43 ABA Journal Fourteenth Amendment articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that Montana’s decision to ban religious schools from a scholarship program violates the free exercise clause. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the June 30 majority opinion.
Jun 30, 2020 9:43 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against police officers in the shooting death of a homeless black man who was stopped for failing to walk on the sidewalk.
Jun 10, 2020 12:00 PM CDT
A federal judge ruled Sunday that it is unconstitutional in some circumstances for Florida to require felons who have completed their sentences to pay legal financial obligations before being allowed to vote.
May 26, 2020 4:16 PM CDT
A law firm that continued limited operation during the COVID-19 pandemic sued New York’s governor and attorney general this week after receiving a cease-and-desist letter telling it to reduce on-site employees.
May 15, 2020 1:37 PM CDT
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati ruled Saturday that the Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, may host in-person church services while an appeal of its case is pending.
May 11, 2020 11:14 AM CDT
The Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, may host drive-in services despite orders by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that ban mass gatherings and require the closure of all businesses that are not “life-sustaining,” a federal appeals court ruled Saturday.
May 4, 2020 10:44 AM CDT
10th Circuit strikes down Kansas voter ID law
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver has struck down a Kansas law that required a birth certificate or…
Apr 30, 2020 4:23 PM CDT
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati ruled Thursday that Detroit students at five lower-performing schools have a fundamental right to a basic minimum education.
Apr 24, 2020 10:22 AM CDT
A unanimous verdict is needed to convict a defendant of a serious criminal offense, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Apr 20, 2020 11:58 AM CDT
Some states and local communities are instituting checkpoints at their borders, either to warn drivers that they must quarantine or to keep out nonresidents. The checkpoints are raising constitutional questions.
Apr 16, 2020 11:47 AM CDT
Judicial immunity does not completely protect a Missouri judge in a lawsuit accusing him of jailing and drug testing three courtroom observers, a federal judge has ruled.
Apr 13, 2020 5:05 PM CDT
Judge upholds beach town’s female topless ban
U.S. District Judge James Bredar has upheld a ban in Ocean City, Maryland, on women exposing their breasts in public. Bredar, an appointee…
Apr 9, 2020 4:48 PM CDT
Across the nation, business owners, the National Rifle Association, would-be churchgoers and anti-abortion protesters are among the plaintiffs suing over state shutdown orders.
Apr 6, 2020 2:12 PM CDT
Doctors and nurses across the country are asking about legal remedies they may have because of exposure to COVID-19 and a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Invariably, their main concern is the dangers to which they’re being exposed.
Apr 2, 2020 11:35 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states have sovereign immunity from lawsuits alleging copyright infringement.
Congress did not have the authority to eliminate that immunity when it passed the…
Mar 23, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
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