1A: Justice Department issues statement of concern that UCal Berkeley violates free speech with selective enforcement of hi-profile speaker policy
1A: students are not supposed to be expelled for odious views, even for posting N*word videos
14A: lawsuit filed challenging Dallas cash bail system as unconstitutionally discriminating against poor people.
1A: True the Vote targeting case Consent Decree: viewpoint discrimination by the IRS violates free speech (para. 50)
4A: Supreme Court rules police had probable cause to arrest partygoers because probably lacked permission to be in house.
Supreme Court takes up internet sales tax case which tests whether states can regulate commerce (‘negative Commerce Clause’)
Electoral College is supposed to be undemocratic; coastal states cannot run roughshod over rest of the nation
Electoral College helps prevent voter fraud; hard to predict which states will be decisive
Federal judge: don’t end nationwide injunctions from a single court, but do require 3-judge panels to issue them
Supreme Court takes case on constitutionality of SEC administrative law judges
Separation of Powers: proposal for expert Article III courts to hear administrative cases; answerable to President and Senate, not agency
Discussion of most famous footnote in Supreme Court history – Carolene Products ftn 4 – and differing scrutiny of economic v. non-economic legislation
“[T]he Left rejects the natural rights theory of the American Founding at the core of our tradition.”
D'oh! The Constitution as seen through 28 years of The Simpsons - “It guarantees all of the basic freedoms- speech, religion, the right to a speedy trial," Lisa explains.
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