Let’s discuss religious freedom in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, via another new decision fresh off the SCOTUS presses.
Somewhere along the way, Qualified Immunity was twisted to shield officers from consequences of actions no one can argue were ambiguous in wrongness.
People would be better off realizing how often a Supreme Court decision rests on a legal technicality or procedural element, as opposed to the merits of a particular position.
The porn magnate defeats the disabled children. Laissez bon temps rouler.
Em is away this week dealing with a family matter, so a good time to review two of her Case of the Week write ups, along with some current links to legal issues in the news.
The defendants appealed their sentences for a logical reason: when weighing the LSD for sentencing purposes, the blotter paper was included in the weight.
To many, Baker v. Carr represented the real beginning of the politicization of the Supreme Court. And it is also the case that essentially did in two justices.
Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.
This week’s Writs include Santeria, a couple of alleged perverts, updates on the case against Botham Jean’s killer, Amazon faces product liability, Sublime and more.
It’s Wednesday Writs, West Virginia Day edition! WV Day isn’t until tomorrow, but now is a good time to brush up on how we became a state, in our case of the week. Also: several SCOTUS updates, a “Cops” expose, John Denver, and more!
This week: the Christian burial case, Alabama on a roll, lawful lemonade & lawless ice cream trucks, a cephalon in dispute, and Masterpiece Cakeshop, again.