Constitutional Law

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Chief of 3D gun blueprint manufacturer accused in sexual assault of teen

A minor told forensic investigators in Texas that she was paid to have sex with Cody Wilson, the former law student who in June reached a settlement with the U.S.…

New web platform helps users research meanings of words used in Constitution, Supreme Court opinions
A web platform that provides law-related historic linguistics information was announced Monday by Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.
Judge cites consumer agency’s structure in tossing suit accusing firm of misleading 9/11 responders

New York’s attorney general will have to use state courts if the office wants to pursue RD Legal Funding, a company that provides advances to people expecting settlement money, a…

Right of association isn’t infringed by disclosure of charitable donors to state, 9th Circuit says

A public interest law firm and a charitable group co-founded by the Koch brothers have to comply with the California attorney general’s demand for information regarding top charitable donors, a…

Democrats pepper Kavanaugh with written questions, including if he had a gambling problem
Some Democrats are sending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extensive written follow-up questions after his more than 20 hours of testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week.
PACs have freedom of speech and association, 8th Circuit says in allowing transfers between PACs

A federal appeals court has ruled that a Missouri law banning donations between political action committees violates the First Amendment.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

6th Circuit rules Trump’s call to eject rally protesters was protected by the First Amendment

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that protesters cannot sue President Donald Trump and his presidential campaign for an alleged assault by audience members at a Louisville, Kentucky, rally following…

9th Circuit reinstates First Amendment challenge to cyberstalking law

A federal appeals court has allowed an activist to pursue his First Amendment challenge to Washington state’s cyberstalking law.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the…

Trump: Sessions should investigate who wrote anonymous New York Times op-ed

President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice should investigate the recent New York Times opinion piece that was anonymously written by a White…

FDA has ‘unreasonably delayed’ graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unreasonably delayed enforcing a 2009 law calling for graphic warnings on cigarette packages, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday.

“The court must compel…

Citing 14th Amendment, federal court judge voids Texas’ fetal burial law

A 2017 Texas law that called for health care providers to bury or cremate fetuses—regardless of a patient’s wishes or religious beliefs—was struck down this week in federal court.

The…

Sessions to meet state AGs on whether social media firms are ‘intentionally stifling’ free speech

Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that he will discuss social media companies and concerns about anticompetitive behavior this month with state attorneys general, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The U.S.…

Can the government regulate Google search results? Lawyers weigh in
Lawyers are considering how and whether the government could use its regulatory authority over Google after President Donald Trump complained Tuesday that search results are skewed against conservative voices.
Judge extends online ban on 3D gun blueprints; company begins selling flash-drive copies
Updated: A federal judge in Seattle has found that a former law student’s presumed First Amendment interests in publishing online blueprints for plastic 3D printed guns are “dwarfed by the irreparable harms” likely to be suffered by the states if federal restrictions on the blueprints are lifted.
Court may bar use of North Carolina congressional map in next election due to partisan gerrymander

A three-judge panel said Monday it may require North Carolina or a special master to redraw the state’s congressional districts before the November elections because the boundaries were unconstitutionally drawn…

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