Alarmists melt under withering questioning from judge in climate change suit (Constitution news round-up)
Fundamental Rights – alarmists melt under withering questioning from judge in climate change suit
1A Prior Restraints - Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to injunction against release of more videos showing Planned Parenthood sale of baby parts; case continues in lower court.
Appointments clause could be a way to limit scope of Robert Mueller investigation of TrumpWorld
10A - Justice Department sues California, arguing new state law an unconstitutional interference with Congress’ right to control sale of federal land.
1A Free Press – state campaign finance laws ensnare vocal citizens and citizen journalists; imagine colonial pamphleteers being required to publish for 12 months before getting press freedom.
1A Religion – “Amicus Brief in the Travel Ban 3.0 Case Explains Why the Bill of Rights Restricts Federal Power over Immigration”
2A: Self-defense against bad governments is a human right; “never assume that government is essentially good”
2A: don’t let emotion sweep away your constitutional rights; car accident deaths far more frequent than gun homicides
4A: Supreme Court backs qualified immunity for Arizona police officer in excessive force case; shot woman with knife 4 times
5A Property Rights – couple with allergies ordered to grow grass lawn or pay $200,000 fine; will appeal
Takings: Seattle law requiring landlords to rent to next qualified applicant on list struck down as a taking under state constitution; unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court Kelo decision side-stepped.
‘Little Pink House’ movie shows how the ill-advised Kelo eminent domain decision destroyed lives and an entire community; in theaters April 20th
An originalist view of due process and how it may be used to limit discretion of government officials to deprive people of life, liberty, or property
Mississippi Senate kills constitutional convention motion
White students demand removal of MLK statue because icon for black supremacist groups. Then I woke up.
“Florida Students Walk Out in Support of the Second Amendment, ‘My Rights Don’t End Where Your Feelings Begin’”