Constitutional Law

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Among those calling for Trump’s removal are Crowell & Moring and more than 6,500 lawyers
At least two law firms and more than 6,500 lawyers are calling for removal of President Donald Trump following an assault on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on Wednesday.
Calls mount to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump; how would it work?
After a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, House Judiciary Democrats asked Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. A Republican congressman from Illinois also backed the effort.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS will consider cheerleader’s First Amendment case; former AG dies at 88

Supreme Court asked to weigh in on student’s discipline over social media

At its first private conference after the holiday break, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week whether…

Federal appeals court reinstates execution date for only woman on death row

The execution date for the only woman on federal death row has been reinstated by a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The panel held that the court erred when it vacated the date for Lisa Montgomery.

Afternoon Briefs: Dentons merges with another firm; dad can’t be banned from procreating, court rules

Dentons will combine with Alabama law firm

Dentons has announced that it will combine with Sirote & Permutt, an Alabama law firm with 86 lawyers and offices in five locations.…

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.
Pardon me? A look at the broad, yet somewhat-murky clemency powers of a president

Presidents have long used the pardon power in ways that have resulted in outrage and controversy. One of the broadest, yet least-understood clauses in the U.S. Constitution, the pardon power has been the subject of renewed focus and attention, thanks to the parlor game of what President Donald Trump can or cannot do with regards to granting clemency.

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

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.
9th Circuit wrongly overturned death sentence, Supreme Court rules in summary decision
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a federal appeals court decision on behalf of a death-row inmate who claimed that his trial lawyer was ineffective.
Afternoon Briefs: Prison contraband hidden in footballs; Kamala Harris’ husband gets teaching job

Sensing technology detects football contraband tossed into prison

Footballs and packages tossed into a Mississippi prison yard early Monday morning contained cellphones, marijuana, cigars and barbecue chicken wings. Officials at…

Standing issue keeps SCOTUS from ruling on state requirement for politically balanced courts
A Delaware lawyer didn’t have standing to challenge a state requirement for political balance and major-party judges on the state’s top courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
Supreme Court rules for Muslim men seeking damages for alleged no-fly-list retaliation
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal officials can be liable for money damages in their individual capacities for violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
Judge blocks ethics rule banning bias by lawyers, warns of arbiters deciding ‘who and what offends’
A federal judge in Philadelphia has cited the First Amendment in blocking a Pennsylvania ethics rule that bans lawyers from knowingly manifesting bias or engaging in discrimination in the practice of law.
Texas AG asks SCOTUS to overturn election results in 4 states via its original petition
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the election results in the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

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