Constitutional Law

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

Constitutional Law

First and Second Amendments square off in ‘Docs v. Glocks’ case before en banc 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules for cop who seized drugs after unlawful stop; Sotomayor decries ‘carceral state’

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to assault weapons ban

Internet Law

Prosecutor’s Facebook post calls Orlando nightclubs ‘utter cesspools of debauchery’

Death Penalty

Case of law grad convicted in slaying tests Delaware’s death penalty law

First Amendment

Second Alabama justice sues over disciplinary investigation related to gay-marriage case

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court decision leaves restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debt to Congress

Terrorism

Why the nightclub shooter was able to buy guns despite two FBI probes of possible terrorist links

Immigration Law

Amidst claims ICE should do more to ID lawful residents, detained citizen wins $20K award

Education Law

Banning religious schools from voucher program is not discrimination, federal judge rules

Civil Rights

Appeal filed after Georgia judge rejects name change for transgender man as ‘fraud’

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge orders arrest of New Jersey lawyer for not complying with Ohio appearance demands

Constitutional Law

En banc 9th Circuit upholds California law requiring ‘good cause’ for concealed carry