2A: Supreme Court dismisses New York gun rights case as moot; the laws in question restricting the transport of guns were changed
2A: federal judge temporarily blocks California’s deliberately burdensome ammunition background checks
2A: COVID order puts outrageous Maryland case back in the spotlight - police shoot sleeping man through his window in unprovoked attack; allege he possessed firearms despite juvenile conviction, but can’t produce the case
Emergency Powers - Attorney General William Barr warns states the Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis and not to overreach in their emergency pandemic measures
Due Process: Sixth Circuit makes up a ‘constitutional right to literacy’ (i.e., ‘a state-funded education of a certain quality’)
14A: 10th Circuit rules Kansas proof-of-citizenship law unduly burdens right to vote
14A: 8th Circuit upholds Iowa law requiring certificate of need from proposed new surgery centers but not from existing centers or hospitals
Discrimination: Muslim high school teacher in New Jersey was rightly fired for his anti-Semitic views ("Jews are Like a Cancer" and "U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11"), personal slurs notwithstanding (3rd Circuit)
Due Process: Judge starts discrimination trial with a dog-and-pony show about great civil rights leaders in history and ‘bending the moral arc of the universe’; California appellate court reverses, citing lack of an impartial tribunal
21A,Commerce Clause: 6th Circuit upholds Michigan law allowing in-state but not out-of-state alcohol retailers from shipping directly to consumers
Electoral College: National Popular Vote supporters assume the two-party system would continue unaffected, but NPV would splinter system into numerous special-interest parties
New book: “Free Speech and Liberal Education: A Plea for Intellectual Diversity and Tolerance” - ranges from cancelled events to academic freedom and beyond; discusses the classical liberal view v. social justice, progressive bullying, and censorship.
Yo, Progs! When was your “living, breathing Constitution” ratified? When did We the People consent to living under your silly little subjective standards?