Croswell appealed his convictions and requested a new trial, and was represented by Jefferson foe Alexander Hamilton, pro bono
“Fighting words” are distinct from “speech that incites violence,” though both are limited but recognized exceptions to First Amendment protection.
Read and discuss these legal links and stories to distract you from the fact that Em didn’t write up a Case of the Week
The main roster for the Dinesh D’Souza All-Stars gets their end-of-the-year call ups as President Trump issues 26 more pardons
You’ve heard “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes” but do you know the federal court precedent for it? Leonard v. Pepsico in our Case of the Week.
So much legal news going on than even Wednesday Writs can handle, so here are links to the stories from across the legal interwebs
If the federal government has its way, according to arguments before SCOTUS, lying on a dating website profile will be a federal crime.
While you were sleeping the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on houses of worship.
Republishing Old Shoe’s 2015 essay on Tamir Rice
The “massive election fraud” case has been heard, both in court and by the American people, and been found wanting. Laughably wanting.
Two pieces about the success of drug use ballot initiatives and what President-Elect Biden should do about marijuana legalization
Two election-related cases: Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar & Democratic National Committee, et al v. Wisconsin State Legislature.