Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Montana man seeks license to marry additional wife, cites Roberts’ gay-marriage dissent

Criminal Justicee

Spanking conviction is overturned; top state court allows reasonable force in child discipline

Constitutional Law

ACLU suit challenges Louisiana governor’s ‘marriage and conscience order’

Constitutional Law

Top state court nixes 10 Commandments monument at capitol

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to reconsider whether unwilling state can be hauled into another state’s court

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS to consider First Amendment rights of public workers forced to pay for collective bargaining

Judiciary

Posner: Chief justice’s gay-marriage dissent is ‘heartless’

U.S. Supreme Court

Cert grant sends university affirmative action case back to the Supreme Court

Constitutional Law

Divided US Supreme court votes 5-4 to freeze Texas abortion law as it mulls whether to hear appeal

Constitutional Law

Over 100 convictions reversed over faulty jury instructions on manslaughter

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS upholds use of lethal-injection drug; two justices want death penalty re-examined

Religious Law

County clerks, judges with religious qualms can refuse to issue gay marriage licenses, Texas AG says

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes down portion of federal law enhancing sentences for ‘career criminals’

U.S. Supreme Court

Gay marriage is a constitutional right, Supreme Court rules

First Amendment

9th Circuit boots judge, revives news media case over late access to court civil complaint filings

Animal Law

Dogged by animal officer, lawyer says castration case is a ‘monumental waste of resources’

Family Law

Cleared in second neglect case, ‘free range’ parents plan to sue

Legislation & Lobbying

Should Confederate flag be displayed? ABA president, state officials, stores take a stand against it

Constitutional Law

Judge blocks lawyer’s proposed ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’