26 ABA Journal Fifth Amendment articles.
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 U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block enforcement of a Pennsylvania executive order that shuts down businesses if they are not “life-sustaining.”
May 7, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Department of Justice will consider supporting lawsuits when states go too far in restricting commerce and civil liberties in the fight against COVID-19.
Apr 22, 2020 12:02 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
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a jailed protester in Oregon who turned over nearly $31 to her jailers and was repaid upon release with a fee-laden debit card.
Mar 26, 2020 12:44 PM CDT
Lawsuits challenging COVID-19 quarantines and restrictions on public gatherings may be doomed to failure. Experts said the government has broad powers to handle a public health crisis.
Mar 18, 2020 4:36 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican teen fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent can’t sue for damages over the cross-border shooting.
Feb 25, 2020 12:01 PM CST
Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct
Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…
Feb 21, 2020 4:50 PM CST
A federal appeals court has ordered the released of a former Philadelphia police officer who spent more than four years in prison because he didn’t comply with a court order to provide hard drive passwords.
Feb 10, 2020 12:24 PM CST
Is the ‘Trump Bump’ still a thing?
Politics continue to play a role in law school applicants’ decision-making processes, according to recent surveys from Kaplan Test Prep, but less so…
Jan 29, 2020 3:07 PM CST
A federal prison’s decision to distribute Prison Legal News to inmates and change its policy has mooted the publication’s censorship lawsuit, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The Denver-based 10th…
Dec 19, 2019 4:08 PM CST
A court staffer’s suicide note and the response by an appeals court in Louisiana led U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to raise due process concerns in a statement Monday regarding cert denial in a prisoner’s case.
Dec 9, 2019 12:42 PM CST
The Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination protects a child pornography suspect from being forced to reveal his computer password, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.
Nov 21, 2019 10:38 AM CST
The owners of a home that was destroyed by police pursuing a fleeing suspect are not entitled to compensation under the takings clause, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 30, 2019 4:17 PM CDT
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