Constitutional Law

Religious Law

Federal judge blocks Mississippi law protecting gay-marriage bias based on religious beliefs

Features

Legal challenges over online reviews seek to separate fact from fiction

President's Message

Protect the Vote, Promote the Vote: New voting laws can infringe on a critical constitutional right

National Pulse

Business owners grapple with serving armed customers

National Pulse

Police face constitutional challenges for using cellphone tracking devices to locate suspects

Precedents

July 28, 1868: The 14th Amendment is ratified

Constitutional Law

Federal judge blocks law banning abortions based on fetal abnormalities

Constitutional Law

Appeals court upholds lawyers’ convictions in internet-paramour money scheme

Judiciary

Why study the Constitution? It’s old and doesn’t address current concerns, Posner says

Legal Ethics

Judge blocks new ‘persuader rule’ requiring disclosure of lawyer advice to employers on union issues

U.S. Supreme Court

Dissenting in case in which he broke his silence, Thomas sees 2nd-class status for Second Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court tosses conviction of former Virginia governor, clarifies reach of bribery law

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion clinic regulations

First Amendment

Federal judge scraps Cleveland’s restrictions on protests during RNC in July

U.S. Surpeme Court

ABA asks Supreme Court to review Virginia’s post-conviction process in capital case

Public Defenders

Louisiana governor signs law reallocating money from death penalty appeals to local public defenders

Public Defenders

Utah’s indigent defense system is underfunded and unconstitutional, ACLU suit alleges

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court splits 4-4 in challenge to Obama’s deferred-deportation program; injunction remains

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at University of Texas

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court says warrantless blood draws in DUI arrests are unconstitutional