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Fourteenth Amendment

165 ABA Journal Fourteenth Amendment articles.

Law prof sues over New York law requiring bloggers and websites to address online hate speech

A blogging law professor is a plaintiff in a lawsuit claiming that a New York law pressures bloggers and websites to remove hate speech that is protected by the First Amendment.

Justice Jackson’s second SCOTUS opinion is also a dissent to court’s refusal in death-penalty case

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has issued a second U.S. Supreme Court opinion that, like the first, disagrees with the court’s refusal to get involved in a death-penalty case.

Federal judge blocks Florida’s ban on ‘woke’ instruction by public universities

A federal judge in Florida has barred Florida education officials from enforcing provisions in a law that ban advancement of critical race theory by professors at public colleges and universities.

Trump could conceivably run for president and even govern the US from prison, legal scholars say

The U.S. Constitution would not prevent former President Donald Trump from running for president or governing the country while in prison, according to nine legal experts.

Ordinance banning pit bulls in city limits didn’t violate dog owners’ constitutional rights, 8th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has upheld a Council Bluffs, Iowa, ordinance that bans pit bulls within city limits.

1st Circuit upholds law making it a crime to ridicule people with false statements

A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law that makes it a misdemeanor to make knowingly false statements that subject another person to “public hatred, contempt or ridicule.”

Last-minute election lawsuits target absentee ballots; Florida clashes with DOJ over monitors

Election litigation was heating up in battleground states as voters went to the polls Tuesday. Lawsuits were filed over undated absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, unmailed absentee ballots in Georgia, and plans to hand count ballots in Arizona and Nevada.

Supreme Court majority seems ready to restrict consideration of race in college admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared ready to restrict the use of race as a factor in college admissions during oral arguments Monday.

Dad accused of arranging teen’s marriage to avoid child-custody deal wins in Idaho Supreme Court

A magistrate judge no longer had jurisdiction in a child-custody dispute over a 16-year-old girl after the teenager married and obtained legal emancipation, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled. The state supreme court ruled for William Eugene Hornish Jr., who was accused of arranging a sham marriage for his daughter, so that he could deprive the court of jurisdiction and take the teen to Florida with him.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal seeking to overturn insular cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal seeking to overturn the insular cases, a series of cases decided in the early 1900s that limited constitutional protections for people in some U.S. territories.

Justice Jackson has dominated SCOTUS oral arguments, statistics show

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has outpaced her colleagues in questioning while participating in her first oral arguments on the high court.

6th Circuit rules against county that seized homes for unpaid taxes, didn’t refund the surplus value

A county in Michigan violated the takings clause when it seized title to homes to satisfy tax debts without giving the owners compensation for their homes’ value above the amount owed, a federal appeals court has ruled.

DOJ report explains why jailhouse informant program violated defendants’ constitutional rights

A jailhouse informant program in Orange County, California, violated the constitutional rights of criminal defendants because of jailers’ involvement, according to a long-awaited report by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Justice Jackson, other liberal SCOTUS justices appeared determined ‘to go down swinging’ in voting-maps case

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan called a challenge to Alabama’s congressional voting maps a “slam dunk” during oral arguments Tuesday, even as the conservative justices on the high court appeared to be searching for a narrow way to uphold them.

Strip search by transgender guard violated inmate’s religious rights, 7th Circuit says

A federal appeals court ruled Friday for a Muslim inmate in Wisconsin who claimed that his religious rights were violated by strip searches conducted by a transgender prison guard.

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