70 ABA Journal Fourteenth Amendment articles.
A federal appeals court has rejected constitutional claims by a Florida resident who sued when a town rejected his plans for a new beachfront mansion that would be dissimilar to nearby homes.
Jun 9, 2021 1:20 PM CDT
The requirement for unanimous jury verdicts in serious criminal cases doesn’t apply retroactively to overturn final convictions on federal collateral review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
May 17, 2021 12:28 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday accepted a First Amendment case involving a college trustee who was censured after criticizing board actions and filing multiple lawsuits against the body.
Apr 26, 2021 12:35 PM CDT
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
Judge admonished for impatience, guilt remark
A California judge has been admonished for a “display of impatience and irritation” and a remark about an acquitted defendant’s guilt. Judge Patrick E.…
Apr 6, 2021 4:14 PM CDT
Years of convictions could be at risk following a Washington Supreme Court decision that struck down the state’s felony drug possession law.
Mar 15, 2021 10:43 AM CDT
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in important cases concerning the meaning of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
and Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee
. The cases involve Section 2 of the act, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or language.
Feb 25, 2021 1:03 PM CST
In Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, Maurice Chammah shares how Texas became the country’s capital punishment capital.
Feb 17, 2021 9:34 AM CST
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the New York City Police Department used "excessive force" against peaceful racial justice protesters last year.
Jan 15, 2021 12:44 PM CST
Impeachment isn’t the only recourse of Congress against President Donald Trump for statements leading up to the Jan. 6
riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to constitutional scholars.
Jan 12, 2021 10:15 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from numbers used to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state.
Dec 21, 2020 9:41 AM CST
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that 15 survivors of a 2018 mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, can’t sue public officials for failing to protect them.
Dec 15, 2020 2:56 PM CST
During telephone oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the justices appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from the census count.
Dec 1, 2020 10:57 AM CST
The Trump campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal
after a federal judge tossed its lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s differing approaches to errors on mail-in ballots.
Nov 23, 2020 11:24 AM CST
A Rhode Island federal judge has ruled students in the state have no constitutional right to a civics education, even as he warned of a “deep flaw” in education priorities. Judge William Smith said they seem to recognize “American democracy is in peril.”
Oct 23, 2020 10:13 AM CDT
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