Appeals court green lights Planned Parenthood case against undercover baby parts videographers (Constitution news round-up)
1A: Planned Parenthood case against undercover baby parts videographers survives motion to dismiss; case may proceed (9th Cir.)
10A: Hanford becomes ~30th California city to rebel from state’s sanctuary laws
5A: New book by property rights activist Tom DeWeese exposes the reality of sustainability policy – massive government intrusions (energy, water, public transit, etc.)
1A: blocking political attack ads before they air - preventing libel or unconstitutional prior restraint? Courts don’t agree.
1A: college caves after public interest lawyers warn over removal of Bible verse from student commencement speech. When will schools ever learn that free speech trumps their desire not to offend?
1A: Is there a "private concern" exception to the First Amendment leaving true statements (‘she cheated on me’) unprotected?
Free Speech: Swedish author could be prosecuted for hate crimes after publishing children’s books satirizing sharia punishments
4A: Nebraska Supreme Court allows ‘information stop’ without articulable suspicion of car leaving what police believed to be a drug house
5A Eminent Domain: officials have to notify property owners of a blight designation, but don’t have to tell them they only have 30 days to object
14A Equal Protection: CAIR challenging Trump administration’s assertion of state secrets privilege in no-fly list case
Freedom of Contract – Justice Ginsburg invokes specter of Lochner – and cites Bork! – in dissent from Supreme Court’s ruling employees are bound by arbitration clauses they freely signed.
New big-data tool helps originalists ferret out original public meanings of words used in the Constitution
Missouri legislature calls for Convention of the States to take up congressional term limits; measure expires if no convention called in 5 years
19A: “Preparations Under Way To Celebrate The Centennial Of Women's Suffrage”
New book on state constitutions reminds us that the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t have all the answers
Shame! New Jersey principal apologizes for ‘1776’ prom theme