Liberato.US on the radio: Popular Sovereignty Amendment, facial recognition, free speech, pushback on ‘the flag is a rag’ (radio archive - 1st hour)
2A: Connecticut allows lawsuit by Sandy Hook victims against gun manufacturer to proceed
5A Due Process: Supreme Court allows indefinite immigration holds after criminal aliens serve their sentences; dissent argues due process, not statutory interpretation, at issue.
1A,14A: Supreme Court turns away appeal from Hawaii bed and breakfast that refused to serve lesbian couple
1A: Attorney General asserts state secrets privilege in Twitter’s lawsuit asking to publish more details about the National Security Letters and surveillance orders it receives
Emoluments: oral arguments heard in Trump hotel case; judges seem skeptical of foreign influence claims
1A Religion: federal court permits 3 Native Americans to grow long hair in prison (‘hair is an extension of the soul’)
Electoral College: Colorado passage gives National Popular Vote Compact 181 of 270 electoral votes needed to bypass Electoral College; Compact passes Delaware House
Electoral College: challenge to National Popular Vote Compact may have to await a presidential election, observers say
1A: Lafayette city bus system settles abortion ad suit; will allow ads and change policy on political advertising
Free Expression: “UK: Stepdad Called ‘Racist Bigot’ For Opposing Daughter’s Homework Assignment to Write Letter to Her Family About Converting to Islam”
Free Expression: “Putin signs bill banning ‘blatant disrespect’ for Russian state online”
4A: Supreme Court is asked to take case testing whether the Fourth Amendment allows the police to stop a criminal suspect without reasonable suspicion on the ground that the stop is merely "information-seeking"
Double Jeopardy: Manafort’s best shot might be to argue double jeopardy under New York constitution and statute
14A Due Process: the words “acquire”, “receive”, and “transfer” in Indiana statue prohibiting sale of aborted baby parts are ubiquitous in the law and not unconstitutionally vague (7th Circuit)
6A: Supreme Court will hear case testing whether jury verdicts must be unanimous in state criminal cases; Jury Trial Clause is only ‘partially incorporated’ against the states at the moment
“GOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9”
“State Constitutions? Why Would Each State Need Its Own Constitution? Part 2”
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