5A Due Process: 20 states sue Trump administration over indefinite detention of migrant families
1A: videographers cannot be compelled to serve same-sex weddings, 8th Circuit rules
5A Due Process / Equal Protection: Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis held personally liable for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after Obergefell case. Hero? Or villain who should have complied or resigned?
1A: Trump files en banc appeal of 2nd Circuit panel order prohibiting him from blocking followers on Twitter
1A Free Press: federal judge dismisses more counts against baby parts videographer David Daleiden for lack of evidence, but the rest will go to trial
Free Expression: D.C. Circuit refuses to summarily dismiss Laura Loomer appeal in case against Google for censorship; an appellate panel will hear the merits
Discrimination: multitudinous friend-of-the-court briefs filed with Supreme Court oppose puffing up ‘sex’ in federal law to include ‘gender identity’. (Congress should decide this but they’re cowards, hoping the Court will relieve them of the responsibility).
8A: 9th Circuit strikes again - denying transgender surgery is cruel and unusual punishment; state to appeal
14A Equal Protection: federal judge rules transgenders entitled to Medicaid coverage for gender reassignment procedures, because everybody knows this is just good healthcare. Sure.
5A Due Process: Trump administration asks Supreme Court to lift order blocking third safe country rule
1A: federal judge in Kansas knocks down federal law prohibiting people from “encouraging” or “inducing” illegal immigration
14A,8A: Supreme Court to hear case of Kansas man denied insanity defense under state statute
6A: thousands of convictions in Oregon could be invalidated if Supreme Court rules nonunanimous juries unconstitutional next term
1A Religion: Bibles, Qurans, Talmuds, and religious displays now permissible under revised rules at the VA
Discrimination: Justice Department sues Baltimore County police for discriminating against black applicants; skills tested on written exam not job-related
Separation of Powers: second court invalidates Obama-era EPA ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule for agency overreach
1A Religion: South Carolina town lifts ban on renting civic center for worship services in court agreement
2A: case of mistaken identity strips Florida man of Second Amendment rights under state ‘red flag’ laws
4A: split deepens over whether and to what extent police can search a computer a private party brought to them but owned by someone else; issue appears headed to Supreme Court
4A: man arrested with 30 pounds of cocaine, but police need reasonable suspicion phone contains ‘digital contraband’ before they can download and search it without a warrant
5A Eminent Domain: property owners win a few rounds in ongoing litigation arising from deliberate flooding by Houston to manage Hurricane Harvey
Electoral College: What if the Electoral College really did choose the President, as the Founders intended?
Kudos! to the academic suing her college for aiding and abetting the shouting down of her remarks in favor of the Pledge of allegiance at a board of trustees meeting