Beyond the Constitution Annotated: Table of Additional Resources

Title Topic(s) Constitutional Provision(s) Date Published
1 President Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett: Initial Observations Amy Barrett;
Amy Coney Barrett;
Employment Division v. Smith, 485 U.S. 660 (1988);
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123 (cert. granted, Feb. 24, 2020);
Judge Barrett;
Justice Ginsburg;
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973);
Ruth Bader Ginsburg;
SCOTUS Nominee;
Supreme Court Appointment
Supreme Court Nomination;
Supreme Court Nominee;
Supreme Court Vacancy;
Vacancies and Succession
Second Amendment;
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-09-28
2 The Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Procedural Issues on an Eight-Justice Court Courts and Tribunals;
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg;
McGirt v. Oklahoma, 140 S. Ct. 2452 (2020);
Supreme Court Justices;
Supreme Court Procedures;
Supreme Court Quorum;
Supreme Court Vacancies;
Supreme Court;
Vacancies and Succession
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2;
Article III, Section 1
2020-09-28
3 The Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Initial Considerations for Congress Supreme Court;
Vacancy
2020-09-21
4 Court Invalidates Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law Abortion;
June Medical Services v. Russo, No. 18–1323 (U.S. June 29, 2020);
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992);
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 136 S. Ct. 2292 (2016)
Article III;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-07-13
5 Supreme Court Clarifies Rules for Electoral College: States May Restrict Faithless Electors Chiafalo v. Washington, 140 S. Ct. 1241 (2020);
Colorado Department of State v. Baca, No. 19-465 (U.S. July 6, 2020);
Elections and Voting Rights;
Electoral College;
Faithless Electors;
Ray v. Blair, 343 U.S. 214 (1952);
Supreme Court
Article II, Section 1, Clause 2;
Tenth Amendment;
Twelfth Amendment
2020-07-10
6 Supreme Court Rules CFPB Structure Unconstitutional: Implications for Congress Appointment and Removal Powers;
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau;
Executive Powers;
Humphrey’s Executor v. United States, 295 U.S. 602 (1935);
Independent Agencies;
Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654 (1988);
Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, No. 19-9 (U.S. June 29, 2020);
Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court;
Vesting Clause
Article II, Section 1 2020-06-30
7 Congress’s Power Over Appropriations: A Primer Antideficiency Act;
Anti-deficiency Act;
Appropriations;
Appropriations Clause;
General Welfare;
Impoundment Control Act;
Impoundment;
Judicial Compensation Clause;
Miscellaneous Receipts Act;
Presidential Compensation Clause;
Separation of Powers;
South Dakota v. Dole, 483 U.S. 203 (1987);
Spending;
Treasury;
United States v. Klein, 80 U.S. 128 (1872);
United States v. Lovett, 328 U.S. 303 (1946)
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 1, Clause 7;
Article III, Section 1
2020-06-16
8 Congress’s Power Over Appropriations: Constitutional and Statutory Provisions Antideficiency Act;
Anti-deficiency Act;
Appropriations;
Appropriations Clause;
Army Clause;
Beer v. United States, 696 F.3d 1174 (Fed. Cir. 2012);
City of New Haven v. United States, 809 F.2d 900 (D.C. Cir. 1987);
Executive Powers;
General Welfare;
Hart v. United States, 118 U.S. 62 (1886);
INS v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919 (1983);
Impoundment Control Act;
Impoundment;
Judicial Compensation Clause;
Kendall v. United States, 337 U.S. 524 (1838);
Knote v. United States, 95 U.S. 149 (1877);
Legislative Powers;
Lincoln v. Vigil, 508 U.S. 182 (1993);
Maine Cmty. Health Options v. United States, 140 S. Ct. 1308 (2020);
Miscellaneous Receipts Act;
Office of Personnel Management v. Richmond, 496 U.S. 414 (1990);
Pardon Power;
Presidential Compensation Clause;
Reeside v. Walker, 52 U.S. 272 (1850);
Reprogramming;
Rider;
Separation of Powers;
Spending;
Takings Clause;
Train v. City of New York, 420 U.S. 35 (1975);
Transfer;
Treasury;
United States v. Klein, 80 U.S. 128 (1872);
United States v. Osborn, 91 U.S. 474 (1875);
United States v. Will, 449 U.S. 200 (1980);
Walker v. Cheney, 230 F. Supp. 2d 51 (D.D.C. 2002)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 12;
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 1, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 2;
Article III, Section 1;
Fifth Amendment
2020-06-16
9 Reforming Patterns of Unconstitutional Policing: Enforcement of 34 U.S.C. § 12601 Consent Decree;
Department of Justice;
Discrimination;
Due Process;
Equal Protection;
Federalism;
Judicial Powers;
Justice;
Pattern or Practice;
Police;
Policing;
Search;
Seizure;
Searches and Seizures
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-06-15
10 Federal Police Oversight: Criminal Civil Rights Violations Under 18 U.S.C. § 242 Civil Rights;
Criminal Procedure;
Discrimination;
Due Process;
Equal Protection;
Federalism;
Law Enforcement Reform;
Legislative Powers;
Police Reform;
Screws v. United States, 325 US 91 (1945);
Searches and Seizures;
Section 242;
Section 5;
Separation of Powers;
United States v. Price, 383 U.S. 787 (1966)
Fourth Amendment;
Fifth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-06-15
11 Policing the Police: Qualified Immunity and Considerations for Congress 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett, 556 U.S. 247 (2009);
42 U.S.C. § 1983;
Anderson v. Creighton, 483 U.S. 635 (1987)
Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, 563 U.S. 731 (2011);
Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971);
City of Escondido, Cal. v. Emmons, 139 S. Ct. 500 (2019);
Civil Rights;
District of Columbia v. Wesby, 138 S. Ct. 577 (2018);
Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989);
Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982);
Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 576 U.S. 446 (2015);
Kisela v. Hughes, 138 S. Ct. 1148 (2018);
Malley v. Briggs, 475 U.S. 335 (1986);
Monell v. New York City Dept. of Social Servs., 436 U.S. 658 (1978);
Pearson v. Callahan, 555 U.S. 223 (2009);
Pierson v. Ray, 386 U.S. 547 (1967);
Police;
Quality Immunity;
Richardson v. McKnight, 521 U.S. 399 (1997);
Scheuer v. Rhodes, 416 U.S. 232 (1974);
Supreme Court;
White v. Pauly, 137 S. Ct. 548 (2017);
Ziglar v. Abbasi, 137 S. Ct. 1843 (2017)
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-06-10
12 Congress and Police Reform: Current Law and Recent Proposals Congressional Power;
Criminal Procedure;
Discrimination;
Due Process;
Enumerated Powers;
Equal Protection;
Federalism;
Law Enforcement Reform;
Legislative Powers;
Police Reform;
Section 1983;
Section 242;
Section 5;
Screws v. United States, 325 US 91 (1945);
Separation of Powers;
Spending Clause;
United States v. Guest, 383 US 745 (1966)
Tenth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-06-09
13 Expanding the Selective Service: Legal Issues Surrounding Women and the Draft Draft;
Due Process Clause;
Due Process;
Elgin v. Dep’t of the Treasury, 567 U.S. 1 (2012);
Elgin v. U.S. Dep’t of the Treasury, 641 F.3d 6 (1st Cir. 2011);
Elgin v. United States, 594 F. Supp. 2d 133 (D. Mass. 2009);
Equal Protection;
Kyle-Labell v. Selective Serv. Sys., 364 F. Supp. 3d 394 (D.N.J. 2019);
Military;
Nat’l Coal. for Men v. Selective Serv. Sys., 355 F. Supp. 3d 568 (S.D. Tex. 2019);
Nat’l Coal. For Men v. Selective Serv. Sys., 969 F.3d 546 (5th Cir. 2020);
Rostker v. Goldberg, 453 U.S. 57 (1981);
Schwartz v. Brodsky, 265 F. Supp. 2d 130 (D. Mass. 2003)
Fifth Amendment 2020-06-08
14 Congress and Law Enforcement Reform: Constitutional Authority Allen v. Cooper, 140 S. Ct. 994 (2020);
Bond v. United States, 572 U.S. 844 (2014);
City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997);
Coley v. Lucas County, Ohio, 799 F.3d 530 (6th Cir. 2015);
Congressional Authority;
Excessive Force;
Federalism;
Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989);
Gregory v. Ashcroft, 501 U.S. 452 (1991);
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 392 U.S. 409 (1968);
Monroe v. Pape, 365 U.S. 167 (1961);
Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018);
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012);
New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992);
Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, 557 U.S. 193 (2009);
Oregon v. Mitchell, 400 U.S. 112 (1970);
Police Reform;
Rodriguez v. United States, 575 U.S. 348 (2015);
Screws v. United States, 325 U.S. 91 (1945);
South Dakota v. Dole, 482 U.S. 203 (1987);
Spending Power;
Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1, (1985);
Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968);
Timbs v. Indiana, 139 S. Ct. 682 (2019);
United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995);
United States v. Watson, 423 U.S. 411 (1976);
Williams v. City of Cleveland, Miss., 736 F.3d 684 (5th Cir. 2013)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Fourth Amendment;
Tenth Amendment;
Thirteenth Amendment;
Fifteenth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5
2020-06-04
15 The Future of the Second Amendment: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association at the Supreme Court Arms;
Caetano v. Massachusetts, 136 S. Ct. 1027 (2016);
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008);
Firearms;
Gun;
Handgun;
Heller;
Heller v. District of Columbia, 670 F.3d 1244 (D.C. Cir. 2011);
Keep and bear;
Kolbe v. Hogan, 849 F.3d 114 (4th Cir. 2017);
McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010);
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, 883 F.3d 45 (2d Cir. 2018);
Pistol;
Powell v. Tompkins, 783 F.3d 332 (1st Cir. 2015);
Rifle;
Self-defense;
Wrenn v. District of Columbia, 864 F.3d 650 (D.C. Cir. 2017)
Second Amendment 2020-05-15
16 Federal Authority to Lift or Modify State and Local COVID-19 “Stay-at-Home” Orders: Frequently Asked Questions Commerce Clause;
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Executive Powers;
Federalism;
Implied or Inherent Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Preemption;
Presidential Power;
Quarantine;
Separation of Powers;
Spending Power
Article II 2020-05-15
17 Election 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal Issues in Absentee and All-Mail Voting Absentee Voting;
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Elections and Voting Rights;
Purcell v. Gonzalez, 549 U.S. 1 (2006);
Republican Nat'l Comm. v. Democratic Nat'l Comm., 140 S. Ct. 1205 (2020);
Supreme Court;
Vote-By-Mail
Article I, Section 4;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment;
Twenty-Fourth Amendment;
Twenty-Sixth Amendment
2020-05-15
18 “Faithless Elector” Challenge Goes to Supreme Court Chiafalo v. Washington, 140 S. Ct. 1241 (2020);
Colorado Department of State v. Baca, No. 19-465 (U.S. July 6, 2020);
Elections and Voting Rights;
Electoral College;
Faithless Electors;
Federalism;
McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 1 (1892);
Myers v. U.S., 252 U.S. 52 (1926);
Presidential Election;
Ray v. Blair, 343 U.S. 214 (1952);
Supreme Court
Article II, Section 1, Clause 2;
Twelfth Amendment
2020-05-12
19 Federal Legislation Shielding Businesses and Individuals from Tort Liability: A Legal and Historical Overview Commerce;
Commerce Clause;
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Federalism;
Preemption;
Supremacy Clause;
United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3;
Article VI, Clause 2
2020-05-08
20 Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Ministerial Exception to Antidiscrimination Laws Biel v. St. James School, 911 F.3d 603 (9th Cir. 2018);
Establishment Clause;
Free Exercise Clause;
Freedom of Religion
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 132 S. Ct. 694 (2012);
Ministerial Exception;
Morrissey-Berru v. Our Lady of Guadalupe School, No. 2:16-cv-09353-SVW-AFM (9th Cir. Apr. 30, 2019);
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2020-04-30
21 COVID-19, Digital Surveillance, and Privacy: Fourth Amendment Considerations Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Criminal Procedure;
Camara v. Municipal Court, 387 U.S. 523 (1967);
Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018);
Griffin v. Wisconsin, 483 U.S. 868 (1987);
Location Data;
Privacy;
Probable Cause;
Searches and Seizures;
Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735 (1979);
Special Needs;
Surveillance;
Third-Party Doctrine;
United States v. Miller, 425 U.S. 435 (1976);
Vernonia Sch. Dist. 47J v. Acton, 515 U.S. 646 (1995);
Warrant
Fourth Amendment 2020-04-16
22 Banning Religious Assemblies to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990);
Fowler v. Rhode Island, 345 U.S. 67 (1953);
Free Exercise Clause;
Freedom of Religion;
Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
First Amendment 2020-04-16
23 Freedom of Association in the Wake of Coronavirus Associate;
Assemble;
Assembly;
Binford v. Sununu, No. 217-2020-CV-00152 (N.H. Super. Ct. 2020);
Clark v. Cmty. for Creative Non-Violence, 468 U.S. 288 (1984);
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
Emergency Measures;
Freedom of Speech;
Friends of Devito v. Wolf, No. 68 MM 2020, 2020 Pa. LEXIS 1987 (Pa. Apr. 13, 2020);
Gather;
Home Bldg. & Loan Asso. v. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398 (1934);
Lawton v. Steele, 152 U.S. 133 (1894);
Lockdown;
Menotti v. City of Seattle, 409 F.3d 1113 (9th Cir. 2005);
NAACP v. Ala. ex rel. Patterson, 357 U.S. 449 (1958);
Police Power;
Quarantine;
Reed v. Town of Gilbert, 135 S. Ct. 2218, 2224 (2015);
Roberts v. United States Jaycees, 468 U.S. 609 (1984);
Smith v. Avino, 91 F.3d 105, 109 (11th Cir. 1996);
Stay-at-Home or Stay at Home;
United States v. Chalk, 441 F.2d 1277 (4th Cir. 1971);
United States v. O'Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968);
United States v. Robel, 389 U.S. 258 (1967)
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2020-04-16
24 Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting in Congress Elections and Voting Rights;
House of Representatives;
House and Senate Rulemaking Power;
Legislative Process;
Senate;
Quorum;
United States v. Ballin, 144 U.S. 1 (1892)
Article I, Section 5 2020-04-14
25 Eligibility of Religious Organizations for the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program Administrative Agencies;
CARES Act;
Establishment Clause;
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of Religion;
Locke v. Davey, 540 U.S. 712 (2004);
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, 137 S. Ct. 2012 (2017)
First Amendment 2020-04-09
26 COVID-19 Response: Constitutional Protections for Private Property Arkansas Game and Fish Commission v. United States, 568 U.S. 23 (2012);
Commerce Clause;
Connolly v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 475 U.S. 211 (1986);
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
General Welfare Clause;
Horne v. Department of Agriculture, 135 S. Ct. 2419 (2015);
Just Compensation;
Keystone Bituminous Coal v. DeBenedictis, 480 U.S. 470 (1987);
Knick v. Township of Scott, 139 S. Ct. 2162 (2019);
Lingle v. Chevron, U.S.A. Inc., 544 U.S. 528 (2005);
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 506 U.S. 1003 (1992);
Mitchell v. Harmony, 52 U.S. 115 (1851);
Murr v. Wisconsin, 136 S. Ct. 890 (2016);
Necessary and Proper Clause;
Ruckelshaus v. Monsanto Co., 467 U.S. 986 (1984);
Supreme Court;
Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 (2002);
Takings and Eminent Domain;
Takings Clause;
Private Property;
United States v. Caltex, Inc., 344 U.S. 149 (1952);
United States v. Central Eureka Mining, Co., 352 U.S. 964 (1957);
United States v. Russell, 80 U.S. 623 (1871);
War;
Yee v. City of Escondido, 503 U.S. 519 (1992)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18
2020-03-27
27 Full D.C. Circuit to Consider Whether Committees Can Enforce Congressional Subpoenas in Court Amending the Constitution;
Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives v. McGahn, No. 19-5331, 2020 WL 1125837 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 28, 2020);
Courts and Tribunals;
Judicial Powers;
Justiciability;
Separation of Powers;
Standing;
Subpoena
Article III, Section 2 2020-03-25
28 COVID-19: Current Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Measures Addington v. Texas, 441 U.S. 418 (1979);
Commerce;
Coronavirus;
COVID-19;
County of Sacramento v. Lewis, 523 U.S. 833 (1998);
Due Process;
Federalism;
Foucha v. Lousiana, 504 U.S. 71 (1992);
Hickox v. Christie, 205 F. Supp. 3d 579 (D.N.J. 2016);
Immigration and Naturalization;
Mathews v. Eldridge, 424 U.S. 319 (1976);
Pandemic;
Parratt v. Taylor, 451 U.S. 527 (1981);
Quarantine;
Zinermon v. Burch, 494 U.S. 113 (1990)
Fifth Amendment 2020-03-12
29 Catch Me If You Scan: Constitutionality of Compelled Decryption Divides the Courts Act of Production;
Biometric;
Commonwealth v. Davis, 220 A.3d 534 (Pa. 2019);
Criminal Procedure;
Decrypt;
Fingerprint;
Fisher v. United States, 425 U.S. 391 (1976);
Foregone Conclusion;
In re Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum Dated March 25, 2011, 670 F.3d 1335 (11th Cir. 2012);
Incrimination;
Matter of Search Warrant Application for [redacted text], 279 F. Supp. 3d 800 (N.D. Ill. 2017);
Password;
Self-Incrimination;
Self-Incrimination Clause;
State v. Johnson, 576 S.W.3d 205 (Mo. Ct. App. 2019);
G.A.Q.L. v. State, 257 So. 3d 1058 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2018);
United States v. Apple MacPro Computer, 851 F.3d 238 (3d Cir. 2017);
United States v. Warrant, No. 19-71283 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 26, 2019)
Fifth Amendment 2020-03-06
30 Obtaining Witnesses in an Impeachment Trial: Compulsion, Executive Privilege, and the Courts Executive Privilege;
Impeachment;
Impeachment Trial;
Justiciability;
Legislative Powers;
Legislative Process;
Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993);
Senate;
Separation of Powers;
Subpoena
Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 2020-01-21
31 Espinoza v. Montana and the Refusal to Provide Public Funds to Religious Schools Espinoza v. Montana Dep’t of Revenue, 435 P.3d 603 (Mont. 2018);
Establishment Clause;
Federalism;
Free Exercise Clause;
Freedom of Religion;
Locke v. Davey, 540 U.S. 712 (2004);
Supreme Court;
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, 137 S. Ct. 2012 (2017)
First Amendment 2020-01-21
32 Presidential Pardons: Overview and Selected Legal Issues Amnesty;
Burdick v. United States, 236 U.S. 79 (1915);
Carlesi v. New York, 233 U.S. 51 (1914);
Carlisle v. United States, 83 U.S. 147 (1872);
Clemency;
Commutation;
Ex parte Garland, 71 U.S. 333 (1866);
Ex parte Grossman, 267 U.S. 87 (1925);
Executive Powers;
Hoffa v. Saxbe, 378 F. Supp. 1221 (D.D.C. 1974);
Judicial Powers;
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Dep’t of Justice, 365 F.3d 1108 (D.C. Cir. 2004);
Legislative Powers;
Pardon;
Pardon Power;
Remission;
Reprieve;
Separation of Powers;
Schick v. Reed, 419 U.S. 256 (1974)
Article II, Section 2 2020-01-14
33 Appeals Court Says First Amendment Limits Regulation of Online Political Advertising: Implications for Congress Campaign Finance;
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010);
Disclosure;
Elections and Voting Rights;
Freedom of Press;
Freedom of Speech;
Free Speech;
Online Political Advertising
First Amendment 2020-01-10
34 Recent U.S. Airstrikes: Legal Authorities and Questions Authorization for Use of Military Force;
Assassination;
Commander-In-Chief;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Self-Defense;
Separation of Powers;
United Nations Charter / U.N. Charter;
War;
War Powers
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11;
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1
2020-01-08
35 Fifth Circuit Holds the Individual Mandate Unconstitutional: Implications for Congress Affordable Care Act;
Commerce;
Courts and Tribunals;
Federalism;
General Welfare Clause;
Individual Mandate;
Legislative Powers;
Nat’l Fed. Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012);
Necessary and Proper Clause
Taxation;
Texas v. United States, 945 F.3d 355 (2019)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18
2019-12-23
36 Do Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Violate the Fourth Amendment? Alasaad v. Nielsen, No. 1:17-cv-11730-DJC (Nov. 12, 2019 D. Mass.);
Border Searches;
Cell Phones;
Computers;
Contraband;
Electronic Devices;
Forensic Searches;
Probable Cause;
Reasonable suspicion;
Riley v. California, 573 U.S. 373 (2014);
Searches and Seizures;
United States v. Flores-Montano, 541 U.S. 149 (2004);
United States v. Montoya De Hernandez, 473 U.S. 531 (1985);
Warrant
Fourth Amendment 2019-12-20
37 Resources about Impeachment Andrew Johnson;
Bill Clinton;
Bribery;
High Crimes and Misdemeanors;
Impeachment;
Political Crime;
Removal;
Richard Nixon
Article I, Section 2, Clause 5;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 6;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1;
Article II, Section 4
2019-12-05
38 The CASE Act of 2019: Establishing a Small-Claims Process for Copyright Disputes Administrative Agencies;
Agency Adjudication;
Appointment and Removal Powers;
Appointments Clause;
Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Schor, 478 U.S. 833 (1986);
Copyright;
Due Process;
Due Process Clause;
Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television, Inc., 523 U.S. 340 (1998);
Intellectual Property;
Jury / Juries;
Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts, 472 U.S. 797 (1985)΄΄
Public Rights Doctrine;
Lucia v. SEC, 138 S. Ct. 2044 (2018);
Oil States Energy Servs., LLC v. Greene's Energy Grp., LLC, 138 S. Ct. 1365 (2018);
Separation of Powers;
Wellness Int'l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, 575 U.S. 665 (2015)
Article III;
Seventh Amendment
2019-11-27
39 Impeachment and the Constitution Andrew Johnson;
Bill Clinton;
Bribery;
High Crimes and Misdemeanors;
Impeachment;
Political Crime;
Removal;
Richard Nixon


Article I, Section 2, Clause 5;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 6;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1;
Article II, Section 4
2019-11-20
40 The Emoluments Clauses and the Presidency: Background and Recent Developments Anything of Value;
Blind Trust;
Blumenthal v. Trump, 335 F. Supp. 3d 45 (D.D.C. 2018);
Blumenthal v. Trump, 373 F. Supp. 3d 191 (D.D.C. 2019);
Blumenthal v. Trump, 382 F. Supp. 3d 77 (D.D.C. 2019);
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Wash. v. Trump, 939 F.3d 131 (2d Cir. 2019);
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington v. Trump, 276 F. Supp. 3d 174 (S.D.N.Y. 2017);
Conflict of Interest;
Decoration;
District of Columbia v. Trump, 291 F. Supp. 3d 725 (D. Md. 2018);
District of Columbia v. Trump, 315 F. Supp. 3d 875 (D. Md. 2018);
Divest;
Gifts;
Emoluments;
Impeachment;
In re Trump, 928 F.3d 360 (4th Cir. 2019);
Standing
Article I 2019-11-05
41 Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation Andrew Johnson;
Bill Clinton;
Bribery;
High Crimes and Misdemeanors;
Impeachment;
Political Crime;
Removal;
Richard Nixon
Article I, Section 2, Clause 5;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 6;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1;
Article II, Section 4
2019-10-25
42 Piracy, Old and New: Copyright, State Sovereignty, and the Queen Anne's Revenge Congressional Power;
Copyright;
Federalism;
Intellectual Property;
Intellectual Property Clause;
Legislative Powers;
State Sovereign Immunity
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8;
Eleventh Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5
2019-10-23
43 Drug Testing Unemployment Compensation Applicants & the Fourth Amendment Chandler v. Miller Employers, 520 U.S. 305 (1997);
Drug Tests;
National Treasury Employees Union v. Von Raab, 489 U.S. 656 (1989);
Privacy;
Searches and Seizures;
Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives Association, 489 U.S. 602 (1989);
Unemployment Compensation
Article II;
Fourth Amendment;
2019-10-17
44 Impeachment Investigations: Law and Process Andrew Johnson;
Bill Clinton;
Bribery;
High Crimes and Misdemeanors;
Impeachment;
Political Crime;
Removal;
Richard Nixon
Article I, Section 2, Clause 5;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 6;
Article I, Section 3, Clause 7;
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1;
Article II, Section 4
2019-10-02
45 The Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution Emoluments Article I;
Article II
2019-09-24
46 Supreme Court October Term 2018: A Review of Selected Major Rulings Supreme Court 2019-08-23
47 Sidewalks, Streets, and Tweets: Is Twitter a Public Forum? Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-07-09
48 Drug Price Disclosures and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech First Amendment 2019-07-09
49 Federal Court Temporarily Blocks a Portion of the Administration’s Border Wall Funding 2019-07-05
50 The Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census 2019-07-05
51 Partisan Gerrymandering Claims Not Subject to Federal Court Review: Considerations Going Forward Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court

Article I;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2019-07-05
52 Kisor v. Wilkie: Supreme Court Upholds the Auer Doctrine but Clarifies Its Limitations Administrative Agencies;
Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article I;
Article II;
Article III
2019-07-03
53 Congressional Access to the President’s Federal Tax Returns Legislative Powers;
Taxation
Article I 2019-07-02
54 What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You: Supreme Court to Address Knowledge Requirement for Firearm Offenses Firearms;
Supreme Court
Article I;
Second Amendment
2019-06-21
55 No More Lemon Law? Supreme Court Rethinks Religious Establishment Analysis Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-06-21
56 Gun Crime Penalty Tossed 2019-06-20
57 Supreme Court Vacates Another Opinion Applying Antidiscrimination Laws to Religious Objectors Freedom of Religion First Amendment 2019-06-19
58 Regulating Big Tech: Legal Implications Commerce;
Freedom of Speech
First Amendment 2019-06-17
59 Preemptive Strike: Does Federal Law Displace State Regulation of Student Loan Servicers? Education;
Preemption;
Student Loans
Article VI 2019-05-31
60 Enforcing Federal Privacy Law—Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action 2019-05-31
61 Legislative Purpose and Adviser Immunity in Congressional Investigations 2019-05-24
62 An Overview of State and Federal Authority to Impose Vaccination Requirements 2019-05-22
63 Fetal Viability and the Alabama Human Life Protection Act 2019-05-17
64 Attorney General Rules that Unlawful Entrants Generally Must Remain Detained While Asylum Claims Are Considered 2019-05-10
65 Does ATF’s Bump-Stock Ban Comport with the APA? 2019-05-08
66 The Department of Homeland Security’s Reported “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues 2019-04-29
67 When Can the Firearm Industry Be Sued? 2019-04-24
68 Lies and Schemes: Supreme Court Expands Securities Fraud Liability 2019-04-24
69 When Does the Government Have to Disclose Private Business Information in its Possession? 2019-04-24
70 Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges 2019-04-22
71 Making it a Priority: What Happens to Employee Claims When a Business Declares Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2019-04-17
72 Drilling Under New Wyoming Leases on Hold as Judge Requires BLM to Reconsider Impacts on Climate Change 2019-04-17
73 Balance Billing: Current Legal Landscape and Proposed Federal Solutions 2019-04-15
74 Nielsen v. Preap: High Court Clarifies Application of Immigration Detention Statute to Criminal Aliens 2019-04-12
75 SCOTUS: Yakama Treaty Travel Right Preempts Washington State’s Fuels Tax 2019-04-05
76 Has Judicial Deference to Agency Regulatory Interpretations Reached Its Final Auer? Administrative Agencies; Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article I;
Article II;
Article III
2019-03-26
77 Continuing Legal Education: What’s Required and Opportunities for Members and Staff to Satisfy Those Requirements 2019-03-25
78 VAWA Reauthorization: Substantive Criminal Law Proposals 2019-03-20
79 Supreme Court Once Again Considers Partisan Gerrymandering: Implications and Legislative Options Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2019-03-18
80 Huawei v. United States: The Bill of Attainder Clause and Huawei’s Lawsuit Against the United States 2019-03-14
81 Racial Gerrymandering: Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune-Hill II 2019-03-13
82 The CREATES Act of 2019 and Lowering Drug Prices: Legal Background & Overview 2019-03-12
83 Constitutional Authority Statements Amendment;
Appropriations;
Arizona v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 2492 (2012);
Awards;
Business;
Citizenship;
Civil Rights;
Constitution;
Copyright;
Courts and Tribunals;
Duties;
Economic Regulation;
Election;
Excises;
Federal Land Regulation;
Fiallo v. Bell, 430 U.S. 787 (1977);
Fong Yue Ting v. United States, 149 U.S. 698 (1893)
Galvan v. Press, 347 U.S. 522 (1954);
Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, 379 U.S. 241 (1964);
Henderson v. Mayor of New York, 92 U.S. 259 (1876);
Honorary Stamp;
Immigration and Naturalization;
Imposts;
Income Tax;
Intellectual Property;
Internal Rules of the House;
Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co., 392 U.S. 409 (1968);
Jurisdiction;
Military;
National Park;
Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003);
Patent;
Post Office;
Sibbach v. Wilson & Co., 312 U.S. 1 (1941);
South Carolina v. Katzenbach, 383 U.S. 301 (1966);
South Dakota v. Dole, 483 U.S. 203 (1987);
Taxation;
The Chinese Exclusion Case, 130 U.S. 581 (1889);
Toll v. Moreno, 458 U.S. 1 (1982);
United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995);
United States v. San Francisco, 310 U.S. 16 (1940);
Visa;
Wayman v. Southard, 10 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 1 (1825)
Article I, Section 4, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 5, Clause 2;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 4;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 6;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 7;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 9;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 12;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 13;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 14;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 15;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 16;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18;
Article I, Section 9, Clause 7;
Article III, Section 1;
Article III, Section 2;
Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2;
Article V;
Thirteenth Amendment, Section 2;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 2;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 5;
Fifteenth Amendment, Section 2;
Sixteenth Amendment
2019-03-11
84 The Special Counsel’s Report: What Do Current DOJ Regulations Require? 2019-03-08
85 The Special Counsel’s Report: Can Congress Get It? Criminal Procedure;
Executive Powers
Grand Jury;
Legislative Powers;
Separation of Powers;
Article I;
Article II
2019-03-08
86 Justice Department Reverses Stand on Gambling Statute 2019-03-06
87 Title IX and Sexual Harassment: Education Department Proposes New Regulations 2019-03-04
88 Definition of National Emergency under the National Emergencies Act Separation of Powers;
Statutory Interpretation
Article I;
Article II
2019-03-01
89 Stock Buybacks: Background and Reform Proposals 2019-02-27
90 Google Fined for Violation of EU Data Protection Law 2019-02-25
91 Overview of Legal Challenges to the FCC’s 5G Order on Small Cell Siting 2019-02-25
92 NLRB Adopts New Standard for Identifying Covered Employees 2019-02-19
93 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part I Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
94 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part II Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
95 Receipt of $4.7 Billion Is Not Always a Benefit 2019-02-12
96 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part One Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
97 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part Two Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
98 Court Stays Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law 2019-02-11
99 President Encourages Agencies to Buy American-Produced Goods & Materials 2019-02-08
100 A Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court? Legal Questions and Considerations Supreme Court Article III 2019-02-06
101 Is the Trump Administration Rethinking Title VI? 2019-02-04
102 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disqualification 2019-02-01
103 “Migrant Protection Protocols”: Legal Issues Related to DHS’s Plan to Require Arriving Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico 2019-02-01
104 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 1: Declarations Currently in Effect 2019-02-01
105 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 2: Declarations No Longer in Effect 2019-02-01
106 Reexamining the Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan Defense to Insider Trading 2019-01-31
107 Notable Administrative Law Developments from 2018 Administrative Agencies; Appointment and Removal Powers;
Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article I;
Article II;
Article III
2019-01-29
108 Veterans’ Benefits and Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Article I 2019-01-25
109 Is the Indian Child Welfare Act Constitutional? 2019-01-22
110 Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence 2019-01-15
111 Are DACA Recipients Eligible for Federal Employment? 2019-01-15
112 Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall? Justiciability
Separation of Powers
Article I
Article II;
Article III
2019-01-10
113 How a Government Shutdown Affects Government Contracts Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2019-01-10
114 D.C. Circuit Affirms Joint Employer Standard in End-of-Year Decision 2019-01-07
115 Agreeing in Advance to Lose? Legal Considerations in Regulating Confessions of Judgment Due Process Fourteenth Amendment 2019-01-03
116 District Court Strikes the Individual Mandate and Declares the Affordable Care Act Invalid: What Happened and What Lies Ahead? 2019-01-02
117 The Special Counsel Investigation After the Attorney General’s Resignation 2019-01-02
118 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disclosure 2019-01-02
119 Wading Into the “Waters of the United States” Commerce;
Federalism
Article I 2018-12-28
120 This Land Is Your Land? Eminent Domain Under the Natural Gas Act and State Sovereign Immunity Blatchford v. Native Village of Noatak, 501 U.S. 775 (1991);
Constitutional Avoidance;
Natural Gas Act;
State Sovereign Immunity;
Take Care Clause;
Takings and Eminent Domain
Article II;
Fifth Amendment;
Eleventh Amendment
2018-12-24
121 Federal Capital Punishment: Recent Developments Capital Punishment;
Cruel and Unusual Punishment;
Death Penalty;
Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972);
Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976);
Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 US 280 (1976)
Eighth Amendment 2018-12-23
122 Bar Dues or Bar Don’t? Compelled Fees and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2018-12-19
123 Home is Where the Habitat is: Supreme Court Addresses Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act 2018-12-19
124 Congress’s Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies Impeachment 2018-12-19
125 Congress's Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies 2018-12-19
126 DHS Public Charge Proposal: Green Card Applications Would Turn on Whether the Applicant is Likely to Use “One or More Public Benefit” at Any Time in the Future 2018-12-18
127 Will the FTC Need to Rethink its Enforcement Playbook? Third Circuit Considers FTC’s Ability to Sue Based on Past Conduct 2018-12-18
128 Distribution Problems: Volcker Rule Exemption Raises Ambiguity 2018-12-17
129 Title IX: Who Determines the Legal Meaning of “Sex”? 2018-12-12
130 District Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Asylum Restrictions on Unlawful Entrants at the Southern Border 2018-12-11
131 State and Local Governments Pursue Judicial Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic 2018-12-06
132 CFTC and Virtual Currencies: New Court Rulings and Implications for Congress 2018-12-06
133 Do “Secret Sales” Trigger the On-Sale Bar to Patentability under the America Invents Act? Intellectual Property Article I 2018-12-03
134 Schemes and False Statements: Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Anti-Fraud Liability Under Securities Laws 2018-11-30
135 The “National Security Exception” and the World Trade Organization International Law / Law of Nations;
Justiciability;
Trade
2018-11-28
136 An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border 2018-11-27
137 Which Punishment Fits Which Crime?: Supreme Court to Consider Whether Portion of Supervised Release Statute is Unconstitutional Criminal Procedure;
Due Process;
Trial Rights;
Supreme Court
Fifth Amendment;
Sixth Amendment
2018-11-27
138 Antitrust and the iPhone: Supreme Court to Consider Whether App Store Customers Can Sue Apple for Monopolization 2018-11-23
139 Carpenter v. Murphy: A Death Row Inmate’s Appeal Depends on Whether an Oklahoma Indian Reservation Still Exists 2018-11-16
140 Who Can Serve as Acting Attorney General Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-11-15
141 DACA: Litigation Status Update 2018-11-14
142 Federal District Court Enjoins the Department of Homeland Security from Terminating Temporary Protected Status 2018-11-09
143 California Dreamin’ of Privacy Regulation: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Congress 2018-11-01
144 The Citizenship Clause and “Birthright Citizenship”: A Brief Legal Overview 2018-11-01
145 High Court to Determine Proper Method to Serve Process on a Foreign Government Foreign Sovereign Immunity;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-26
146 Supreme Court Takes Indian Treaty Right-to-Travel Case 2018-10-25
147 What Legal Obligations do Internet Companies Have to Prevent and Respond to a Data Breach? 2018-10-25
148 The United States and the “World Court” International Law / Law of Nations Article I;
Article II
2018-10-17
149 The Music Modernization Act: Extending Copyright Protection to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-15
150 An Avalanche of Arbitration: Three Federal Arbitration Act Cases at the Supreme Court 2018-10-12
151 House Passes Bill to Amend the Federal “Crime of Violence” Definition 2018-10-11
152 Deference and its Discontents: Will the Supreme Court Overrule Chevron? Administrative Agencies; Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-11
153 Statutory Canon Aimed at International Organization Immunity Courts and Tribunals;
Statutory Interpretation
Article III 2018-10-05
154 Do Courts Have Inherent Authority to Release Secret Grand Jury Materials? Courts and Tribunals;
Criminal Procedure;
Grand Jury;
Implied or Inherent Powers
First Amendment 2018-10-05
155 When Can Copyright Holders Sue?: Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Copyright Registration Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-05
156 Federalism-Based Limitations on Congressional Power: An Overview Commerce;
Courts and Tribunals;
Discrimination;
Due Process;
Equal Protection;
Federalism;
General Welfare;
Implied or Inherent Powers;
Judicial Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Preemption;
Supreme Court;
Taxation
Article I;
Article VI;
Tenth Amendment;
Eleventh Amendment;
Thirteenth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment;
Fifteenth Amendment;
Twenty-First Amendment
2018-09-27
157 EPA Proposes the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-26
158 EPA Proposes New Permitting Test for Power Plant Modifications Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-25
159 Can a Foreign Employee of a Foreign Company be Federally Prosecuted for Foreign Bribery? 2018-09-19
160 Are Excessive Fines Fundamentally Unfair? 2018-09-12
161 3D-Printed Guns: An Overview of Recent Legal Developments Firearms First Amendment;
Second Amendment
2018-09-11
162 Will courts clarify the implied false certification theory? Ninth Circuit holds that the Supreme Court established a mandatory test, but the issue remains unsettled 2018-09-07
163 Is Cy Pres A-OK? Supreme Court to Consider When Class Action Settlements Can Pay a Charity Instead of Class Members 2018-09-06
164 Déjà Vu All Over Again: States Renew Constitutional Challenge to the ACA’s Individual Mandate 2018-09-05
165 Supreme Court Nomination: CRS Products 2018-08-31
166 How Hard Should it be to Discharge a Student Loan in Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-08-27
167 Judicial Fact-Finding and Criminal Sentencing: Current Practice and Potential Change Courts and Tribunals;
Criminal Procedure;
Trial Rights
Fifth Amendment;
Sixth Amendment
2018-08-24
168 Loan Sharking Isn’t a Violent Crime? 2018-08-22
169 Calling Balls and Strikes: Ethics and Supreme Court Justices 2018-08-20
170 When Does Double Prosecution Count as Double Jeopardy? 2018-08-16
171 IRS Will No Longer Require Disclosure of Certain Nonprofit Donor Information 2018-08-14
172 Can the President Pardon Contempt of Court? Probably Yes. 2018-08-10
173 Oops: When Does a Plain Error in Calculating a Defendant’s Sentencing Guidelines Range Warrant Resentencing? 2018-08-08
174 Abortion, Justice Kennedy, and Judge Kavanaugh Abortion;
Privacy;
Supreme Court;
First Amendment;
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-08-08
175 Advising the President: Rules Governing Access and Accountability of Presidential Advisors 2018-08-06
176 Family Separation at the Border and the Ms. L. Litigation 2018-07-31
177 Hostage-Taking Statute Covers Kidnapping for Ransom Abroad 2018-07-30
178 Only Minimal Impact on Commerce Needed for Attempted Bombing 2018-07-26
179 Fannie & Freddie Investors Turn to Congress After S. Ct. Declines to Resurrect Their Legal Claims Takings and Eminent Domain Fifth Amendment 2018-07-25
180 The Essential Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Reader: What Cases Should You Read? 2018-07-25
181 Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Roll Law Comports with National Voter Registration Act Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-07-24
182 Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the Russian Federation: A Sketch Criminal Procedure;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Treaties or Treaty Power
Article III 2018-07-24
183 Patent Owners May Recover Foreign-Based Damages in Certain Infringement Cases Intellectual Property Article I 2018-07-20
184 Supreme Court Invalidates Public-Sector Union Agency Fees: Considerations for Congress in the Wake of Janus 2018-07-20
185 Military Commission Judges Do Not Have Unilateral Power to Punish for Contempt Courts and Tribunals;
Military
Article III;
Article I
2018-07-18
186 Can a President Amend Regulations by Executive Order? Administrative Agencies; Executive Powers; Separation of Powers Article I; Article II 2018-07-18
187 Brett M. Kavanaugh: Selected Primary Material 2018-07-17
188 Media Consolidation: United States v. AT&T and Implications for Future Transactions 2018-07-16
189 Supreme Court Directs State Court to Decide Whether Indian Tribe Can Invoke Sovereign Immunity in Property Dispute 2018-07-16
190 U.S. District Court Holds U.S. Citizen Can Challenge His Inclusion on “Kill List” Due Process Article III;
Amendment V
2018-07-10
191 Who Interprets Foreign Law in U.S. Federal Courts? Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-09
192 Questions Remain, Litigation Continues, over Military Service by Transgender Individuals 2018-07-05
193 The Equal Rights Amendment: Close to Adoption? 2018-07-02
194 Partisan Gerrymandering: Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Standing and Maintains Legal Status Quo Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-02
195 When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime? 2018-06-29
196 Justice Kennedy Retires: Initial Considerations for Congress 2018-06-28
197 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part I) 2018-06-27
198 Organizing Executive Branch Agencies: Who Makes the Call? 2018-06-27
199 Supreme Court Drives Home Its Concern for Privacy in Collins v. Virginia 2018-06-26
200 Supreme Court Takes Fourth Amendment Case about Cell Phone Location Data 2018-06-26
201 Supreme Court Holds That SEC Administrative Law Judges Are “Officers” Subject to the Appointments Clause 2018-06-22
202 Military Enjoined from Transferring American ISIS Suspect to Foreign Country—at Least for Now Due Process;
Military;
Commander-In-Chief
Article III;
Amendment V;
Article II
2018-06-20
203 From Clamor to Calm: Restrictions on Speech at Polling Places Freedom of Speech; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-18
204 If You Rent a Car, Don’t Move the Seat Back 2018-06-14
205 Class Actions are Back at the Supreme Court: Statutory Time Limits and “Serial Relitigation” of Class Certification 2018-06-13
206 Concerted Activities and the NLRA after Epic Systems 2018-06-13
207 Extent of Habitat Protection Required for Indian Treaty Fishing Sites: Washington v. United States 2018-06-12
208 Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador: Key Takeaways and Analysis 2018-06-08
209 The Rise and Decline of the Alien Tort Statute Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-06-06
210 Victim Restitution: Attorneys’ Fees for Internal Investigations? 2018-06-05
211 Masterpiece Cakeshop: Proving Government Hostility to Religion Freedom of Religion; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-05
212 What Happens When Five Supreme Court Justices Can’t Agree? Supreme Court Article III 2018-06-04
213 Criminal Defendant’s Sixth Amendment Right to Autonomy in Maintaining Innocence 2018-06-04
214 An Epic Decision from the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Rules Employee Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable 2018-05-31
215 Following the Money: Should Federal Law Require Litigants to Disclose Litigation Funding Agreements? 2018-05-31
216 Iran’s Central Bank Asks Supreme Court to Consider Whether the Bank’s Assets Abroad are Immune from Attachment to Satisfy Terror Judgments Courts and Tribunals;
Foreign Sovereign Immunity
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-05-30
217 (Robo)Call Me Maybe: Robocalls to Wireless Phones Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 2018-05-29
218 DACA Rescission: Legal Issues and Litigation Status 2018-05-23
219 Supreme Court Strikes Down “Partial” Administrative Reviews of Patent Claims Intellectual Property Article I 2018-05-23
220 Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations 2018-05-23
221 Is There Liability for Cross-Border Shooting? 2018-05-22
222 Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal: Legal Authorities and Implications International Law / Law of Nations;
Separation of Powers
Article I;
Article II
2018-05-17
223 The Supreme Court Bets Against Commandeering: Murphy v. NCAA, Sports Gambling, and Federalism 2018-05-16
224 Judicial Review of Rescissions and Deferrals Under the Impoundment Control Act 2018-05-14
225 United States Off the Hook for Vacated Terror Judgment against Libya Takings and Eminent Domain Amendment V 2018-05-08
226 DOJ Grant Conditions Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Litigation Update 2018-05-04
227 Courts Weigh Access to the Internet under the Americans with Disabilities Act 2018-05-04
228 Compelling Presidential Compliance with a Judicial Subpoena 2018-05-04
229 The Travel Ban Case and Nationwide Injunctions 2018-05-02
230 Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data Under the CLOUD Act 2018-05-02
231 Third Circuit Invalidates De Facto Life Sentences for “Non-Incorrigible” Juvenile Offenders 2018-04-30
232 District Court Enjoins DACA Phase-Out: Explanation and Takeaways 2018-04-26
233 Can Corporations be Held Liable under the Alien Tort Statute? Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-04-24
234 Overview of “Travel Ban” Litigation and Recent Developments 2018-04-23
235 Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC Administrative Law Judges 2018-04-20
236 The President’s Authority to Use the National Guard or the Armed Forces to Secure the Border Military Article II 2018-04-19
237 Murderous Schemes Are Not Violent Crimes? 2018-04-17
238 No Overtime for Auto Service Advisors after Court’s “Fair Reading” of the FLSA 2018-04-16
239 ATF’s Ability to Regulate “Bump Stocks” 2018-04-11
240 When the City Goes Broke: Pensions, Retirees, and Municipal Bankruptcies Bankruptcy Article I 2018-04-10
241 Mississippi Court Halts Enforcement of New Abortion Law 2018-04-10
242 Tort and Litigation Reform in the 115th Congress 2018-04-10
243 Commerce Department Announces Citizenship Question on 2020 Census and Lawsuits Filed 2018-04-06
244 The End of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program: Some Immediate Takeaways 2018-04-05
245 Can Aliens in Immigration Proceedings Be Detained Indefinitely? High Court Rules on Statutory, but not Constitutional Authority 2018-04-03
246 Supreme Court Considering Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case This Term Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-04-02
247 District Court Decision May Help Pave the Way for Trump Administration’s Border Wall Plans 2018-04-02
248 Federal “Right-to-Try” Legislation: Legal Considerations 2018-03-30
249 Clarifying “Gibberish”: Supreme Court Holds That State Courts Can Hear Securities Act Lawsuits 2018-03-29
250 Tricks of the Trade: Section 301 Investigation of Chinese Intellectual Property Practices Concludes (Part I) Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Courts and Tribunals;
Executive Powers;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Legislative Powers;
Separation of Powers;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-29
251 Tricks of the Trade: Section 301 Investigation of Chinese Intellectual Property Practices Concludes (Part II) Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Courts and Tribunals;
Executive Powers;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Legislative Powers;
Separation of Powers;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-29
252 Whose Line is it Anyway: Could Congress Give the President a Line-Item Veto? 2018-03-27
253 Threats to National Security Foiled? A Wrap Up of New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Legislative Powers;
Legislative Process;
Separation of Powers;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-22
254 It Belongs in a Museum: Sovereign Immunity Shields Iranian Antiquities Even When It Does Not Protect Iran International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-03-22
255 Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers? 2018-03-20
256 All Eyes on Allergan: Drug Company’s Unprecedented Move Raises Questions for Patent and Drug Law (Part I) Intellectual Property;
Indians / Native Americans
Article I 2018-03-16
257 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part I) 2018-03-16
258 Jurisdiction Stripping: When May Congress Prohibit the Courts from Hearing a Case? Justiciability;
Civil Procedure 
Article III 2018-03-15
259 Can the Government Prohibit 18-Year-Olds from Purchasing Firearms? 2018-03-13
260 The Constitutionality of Censuring the President 2018-03-12
261 Supreme Court Interprets Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections: Implications for Securities Law and Beyond Supreme Court;
Securities
2018-03-08
262 Does Executive Privilege Apply to the Communications of a President-elect? 2018-03-08
263 How Hard Should It Be To Bring a Class Action? 2018-03-07
264 The Latest on the SEC’s Consideration of the Proposed Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange 2018-03-07
265 Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Legal Developments and FDA’s Role 2018-03-06
266 Material Support for Terrorism Is Not Always an “Act of International Terrorism,” Second Circuit Holds 2018-03-05
267 A Bar Bouncer Equivalent for Planes in Flight 2018-03-05
268 Sex Offenders and Supervised Release Revocation: Constitutional? 2018-03-01
269 So, Now Can Menachem Zivotofsky Get His Passport Reissued to Say “Israel”? Separation of Powers;
Executive Powers
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-01
270 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part II) 2018-02-26
271 Supreme Court to Hear Digital Privacy Case: Can the Government Obtain Emails Stored Abroad? 2018-02-23
272 Russians Indicted for Online Election Trolling 2018-02-21
273 How Broad A Shield? A Brief Overview of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 2018-02-21
274 Civil-Suit Provision in House-Passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill (H.R. 38): Scope and Application 2018-02-21
275 Pedal to the Metal: Commerce Recommends Revving Up Trade Measures on Steel and Aluminum Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Supreme Court;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-02-21
276 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part I 2018-02-20
277 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part II 2018-02-20
278 HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements 2018-02-15
279 The Half Trillion Dollar Ruling: Latest Dodd-Frank Case Narrows “Skin-in-the-Game” Rule 2018-02-14
280 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part I 2018-02-12
281 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part II 2018-02-12
282 Would it Violate Equal Protection to Prohibit Naturalized “Dreamers” from Sponsoring their Parents for Immigrant Visas? 2018-02-12
283 Association Health Plans: Some Key Aspects of the Labor Department’s Proposed Rule 2018-02-09
284 Addressing Sexual Harassment by Modifying the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: A Look at Key Provisions in H.R. 4924 2018-02-07
285 Criminal Prohibitions on Disclosing the Identities of Covert Intelligence Assets Freedom of Speech;
Intelligence
Amendment I 2018-02-06
286 Clean Water Rule Challenges Must Begin in Federal District Courts, Supreme Court Holds Supreme Court Article III 2018-01-31
287 Shining a Light on the Solar Trade: Investigation Leads to Tariffs on Solar Energy-Related Imports (Part I) Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Legislative Process;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-01-26
288 Shining a Light on the Solar Trade: Investigation Leads to Tariffs on Solar Energy-Related Imports (Part II) Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Legislative Process;
Trade
Article I;
Article II
2018-01-26
289 Amateur Strip-Club Arrests: Probable Cause & Qualified Immunity 2018-01-24
290 Is Impossibility Preemption Impossible? Federal Drug Law and Preemption of State Tort Claims 2018-01-19
291 NLRB Rejects Former Standards Following Appointment of New Members 2018-01-18
292 Should Federal Law Restrict Where a Company May File Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-01-18
293 Will the Supreme Court Address States’ Power to Require that Retailers Tax Internet Sales? 2018-01-16
294 Marbury v. Madison Returns! The Supreme Court Considers the Scope of “Judicial” Power 2018-01-16
295 House Judiciary to Mark Up H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act 2018-01-16
296 The Logan Act: An Overview of a Sometimes Forgotten 18th Century Law 2018-01-12
297 Who’s the Boss at the CFPB? Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-01-11
298 Attorney General’s Memorandum on Federal Marijuana Enforcement: Possible Impacts 2018-01-10
299 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part II) 2018-01-10
300 Supreme Court to Hear Voter Roll Case: What Are the Implications? Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-01-09
301 Congress Considers Reform to Queries of FISA Information as Reauthorization Deadline Approaches 2018-01-08
302 Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 2018-01-08
303 EPA Proposes to Repeal the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-01-04
304 What Happens if H.R. 1 Conflicts with U.S. Tax Treaties? 2017-12-19
305 The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases 2017-12-18
306 Federal Procurement Law & Natural Disasters Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2017-12-14
307 Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Military Commission Challenges – Al Bahlul and Al-Nashiri Military;
Due Process;
Supreme Court
Article I;
Amendment V
2017-12-12
308 Suing Subway: When Does a Class Action Settlement Benefit Only the Lawyers? 2017-12-12
309 Killing Endangered Species: What’s Reasonable Self-Defense? 2017-11-29
310 Supreme Court Reiterates Congress’s Exclusive Role in Regulating Lower Federal Court Jurisdiction 2017-11-29
311 Fibbing to Get a Lawyer: Circuits Split on Punishment 2017-11-27
312 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part I) 2017-11-27
313 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part II) 2017-11-27
314 Joint Employment and the Save Local Business Act 2017-11-15
315 The Latest Chapter in Insider Trading Law: Major Circuit Decision Expands Scope of Liability for Trading on a “Tip” 2017-11-14
316 In Any Way, Shape, or Form? What Qualifies As “Any Court” under the Gun Control Act? 2017-11-14
317 Two-Sided Credit Card Markets: The Supreme Court Takes Up Novel Antitrust Issue 2017-11-13
318 Can Congress Limit the President’s Power to Launch Nuclear Weapons? Commander-In-Chief;
Separation of Powers;
Legislative Powers
Article I;
Article II
2017-11-09
319 A Second Amendment Right to Sell Firearms? The Ninth Circuit, Sitting En Banc, Weighs In 2017-11-02
320 Federal Agencies Disagree Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title VII 2017-11-01
321 Out of Office: Vacancies, Acting Officers, and Day 301 Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2017-11-01
322 Hundreds of Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits Have Been Filed—What are their Chances? 2017-11-01
323 Treasury Proposes Rule That Could Deliver a “Death Sentence” to Chinese Bank Commerce;
Due Process
Article I;
Fifth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-30
324 Department of Health and Human Services Halts Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments 2017-10-26
325 New Interim Final Rules Expand Options for Employers with Religious or Moral Objections to Contraceptive Coverage Administrative Agencies;
Freedom of Religion
First Amendment 2017-10-19
326 Down to a Science (and Technology): Tribe’s Patent Assignment Deals Extend to High-Tech Patents 2017-10-19
327 Blowing the Whistle Indoors: Can Internal Whistleblowers Sue for Retaliation Under Dodd-Frank? Supreme Court;
Securities
2017-10-19
328 When Silence Isn’t Golden: Omissions Liability under Securities Laws 2017-10-17
329 Supreme Court to Address State Court Jurisdiction over Federal Securities Lawsuits 2017-10-16
330 All Eyes on Allergan: Drug Company’s Unprecedented Move Raises Questions for Patent and Drug Law (Part II) Intellectual Property;
Indians / Native Americans
Article I 2017-10-12
331 Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case On October 3 Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-02
332 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 1 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05
333 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 2 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05