Constitutional Law

7875 ABA Journal Constitutional Law articles.

Judge Withdraws Terror List Ruling

Acting on a government motion, a federal judge has withdrawn a ruling that the Bush administration unconstitutionally designated 27 groups and individuals as terrorists, the New…

Homeless Searches Unconstitutional, Judge Says

A federal judge says Los Angeles police officers are violating the Constitution when they question and sometimes search parolees and probationers without any evidence they committed crimes, the

Court Hears Campaign Funding Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court today hears a challenge to a federal law that restricts TV ads by unions and businesses in the weeks before an election.

The Apr 25, 2007 2:44 PM CDT

Justices Skeptical of Traffic Stop

The U.S. Supreme Court considered the rights of passengers in cars during oral arguments yesterday.

The New York Times reports that a majority of the justices…

Two State Abortion Cases Remanded

The U.S. Supreme Court has remanded two cases challenging state “partial-birth” abortion laws.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gonzales v. Carhart, No. 05-380 (PDF),…

Yeltsin Pushed New Constitution as President

During his presidency, Boris Yeltsin pushed through a constitution that guaranteed a strong leader, the Associated Press reports in this obituary.

Yeltsin has died at the…

First, Abortion. Next, Integration and Campaign Cash?

The New York Times talked to U.S. Supreme Court pundits who are debating how far Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement will move the court to the…

Former U of C Law Dean Slams Abortion Ruling

A former dean of the University of Chicago Law School joined today with vociferous critics of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling, castigating its so-called partial-birth abortion ban as…

Prof: Court Will Move ‘Step by Step’ to Right

This week’s abortion decision illustrates how the U.S. Supreme Court will “move to the right step by step,” a law professor tells the Washington Post.

The emerging…

More Abortion Battles to Come

The fight over abortion moves to the states following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week upholding a ban on so-called partial birth abortion.

State High Court Allows Felon DNA Samples

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled the state may collect DNA samples from convicted felons without violating the state or federal constitutions, the Associated Press reports.


Alito Vote Crucial in Abortion Decision

The justice who replaced Sandra Day O’Connor had the most important vote in yesterday’s 5-4 decision upholding the ban on so-called partial birth abortions, according to a story in the…

Ban on ‘Partial Birth’ Abortion Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the first time upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions in a 5-4 decision. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.

Judge Backs Ban of Anti-Gay Shirt

A federal judge in Chicago has sided with a suburban school that banned anti-gay T-shirts.

A student wanted to wear a shirt that read “Be Happy, Not Gay” as part…

Prison Newsletter Free to Circulate in California

California prison officials have agreed to stop blocking distribution of a newsletter that circulates to some 1,000 state prison inmates, in alleged violation of their First Amendment rights. The state…

Read more ...