Shame! Former Justice Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment, completely misunderstanding how it has helped preserve our liberty to the present day.
10A: Orange County to join federal lawsuit against California sanctuary laws; sheriff posts release dates for all inmates.
15A: federal judge orders Florida to revamp its felon voting rights restoration system; disproportionately disenfranchises blacks
10A: federal judge dismisses Tennessee case testing whether federal government can dump refugees on state and expect state taxpayers to pay for them
1A: federal judge tosses Dennis Prager censorship lawsuit; YouTube not a public forum.
4A: Constitution-free zone? Border patrol agents can stop people, check IDs, and ask about citizenship 100 miles inside all U.S. borders under federal statute and regs
4A: study validates ‘ACLU effect’; reduction in stop and frisk caused spike in Chicago homicides.
Non-delegation doctrine: federal judge strikes regulation implementing Obamacare “health insurance providers fee” which gave private entity authority to decide who must pay
1A: federal judge dismisses challenge to Ohio law against “invective, ridicule and strong language” on the Internet
1A: Spokane affirms free speech, won’t shut down ‘Patriot Prayer’ event on a guess there might be a disturbance
1A Religion: ‘reindeer rule’ keeps getting wackier. Nativity scene OK if has nonreligious songs, skits, and mannequins, and no Bible readings.
1A Association: state legislature can tell political party how to select its candidates.
2A: “Democrat Candidate for Sheriff Suggests Killing People to Take Their Guns”
2A: Big bank, credit card issuer attempting to de-monetize legal firearms, squeeze gun manufacturers
5A Takings: The U.S. government has voted to confiscate white-owned land without compensation. Ruth Bader Ginsburg shrieks her approval (‘best constitution ever!’). Then I woke up.
6A: 6th Circuit rules no right to counsel prior to indictment
10A: Michigan passes legislation restricting state’s cooperation with federal FISA 702 surveillance
14A EP: trial lawyers can’t strike potential jurors for race but courts don’t have to inquire why struck some and kept others when same race-neutral reasons apply (5th Circuit)
14A DP: Supreme Court reaffirms idea that criminal statutes cannot be overbroad and give prosecutors too much discretion to decide what constitutes a crime
Economic Freedom: Louisville jettisons ban on food trucks operating within 150 feet of restaurant selling similar food.
A look at Cooper v. Aaron, 1958 case which announced ‘judicial supremacy’ – Supreme Court can declare ‘supreme law of the land’ beyond litigants at bar
“100 French Intellectuals Issue A Warning About Islamic Totalitarianism” – “We want to live in a world where no religion lays down the law.”