A. ordinance forcing companies to disclose ties to the NRA to get government contracts
1A: Judge Willett reverses himself, now dissents from 5th Circuit’s approval of suit attempting to impose liability on BLM protest organizer for injury to Louisiana police officer when violence was not incited
14A: Samoans are American citizens, federal judge rules
1A: legal groups sue to stop State Department requirement that all applicants for U.S. visas register their social media handles; argues registration chills free speech
8A Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Supreme Court lets 9th Circuit ruling stand striking down local laws against homeless people sleeping outside
4A: Oregon Supreme Court rules officers can no longer seek consent to search vehicle or ask other non-germane questions during routine traffic stops; ruling seen as curtailment of racial profiling
1A Religion: legal foundation says school district in New York showed impermissible hostility to religion in refusing formation of student Christian club
1A, Commerce Clause: pharma group argues Oregon price transparency laws would force disclosure of trade secrets and are, therefore, unconstitutional
1A Free Press: Maryland law requiring newspapers to publish information about political ads unconstitutionally burdens First Amendment rights without doing much to remedy foreign interference in elections (Fourth Circuit)
1A Establishment: review sought in two cases testing whether religious schools have the right to choose their own religion teachers
5A Self-Incrimination: pharmacist who willingly submits to 4-hour interrogation to build case against other is ruled to have given voluntary statements because he freely chose to submit and could have left at any time; conviction affirmed (Third Circuit)
Discrimination v. Right of Association: this is the U.K., but could happen in the U.S. - pro-life Catholic kicked out of political party sues for religious discrimination
Commerce Clause: Louisiana expected to sue California over new law prohibiting importation and sale of alligator-skin products
Economic Freedom, 1A: Georgia woman sues state nursing board for threatening to fine her $500 for truthfully calling herself a midwife even though she doesn’t have extra nursing credentials
Shame! “USC Students Can't Recite the Pledge of Allegiance” - you have no understanding of what enables you to be living such a great life. You’re taking an awful lot for granted.
Kudos! To comedian Ronny Chieng, Malaysian immigrant making a Netflix show about the joys of living in America and how natives don’t appreciate many of the freedoms and privileges we have here
Too bad we don't have the ‘28th Amendment’ requiring Congress critters to live under the same laws they impose on us. Repeal the Obamacare Congressional exemption now!
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