Discrimination: federal judges temporarily block Trump administration’s transgender healthcare rule and Idaho’s attempt to prevent transgenders from competing in female school sports; Bostock looms (even though Gorsuch promised it wouldn’t)
Emoluments: 2nd Circuit won’t review emoluments case en banc; three cases ready for Supreme Court to take up
Emergency Powers: could Congress or the President force everyone to wear masks in the pandemic? Law prof says no.
1A Religion: community college professor in Arizona prevails against CAIR-backed Muslim student who objected to being tested on factual course material unfavorable to Islam; not an ‘establishment’ of religion
1A: Law prof says protests outside particular homes can be banned, but restrictions must be content-neutral and not prevent marching through a neighborhood
1A: 8th Circuit upholds restrictions on grand jurors’ speech; compelling state interest in preserving grand jury secrecy meets strict scrutiny test
1A: Iowa State University stops professor from threatening to expel students from class who argue against gay marriage, abortion, BLM, etc.
2A: Ninth Circuit holds California gun magazine ban and confiscation scheme unconstitutional; Biden wants the same gun magazine limit the Ninth Circuit just knocked down
14A DP/EP: Maryland high court upholds Baltimore’s 300-foot restriction on food trucks
14A EP: 5th Circuit finds all-male draft constitutional under controllling precedent, but signals different treatment of women might not withstand another Supreme Court look because they are now combat-eligible
Shame! on the rioters who tore down a statue of George Washington near L.A. city hall. Evidently, they would prefer living under a King and Britannia ruling the waves