Fourteenth Amendment

64 ABA Journal Fourteenth Amendment articles.

Chemerinsky: Voting rights cases before SCOTUS could have profound effects on future elections
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.
What can Texas tell us about the rise and fall of the death penalty?

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.

New York attorney general sues over NYPD’s alleged use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters
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.
Could the 14th Amendment be used to disqualify Trump from office?
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.
Supreme Court dismisses reapportionment case, says it’s too soon to rule
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.
School shooting survivors can’t sue county officials for failing to protect them, 11th Circuit rules
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.
Should immigrants here illegally be excluded from census? SCOTUS justices consider delaying decision
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.
Trump campaign appeals after federal judge tosses suit, calls one claim ‘Frankenstein’s monster’
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.
Federal judge rules students have no right to civics education while warning of peril to democracy

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.”

SCOTUS will decide whether census reapportionment report must count immigrants here illegally
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump can exclude immigrants in the country illegally from a census report used for reapportionment.
Barrett says she doesn’t see Roe v. Wade as ‘super precedent’
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, has acknowledged that seven cases are “super precedent,” but Roe v. Wade isn’t one of them.
Thomas and Alito blast same-sex marriage decision as SCOTUS declines Kentucky clerk’s case
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. on Monday blasted the high court’s 2015 decision finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage for its “cavalier treatment" of religious objections to such unions.
A top SCOTUS contender, Amy Coney Barrett is likely to draw scrutiny for decisions on abortion, campus sex assault
Considered one of the top contenders for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination, U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is known as a conservative who shows a strong deference to religious values.
Afternoon Briefs: Bill Gates Sr. dies at 94; federal judiciary seeks $500M for better security

Bill Gates Sr., lawyer and ABA Medal winner, dies at 94

Lawyer and 2009 ABA Medal winner Bill Gates Sr. has died at age 94. Gates was a name…

En banc court rules Florida can require felons to pay fines before voting; 5 Trump appointees join majority
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Florida did not violate the Constitution by requiring felons to pay fines, fees, costs and restitution before they are able to vote.

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