San Jose officials fail to knock out suit involving hundreds of Trump supporters (Constitution news round-up)
1A,11A: San Jose officials fail to knock out suit involving hundreds of Trump supporters beaten by mob after city issued police stand-down order
1A,2A: federal judge temporarily blocks posting of 3D gun blueprints on the Internet
Separation of Powers: Trump admin suffers defeats in Chicago and California sanctuary cities cases; executive conditions on appropriated grant money unconstitutional
Emoluments: federal judge rules against Trump in Emoluments Clauses case; foreign officials paying to stay at Trump hotel is unconstitutional under court’s theory
State Constitution: referendum to split up California removed from November ballot; partition can’t be done by mere statute
1A: Sessions says DOJ ‘not slowing down’ in pursuit of religious liberty, cites protection of mosques
1A: Trump Justice Department continues to advocate for free speech on campus
1A: San Antonio firefighters sue city over free speech zones which, they say, frustrate their right to gather signatures for petition
1A: National Abortion Federation drops some claims in tactical move to speed up permanent gag order against baby parts videographer David Daleiden
1A: abortion protesters defeat NY Attorney General’s attempt to silence them; judge finds state witnesses exaggerated claims, destroyed evidence, set up fake Facebook account to spy on defendants
Free Speech: “'Trigger warnings' may undermine 'emotional resilience,' Harvard study finds”
1A: Oberlin College tried to obtain conservative website’s communications with journalistic sources in defamation case
1A: U.S. appeals court rules against Christmas ads on city buses; declining all ads on particular subject matter does not suppress any one viewpoint; appeal to Supreme Court likely.
2A: U.S. court rules Hawaii may not limit open carry licenses to persons who are security guards
2A: almost 500 (so far) forced to surrender firearms under Florida’s gun confiscation program adopted after Parkland shooting. #HardFactsMakeBadLaw
14A: federal appellate court ruling on Alabama minimum wage law shows danger of inferring discriminatory impact and intent on sliver of evidence and declaring ‘once a sinner, always a sinner’
14A: Further incidents fuel emerging issue of political bias in public accommodations (black conservatives were denied Uber service; government-run county fair in UK kicks out pro-life group)
14A: Reagan official criticizes op-ed against birthright citizenship, arguing it misinterprets “under the jurisdiction thereof”. Editorialist responds
Nation celebrates 150th anniversary of 14th Amendment, but some act like it’s still 1861
Shame! Ruth Bader Ginsburg film says word ‘freedom’ not in the Constitution, but “freedom of speech” right there in the First Amendment.
Shame! Maxine Waters supporters use First Amendment rights to stomp, burn U.S. flag, trash America. (and you’re going to replace the First Amendment with ... what, exactly?)
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