Beyond the Constitution Annotated: Table of Additional Resources

Title Topic(s) Constitutional Provision(s) Date Published
1 Privacy Law and Private Rights of Action: Standing After TransUnion v. Ramirez Judicial Powers;
Justiciability
Article III, Section 2, Clause 1 2021-07-22
2 The Law of Immigration Detention: A Brief Introduction Bond;
Custody;
Demore v. Kim, 538 U.S. 510 (2003);
Detention;
Due Process;
Immigration and Naturalization;
Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001)
Fifth Amendment 2021-07-20
3 Supreme Court Invalidates California Donor Disclosure Rule on First Amendment Grounds Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, No. 19-251 (U.S. July 1, 2021);
Anonymous;
Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976) (per curiam);
Compelled Disclosures;
Disclosure Requirements;
Donor Disclosures;
Freedom of Association;
Freedom of Speech;
NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson, 357 U.S. 449 (1958);
Privacy;
Reporting Requirements;
Schedule B;
Supreme Court;
Taxation
First Amendment 2021-07-13
4 Funding Conditions: Constitutional Limits on Congress’s Spending Power Federalism;
Funding Conditions;
General Welfare;
Legislative Powers;
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012);
Pennhurst State School & Hospital v. Halderman, 451 U.S. 1 (1981);
Separation of Powers;
South Dakota v. Dole, 483 U.S. 203 (1987);
Spending Clause;
Spending Conditions;
Supreme Court
Unconstitutional Conditions;
United States v. American Library Ass'n, 539 U.S. 194 (2003)
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18
2021-07-01
5 Supreme Court Preserves Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but with Greater Executive Oversight Appointment and Removal Powers;
Administrative Patent Judges;
Edmond v. United States, 520 U.S. 651 (1997);
Inter Partes Review;
United States v. Arthrex, Inc., No. 19-1434 (U.S. June 21, 2021)
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-06-29
6 Fulton v. Philadelphia: Religious Exemptions from Generally Applicable Laws Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (1993);
Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990);
Freedom of Religion;
Free Exercise Clause
First Amendment 2021-06-22
7 Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas California v. Texas, No. 19-840 (U.S. June 17, 2021);
Judicial Powers;
Justiciability
Article III, Section 2 2021-06-21
8 Supreme Court Rules on Authority of Tribal Police to Stop Non-Indians Searches and Seizures Fourth Amendment 2021-06-14
9 Immigration Arrests in the Interior of the United States: A Primer INS v. Delgado, 466 U.S. 210 (1984);
Searches and Seizures;
United States v. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U.S. 873 (1975)
Fourth Amendment 2021-06-03
10 The Vacancies Act: A Legal Overview Appointment and Removal Powers;
Appointments Clause;
Shoemaker v. United States, 147 U.S. 282 (1893);
United States v. Eaton, 169 U.S. 331 (1898)
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-05-28
11 State Sales and Use Tax Nexus After South Dakota v. Wayfair Commerce;
Complete Auto Transit, Inc. v. Brady, 430 U.S. 274 (1977);
Due Process;
Federalism;
Internet Sales;
Nexus;
Online Sales;
Out of State Seller;
Out-of-State Seller;
Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992);
Remote Sales;
Remote Seller;
Sales Tax;
South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17–494 (U.S. June 21, 2018);
Taxation;
Use Tax
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1
2021-05-14
12 The Law of Foreign Missions and Media in U.S.-China Relations Ambassadors;
Appointment and Removal Powers;
Consulate;
Diplomacy;
Embassy;
Executive Powers;
Freedom of Press;
Journalist;
Press;
Reciprocity;
Separation of Powers;
Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 576 U.S. 1 (2015)
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-05-20
13 OLC: Congressional Notice Period Prior to Withdrawing from Treaty Unconstitutional Executive Powers;
Legislative Powers;
Office of Legal Counsel;
Open Skies Treaty;
Separation of Powers;
Zivotofsky v. Kerry, 576 U.S. 1 (2015)
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-05-18
14 Section 230: An Overview Administrative Agencies;
Communications Act of 1934;
Communications Decency Act of 1966;
Freedom of Speech
First Amendment 2021-04-07
15 Origins and Impact of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Provisions That Expired on March 15, 2020 Searches and Seizures;
Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402 (U.S. June 22, 2018)
Fourth Amendment 2021-03-31
16 Spending Clause Conditions and the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund American Recovery Plan Act;
Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy, 548 U.S. 291 (2006);
Bennett v. Kentucky Department of Education, 470 U.S. 656 (1985);
Commandeer;
Coronavirus;
Federalism;
Federalism;
General Welfare;
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012);
Pennhurst State School and Hospital v. Halderman, 451 U.S. 1 (1981);
South Dakota v. Dole, 483 U.S. 203 (1987);
Spending Clause
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Tenth Amendment
2021-04-02
17 Proposals to Modify Supreme Court Justices’ Tenure: Legal Considerations Age Limit;
Good Behavior Clause;
Impeachment;
Judicial Tenure;
Life Tenure;
Separation of Powers;
Stuart v. Laird, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 299 (1803);
Supreme Court;
Term Limits
Article III, Section 1 2021-03-24
18 Supreme Court to Consider Whether Patent
Judges’ Appointments Are Constitutional
Appointment and Removal Powers;
Appointments Clause
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-03-15
19 Carr v. Saul: Supreme Court to Decide When Social Security Claimants Must First Raise Appointments Clause Challenges Administrative Agencies;
Appointment and Removal Powers;
Appointments Clause;
Carr v. Saul, 961 F.3d 1267 (10th Cir. 2020), cert. granted (U.S. Nov. 9, 2020);
Freytag v. Commissioner, 501 U.S. 868 (1991);
Issue Exhaustion
Lucia v. SEC, No. 17–130 (U.S. June 21, 2018);
Separation of Powers;
Sims v. Apfel, 530 U.S. 103 (2000);
Social Security
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 2021-03-12
20 The Application of Internal Revenue Code Section 280E to Marijuana Businesses: Selected Legal Issues Alpenglow Botanicals, LLC v. United States, 894 F.3d 1187 (10th Cir. 2018);
Cannabis;
Controlled Substances;
Cost of Goods Sold;
Credit;
Deduction;
Excessive Fine;
Gross Receipts;
Income;
Marihuana;
Marijuana;
Northern California Small Business Assistants, Inc. v. Commissioner, 153 T.C. 65 (2019);
Taxation
Eighth Amendment;
Sixteenth Amendment
2021-03-10
21 The Insurrection Bar to Office: Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment Disqualification;
Insurrection
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3 2021-01-29
22 The Impeachment and Trial of a Former President Impeachment Article I, Section 3;
Article II, Section 4
2021-01-15
23 Two Supreme Court Cases to Test Limits on Foreign Sovereign Immunity for Holocaust Harms Abstain;
Abstention;
Comity;
Courts and Tribunals;
Expropriation;
Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp, Nos. 17-7064, 17-7117 (D.C. Cir. July 10, 2018);
Foreign Governments;
Foreign Sovereign Immunity;
Holocaust;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Judicial Powers;
Republic of Hungary v. Simon, No. 17-7146 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2018);
Separation of Powers;
Sovereign Immunity;
Supreme Court.
Article III, Section 2 2020-12-16
24 U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Powers and Limitations: A Brief Primer Almeida-Sanchez v. United States, 413 U.S. 266 (1973);
Arrest;
Border Patrol;
Border;
Checkpoint;
Commerce;
Customs and Border Protection;
Customs;
Detention;
Florida v. Bostick, 501 U.S. 429 (1991);
Florida v. Royer, 460 U.S. 491 (1983);
Immigration and Naturalization;
INS v. Delgado, 466 U.S. 210 (1984);
Inspections;
Muehler v. Mena, 544 U.S. 93 (2005);
Probable Cause;
Reasonable Suspicion;
Roving Patrol;
Searches and Seizures;
Searches;
Seizures;
United States v. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U.S. 873 (1975);
United States v. Drayton, 536 U.S. 194 (2002);
United States v. Flores-Montano, 541 U.S. 149 (2004);
United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U.S. 543 (1976);
United States v. Montoya de Hernandez, 473 U.S. 531 (1985);
United States v. Ortiz, 422 U.S. 891 (1975);
United States v. Ramsey, 431 U.S. 606 (1977);
United States v. Villamonte-Marquez, 462 U.S. 579 (1983);
Warrant.
Fourth Amendment 2020-12-09
25 Supreme Court Considers Statute of Limitations for Military Rape Cases Ashwander v. Tenn. Valley Auth., 297 U.S. 288 (1936);
Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977);
Criminal Procedure;
Cruel and Unusual Punishment;
Military Justice;
Military;
Rape;
Statute of Limitations;
Stogner v. California, 539 U.S. 607 (2003);
UCMJ;
Uniform Code of Military Justice;
United States v. Briggs, 78 M.J. 289 (C.A.A.F. 2019);
United States v. Briggs, 140 S. Ct. 519 (2019);
United States v. Collins, 78 M.J. 530 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2018);
United States v. Daniels, No. ACM 39407, 2019 WL 2560041 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. June 18, 2019);
United States v. Davis, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019);
United States v. Mangahas, 77 M.J. 220 (C.A.A.F. 2018);
United States v. Matthews, 16 M.J. 354 (C.M.A. 1983);
Vartelas v. Holder, 566 U.S. 257 (2012);
Willenbring v. Neurauter, 48 M.J. 152 (C.A.A.F. 1998).
Article I, Section 10, Clause 1;
Eighth Amendment
2020-12-04
26 Torres v. Madrid: Police Use of Force, Fourth Amendment Seizures, and Fleeing Suspects? Arrest;
Brendlin v. California, 551 U.S. 249 (2007);
Brooks v. Gaenzle, 614 F.3d 1213 (10th Cir. 2010);
Brower v. Cty. of Inyo, 489 U.S. 593 (1989);
California v. Hodari D., 499 U.S. 621 (1991);
Carr v. Tatangelo, 338 F.3d 1259 (11th Cir. 2003);
City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997);
County of Sacramento v. Lewis, 523 U.S. 833 (1998);
Criminal Procedure;
Dickerson v. United States, 530 U.S. 428 (2000);
Henson v. United States, 55 A.3d 859 (D.C. 2012);
Ludwig v. Anderson, 54 F.3d 465 (8th Cir. 1995);
Nelson v. City of Davis, 685 F.3d 867 (9th Cir. 2012);
Police Shooting;
Police Use of Force;
Search and Seizure;
Searches and Seizures;
Shooting;
Torres v. Madrid, 769 F. Appx 654 (10th Cir.);
Torres v. Madrid, No. 19-292 (U.S. Mar. 25, 2021);
Unsuccessful Seizure;
Unsuccessful Use of Force
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1
2020-11-12
27 Supreme Court Considers Overruling Free Exercise Precedent in Fulton v. Philadelphia Discrimination;
Employment Division v. Smith, 485 U.S. 660 (1988);
Free Exercise Clause;
Freedom of Religion;
Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm’n, 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018);
Supreme Court.
First Amendment 2020-11-09
28 Federal Regulation of Alien Employment and Preemption Over State Laws Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387 (2012);
Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, 563 U.S. 582 (2011);
De Canas v. Bica, 96 S. Ct. 933 (1976);
Employment;
Immigration and Naturalization;
Immigration;
Kansas v. Garcia, 140 S. Ct. 791 (2020);
Preemption;
Supremacy Clause;
Unauthorized alien.
Article VI, Clause 2 2020-11-04
29 California v. Texas: The Fate of the Affordable Care Act ACA;
Barr v. Am. Ass’n of Political Consultants, Inc., 140 S. Ct. 2335 (2020);
Commerce;
Individual Mandate;
Murphy v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018);
Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012);
Seila Law, LLC v. CFPB, 140 S. Ct. 2183 (2020);
Severability;
Taxation.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1;
Article I, Section 8, Clause 3
2020-10-27
30 Is Mandatory Detention of Unlawful Entrants Seeking Asylum Constitutional? Asylum;
Bond;
Border;
Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, 140 S. Ct 1959 (2020);
Detention;
Due Process;
Due Process;
Expedited Removal;
Immigration and Naturalization;
Jennings v. Rodriguez, 138 S. Ct. 830 (2018);
Padilla v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 379 F. Supp. 3d 1170 (W.D. Wash. 2019)
Padilla v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 953 F.3d 1134 (9th Cir. 2020);
Shaughnessy v. United States ex rel. Mezei, 345 U.S. 206 (1953).
Fifth Amendment 2020-10-20
31 Fetal Viability and Judge Amy Coney Barrett Abortion;
Amy Barrett;
Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs, 945 F.3d 265 (5th Cir. 2019);
June Medical Services v. Russo, 140 S. Ct. 2103 (2020);
McCormack v. Herzog, 788 F.3d 1017 (9th Cir. 2015);
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky v. Box, 949 F.3d 997 (7th Cir. 2019);
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky v. Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, 888 F.3d 300 (7th Cir. 2018);
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992);
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
Fourteenth Amendment 2020-10-16
32 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 (U.S. 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
33 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
34 The Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Initial Considerations for Congress Supreme Court;
Vacancy
2020-09-21
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 “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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 The Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution Emoluments Article I;
Article II
2019-09-24
77 Supreme Court October Term 2018: A Review of Selected Major Rulings Supreme Court 2019-08-23
78 Sidewalks, Streets, and Tweets: Is Twitter a Public Forum? Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-07-09
79 Drug Price Disclosures and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech First Amendment 2019-07-09
80 Federal Court Temporarily Blocks a Portion of the Administration’s Border Wall Funding Federal Court Temporarily Blocks a Portion of the Administration’s Border Wall Funding 2019-07-05
81 The Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census The Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census 2019-07-05
82 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
83 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
84 Congressional Access to the President’s Federal Tax Returns Legislative Powers;
Taxation
Article I 2019-07-02
85 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
86 No More Lemon Law? Supreme Court Rethinks Religious Establishment Analysis Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-06-21
87 Gun Crime Penalty Tossed Gun Crime Penalty Tossed 2019-06-20
88 Supreme Court Vacates Another Opinion Applying Antidiscrimination Laws to Religious Objectors Freedom of Religion First Amendment 2019-06-19
89 Regulating Big Tech: Legal Implications Commerce;
Freedom of Speech
First Amendment 2019-06-17
90 Preemptive Strike: Does Federal Law Displace State Regulation of Student Loan Servicers? Education;
Preemption;
Student Loans
Article VI 2019-05-31
91 Enforcing Federal Privacy Law—Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action Enforcing Federal Privacy Law—Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action 2019-05-31
92 Legislative Purpose and Adviser Immunity in Congressional Investigations Legislative Purpose and Adviser Immunity in Congressional Investigations 2019-05-24
93 An Overview of State and Federal Authority to Impose Vaccination Requirements An Overview of State and Federal Authority to Impose Vaccination Requirements 2019-05-22
94 Fetal Viability and the Alabama Human Life Protection Act Fetal Viability and the Alabama Human Life Protection Act 2019-05-17
95 Attorney General Rules that Unlawful Entrants Generally Must Remain Detained While Asylum Claims Are Considered Attorney General Rules that Unlawful Entrants Generally Must Remain Detained While Asylum Claims Are Considered 2019-05-10
96 Does ATF’s Bump-Stock Ban Comport with the APA? Does ATF’s Bump-Stock Ban Comport with the APA? 2019-05-08
97 The Department of Homeland Security’s Reported “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues The Department of Homeland Security’s Reported “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues 2019-04-29
98 When Can the Firearm Industry Be Sued? When Can the Firearm Industry Be Sued? 2019-04-24
99 Lies and Schemes: Supreme Court Expands Securities Fraud Liability Lies and Schemes: Supreme Court Expands Securities Fraud Liability 2019-04-24
100 When Does the Government Have to Disclose Private Business Information in its Possession? When Does the Government Have to Disclose Private Business Information in its Possession? 2019-04-24
101 Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges 2019-04-22
102 Making it a Priority: What Happens to Employee Claims When a Business Declares Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2019-04-17
103 Drilling Under New Wyoming Leases on Hold as Judge Requires BLM to Reconsider Impacts on Climate Change Drilling Under New Wyoming Leases on Hold as Judge Requires BLM to Reconsider Impacts on Climate Change 2019-04-17
104 Balance Billing: Current Legal Landscape and Proposed Federal Solutions Balance Billing: Current Legal Landscape and Proposed Federal Solutions 2019-04-15
105 Nielsen v. Preap: High Court Clarifies Application of Immigration Detention Statute to Criminal Aliens Nielsen v. Preap: High Court Clarifies Application of Immigration Detention Statute to Criminal Aliens 2019-04-12
106 SCOTUS: Yakama Treaty Travel Right Preempts Washington State’s Fuels Tax SCOTUS: Yakama Treaty Travel Right Preempts Washington State’s Fuels Tax 2019-04-05
107 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
108 Continuing Legal Education: What’s Required and Opportunities for Members and Staff to Satisfy Those Requirements Continuing Legal Education: What’s Required and Opportunities for Members and Staff to Satisfy Those Requirements 2019-03-25
109 VAWA Reauthorization: Substantive Criminal Law Proposals VAWA Reauthorization: Substantive Criminal Law Proposals 2019-03-20
110 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
111 Huawei v. United States: The Bill of Attainder Clause and Huawei’s Lawsuit Against the United States Huawei v. United States: The Bill of Attainder Clause and Huawei’s Lawsuit Against the United States 2019-03-14
112 Racial Gerrymandering: Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune-Hill II Racial Gerrymandering: Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune-Hill II 2019-03-13
113 The CREATES Act of 2019 and Lowering Drug Prices: Legal Background & Overview The CREATES Act of 2019 and Lowering Drug Prices: Legal Background & Overview 2019-03-12
114 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
115 The Special Counsel’s Report: What Do Current DOJ Regulations Require? The Special Counsel’s Report: What Do Current DOJ Regulations Require? 2019-03-08
116 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
117 Justice Department Reverses Stand on Gambling Statute Justice Department Reverses Stand on Gambling Statute 2019-03-06
118 Title IX and Sexual Harassment: Education Department Proposes New Regulations Title IX and Sexual Harassment: Education Department Proposes New Regulations 2019-03-04
119 Definition of National Emergency under the National Emergencies Act Separation of Powers;
Statutory Interpretation
Article I;
Article II
2019-03-01
120 Stock Buybacks: Background and Reform Proposals Stock Buybacks: Background and Reform Proposals 2019-02-27
121 Google Fined for Violation of EU Data Protection Law Google Fined for Violation of EU Data Protection Law 2019-02-25
122 Overview of Legal Challenges to the FCC’s 5G Order on Small Cell Siting Overview of Legal Challenges to the FCC’s 5G Order on Small Cell Siting 2019-02-25
123 NLRB Adopts New Standard for Identifying Covered Employees NLRB Adopts New Standard for Identifying Covered Employees 2019-02-19
124 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part I Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
125 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part II Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
126 Receipt of $4.7 Billion Is Not Always a Benefit Receipt of $4.7 Billion Is Not Always a Benefit 2019-02-12
127 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part One Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
128 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part Two Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
129 Court Stays Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law Court Stays Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law 2019-02-11
130 President Encourages Agencies to Buy American-Produced Goods & Materials President Encourages Agencies to Buy American-Produced Goods & Materials 2019-02-08
131 A Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court? Legal Questions and Considerations Supreme Court Article III 2019-02-06
132 Is the Trump Administration Rethinking Title VI? Is the Trump Administration Rethinking Title VI? 2019-02-04
133 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disqualification Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disqualification 2019-02-01
134 “Migrant Protection Protocols”: Legal Issues Related to DHS’s Plan to Require Arriving Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico “Migrant Protection Protocols”: Legal Issues Related to DHS’s Plan to Require Arriving Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico 2019-02-01
135 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 1: Declarations Currently in Effect Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 1: Declarations Currently in Effect 2019-02-01
136 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 2: Declarations No Longer in Effect Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 2: Declarations No Longer in Effect 2019-02-01
137 Reexamining the Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan Defense to Insider Trading Reexamining the Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan Defense to Insider Trading 2019-01-31
138 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
139 Veterans’ Benefits and Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Article I 2019-01-25
140 Is the Indian Child Welfare Act Constitutional? Is the Indian Child Welfare Act Constitutional? 2019-01-22
141 Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence 2019-01-15
142 Are DACA Recipients Eligible for Federal Employment? Are DACA Recipients Eligible for Federal Employment? 2019-01-15
143 Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall? Justiciability
Separation of Powers
Article I
Article II;
Article III
2019-01-10
144 How a Government Shutdown Affects Government Contracts Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2019-01-10
145 D.C. Circuit Affirms Joint Employer Standard in End-of-Year Decision D.C. Circuit Affirms Joint Employer Standard in End-of-Year Decision 2019-01-07
146 Agreeing in Advance to Lose? Legal Considerations in Regulating Confessions of Judgment Due Process Fourteenth Amendment 2019-01-03
147 District Court Strikes the Individual Mandate and Declares the Affordable Care Act Invalid: What Happened and What Lies Ahead? District Court Strikes the Individual Mandate and Declares the Affordable Care Act Invalid: What Happened and What Lies Ahead? 2019-01-02
148 The Special Counsel Investigation After the Attorney General’s Resignation The Special Counsel Investigation After the Attorney General’s Resignation 2019-01-02
149 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disclosure Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disclosure 2019-01-02
150 Wading Into the “Waters of the United States” Commerce;
Federalism
Article I 2018-12-28
151 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
152 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
153 Bar Dues or Bar Don’t? Compelled Fees and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2018-12-19
154 Home is Where the Habitat is: Supreme Court Addresses Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act Home is Where the Habitat is: Supreme Court Addresses Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act 2018-12-19
155 Congress’s Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies Impeachment 2018-12-19
156 Congress's Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies Congress's Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies 2018-12-19
157 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 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
158 Will the FTC Need to Rethink its Enforcement Playbook? Third Circuit Considers FTC’s Ability to Sue Based on Past Conduct Will the FTC Need to Rethink its Enforcement Playbook? Third Circuit Considers FTC’s Ability to Sue Based on Past Conduct 2018-12-18
159 Distribution Problems: Volcker Rule Exemption Raises Ambiguity Distribution Problems: Volcker Rule Exemption Raises Ambiguity 2018-12-17
160 Title IX: Who Determines the Legal Meaning of “Sex”? Title IX: Who Determines the Legal Meaning of “Sex”? 2018-12-12
161 District Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Asylum Restrictions on Unlawful Entrants at the Southern Border District Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Asylum Restrictions on Unlawful Entrants at the Southern Border 2018-12-11
162 State and Local Governments Pursue Judicial Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic State and Local Governments Pursue Judicial Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic 2018-12-06
163 CFTC and Virtual Currencies: New Court Rulings and Implications for Congress CFTC and Virtual Currencies: New Court Rulings and Implications for Congress 2018-12-06
164 Do “Secret Sales” Trigger the On-Sale Bar to Patentability under the America Invents Act? Intellectual Property Article I 2018-12-03
165 Schemes and False Statements: Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Anti-Fraud Liability Under Securities Laws Schemes and False Statements: Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Anti-Fraud Liability Under Securities Laws 2018-11-30
166 The “National Security Exception” and the World Trade Organization International Law / Law of Nations;
Justiciability;
Trade
2018-11-28
167 An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border 2018-11-27
168 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
169 Antitrust and the iPhone: Supreme Court to Consider Whether App Store Customers Can Sue Apple for Monopolization Antitrust and the iPhone: Supreme Court to Consider Whether App Store Customers Can Sue Apple for Monopolization 2018-11-23
170 Carpenter v. Murphy: A Death Row Inmate’s Appeal Depends on Whether an Oklahoma Indian Reservation Still Exists Carpenter v. Murphy: A Death Row Inmate’s Appeal Depends on Whether an Oklahoma Indian Reservation Still Exists 2018-11-16
171 Who Can Serve as Acting Attorney General Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-11-15
172 DACA: Litigation Status Update DACA: Litigation Status Update 2018-11-14
173 Federal District Court Enjoins the Department of Homeland Security from Terminating Temporary Protected Status Federal District Court Enjoins the Department of Homeland Security from Terminating Temporary Protected Status 2018-11-09
174 California Dreamin’ of Privacy Regulation: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Congress California Dreamin’ of Privacy Regulation: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Congress 2018-11-01
175 The Citizenship Clause and “Birthright Citizenship”: A Brief Legal Overview The Citizenship Clause and “Birthright Citizenship”: A Brief Legal Overview 2018-11-01
176 High Court to Determine Proper Method to Serve Process on a Foreign Government Foreign Sovereign Immunity;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-26
177 Supreme Court Takes Indian Treaty Right-to-Travel Case Supreme Court Takes Indian Treaty Right-to-Travel Case 2018-10-25
178 What Legal Obligations do Internet Companies Have to Prevent and Respond to a Data Breach? What Legal Obligations do Internet Companies Have to Prevent and Respond to a Data Breach? 2018-10-25
179 The United States and the “World Court” International Law / Law of Nations Article I;
Article II
2018-10-17
180 The Music Modernization Act: Extending Copyright Protection to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-15
181 An Avalanche of Arbitration: Three Federal Arbitration Act Cases at the Supreme Court An Avalanche of Arbitration: Three Federal Arbitration Act Cases at the Supreme Court 2018-10-12
182 House Passes Bill to Amend the Federal “Crime of Violence” Definition House Passes Bill to Amend the Federal “Crime of Violence” Definition 2018-10-11
183 Deference and its Discontents: Will the Supreme Court Overrule Chevron? Administrative Agencies; Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-11
184 Statutory Canon Aimed at International Organization Immunity Courts and Tribunals;
Statutory Interpretation
Article III 2018-10-05
185 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
186 When Can Copyright Holders Sue?: Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Copyright Registration Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-05
187 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
188 EPA Proposes the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-26
189 EPA Proposes New Permitting Test for Power Plant Modifications Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-25
190 Can a Foreign Employee of a Foreign Company be Federally Prosecuted for Foreign Bribery? Can a Foreign Employee of a Foreign Company be Federally Prosecuted for Foreign Bribery? 2018-09-19
191 Are Excessive Fines Fundamentally Unfair? Are Excessive Fines Fundamentally Unfair? 2018-09-12
192 3D-Printed Guns: An Overview of Recent Legal Developments Firearms First Amendment;
Second Amendment
2018-09-11
193 Will courts clarify the implied false certification theory? Ninth Circuit holds that the Supreme Court established a mandatory test, but the issue remains unsettled 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
194 Is Cy Pres A-OK? Supreme Court to Consider When Class Action Settlements Can Pay a Charity Instead of Class Members Is Cy Pres A-OK? Supreme Court to Consider When Class Action Settlements Can Pay a Charity Instead of Class Members 2018-09-06
195 Déjà Vu All Over Again: States Renew Constitutional Challenge to the ACA’s Individual Mandate Déjà Vu All Over Again: States Renew Constitutional Challenge to the ACA’s Individual Mandate 2018-09-05
196 Supreme Court Nomination: CRS Products Supreme Court Nomination: CRS Products 2018-08-31
197 How Hard Should it be to Discharge a Student Loan in Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-08-27
198 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
199 Loan Sharking Isn’t a Violent Crime? Loan Sharking Isn’t a Violent Crime? 2018-08-22
200 Calling Balls and Strikes: Ethics and Supreme Court Justices Calling Balls and Strikes: Ethics and Supreme Court Justices 2018-08-20
201 When Does Double Prosecution Count as Double Jeopardy? When Does Double Prosecution Count as Double Jeopardy? 2018-08-16
202 IRS Will No Longer Require Disclosure of Certain Nonprofit Donor Information IRS Will No Longer Require Disclosure of Certain Nonprofit Donor Information 2018-08-14
203 Can the President Pardon Contempt of Court? Probably Yes. Can the President Pardon Contempt of Court? Probably Yes. 2018-08-10
204 Oops: When Does a Plain Error in Calculating a Defendant’s Sentencing Guidelines Range Warrant Resentencing? Oops: When Does a Plain Error in Calculating a Defendant’s Sentencing Guidelines Range Warrant Resentencing? 2018-08-08
205 Abortion, Justice Kennedy, and Judge Kavanaugh Abortion;
Privacy;
Supreme Court;
First Amendment;
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-08-08
206 Advising the President: Rules Governing Access and Accountability of Presidential Advisors Advising the President: Rules Governing Access and Accountability of Presidential Advisors 2018-08-06
207 Family Separation at the Border and the Ms. L. Litigation Family Separation at the Border and the Ms. L. Litigation 2018-07-31
208 Hostage-Taking Statute Covers Kidnapping for Ransom Abroad Hostage-Taking Statute Covers Kidnapping for Ransom Abroad 2018-07-30
209 Only Minimal Impact on Commerce Needed for Attempted Bombing Only Minimal Impact on Commerce Needed for Attempted Bombing 2018-07-26
210 Fannie & Freddie Investors Turn to Congress After S. Ct. Declines to Resurrect Their Legal Claims Takings and Eminent Domain Fifth Amendment 2018-07-25
211 The Essential Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Reader: What Cases Should You Read? The Essential Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Reader: What Cases Should You Read? 2018-07-25
212 Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Roll Law Comports with National Voter Registration Act Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-07-24
213 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
214 Patent Owners May Recover Foreign-Based Damages in Certain Infringement Cases Intellectual Property Article I 2018-07-20
215 Supreme Court Invalidates Public-Sector Union Agency Fees: Considerations for Congress in the Wake of Janus Supreme Court Invalidates Public-Sector Union Agency Fees: Considerations for Congress in the Wake of Janus 2018-07-20
216 Military Commission Judges Do Not Have Unilateral Power to Punish for Contempt Courts and Tribunals;
Military
Article III;
Article I
2018-07-18
217 Can a President Amend Regulations by Executive Order? Administrative Agencies; Executive Powers; Separation of Powers Article I; Article II 2018-07-18
218 Brett M. Kavanaugh: Selected Primary Material Brett M. Kavanaugh: Selected Primary Material 2018-07-17
219 Media Consolidation: United States v. AT&T and Implications for Future Transactions Media Consolidation: United States v. AT&T and Implications for Future Transactions 2018-07-16
220 Supreme Court Directs State Court to Decide Whether Indian Tribe Can Invoke Sovereign Immunity in Property Dispute Supreme Court Directs State Court to Decide Whether Indian Tribe Can Invoke Sovereign Immunity in Property Dispute 2018-07-16
221 U.S. District Court Holds U.S. Citizen Can Challenge His Inclusion on “Kill List” Due Process Article III;
Amendment V
2018-07-10
222 Who Interprets Foreign Law in U.S. Federal Courts? Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-09
223 Questions Remain, Litigation Continues, over Military Service by Transgender Individuals Questions Remain, Litigation Continues, over Military Service by Transgender Individuals 2018-07-05
224 The Equal Rights Amendment: Close to Adoption? The Equal Rights Amendment: Close to Adoption? 2018-07-02
225 Partisan Gerrymandering: Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Standing and Maintains Legal Status Quo Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-02
226 When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime? When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime? 2018-06-29
227 Justice Kennedy Retires: Initial Considerations for Congress Justice Kennedy Retires: Initial Considerations for Congress 2018-06-28
228 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part I) Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part I) 2018-06-27
229 Organizing Executive Branch Agencies: Who Makes the Call? Organizing Executive Branch Agencies: Who Makes the Call? 2018-06-27
230 Supreme Court Drives Home Its Concern for Privacy in Collins v. Virginia Supreme Court Drives Home Its Concern for Privacy in Collins v. Virginia 2018-06-26
231 Supreme Court Takes Fourth Amendment Case about Cell Phone Location Data Supreme Court Takes Fourth Amendment Case about Cell Phone Location Data 2018-06-26
232 Supreme Court Holds That SEC Administrative Law Judges Are “Officers” Subject to the Appointments Clause Supreme Court Holds That SEC Administrative Law Judges Are “Officers” Subject to the Appointments Clause 2018-06-22
233 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
234 From Clamor to Calm: Restrictions on Speech at Polling Places Freedom of Speech; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-18
235 If You Rent a Car, Don’t Move the Seat Back If You Rent a Car, Don’t Move the Seat Back 2018-06-14
236 Class Actions are Back at the Supreme Court: Statutory Time Limits and “Serial Relitigation” of Class Certification Class Actions are Back at the Supreme Court: Statutory Time Limits and “Serial Relitigation” of Class Certification 2018-06-13
237 Concerted Activities and the NLRA after Epic Systems Concerted Activities and the NLRA after Epic Systems 2018-06-13
238 Extent of Habitat Protection Required for Indian Treaty Fishing Sites: Washington v. United States Extent of Habitat Protection Required for Indian Treaty Fishing Sites: Washington v. United States 2018-06-12
239 Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador: Key Takeaways and Analysis Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador: Key Takeaways and Analysis 2018-06-08
240 The Rise and Decline of the Alien Tort Statute Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-06-06
241 Victim Restitution: Attorneys’ Fees for Internal Investigations? Victim Restitution: Attorneys’ Fees for Internal Investigations? 2018-06-05
242 Masterpiece Cakeshop: Proving Government Hostility to Religion Freedom of Religion; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-05
243 What Happens When Five Supreme Court Justices Can’t Agree? Supreme Court Article III 2018-06-04
244 Criminal Defendant’s Sixth Amendment Right to Autonomy in Maintaining Innocence Criminal Defendant’s Sixth Amendment Right to Autonomy in Maintaining Innocence 2018-06-04
245 An Epic Decision from the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Rules Employee Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable An Epic Decision from the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Rules Employee Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable 2018-05-31
246 Following the Money: Should Federal Law Require Litigants to Disclose Litigation Funding Agreements? Following the Money: Should Federal Law Require Litigants to Disclose Litigation Funding Agreements? 2018-05-31
247 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
248 (Robo)Call Me Maybe: Robocalls to Wireless Phones Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (Robo)Call Me Maybe: Robocalls to Wireless Phones Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 2018-05-29
249 DACA Rescission: Legal Issues and Litigation Status DACA Rescission: Legal Issues and Litigation Status 2018-05-23
250 Supreme Court Strikes Down “Partial” Administrative Reviews of Patent Claims Intellectual Property Article I 2018-05-23
251 Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations 2018-05-23
252 Is There Liability for Cross-Border Shooting? Is There Liability for Cross-Border Shooting? 2018-05-22
253 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
254 The Supreme Court Bets Against Commandeering: Murphy v. NCAA, Sports Gambling, and Federalism The Supreme Court Bets Against Commandeering: Murphy v. NCAA, Sports Gambling, and Federalism 2018-05-16
255 Judicial Review of Rescissions and Deferrals Under the Impoundment Control Act Judicial Review of Rescissions and Deferrals Under the Impoundment Control Act 2018-05-14
256 United States Off the Hook for Vacated Terror Judgment against Libya Takings and Eminent Domain Amendment V 2018-05-08
257 DOJ Grant Conditions Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Litigation Update DOJ Grant Conditions Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Litigation Update 2018-05-04
258 Courts Weigh Access to the Internet under the Americans with Disabilities Act Courts Weigh Access to the Internet under the Americans with Disabilities Act 2018-05-04
259 Compelling Presidential Compliance with a Judicial Subpoena Compelling Presidential Compliance with a Judicial Subpoena 2018-05-04
260 The Travel Ban Case and Nationwide Injunctions The Travel Ban Case and Nationwide Injunctions 2018-05-02
261 Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data Under the CLOUD Act Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data Under the CLOUD Act 2018-05-02
262 Third Circuit Invalidates De Facto Life Sentences for “Non-Incorrigible” Juvenile Offenders Third Circuit Invalidates De Facto Life Sentences for “Non-Incorrigible” Juvenile Offenders 2018-04-30
263 District Court Enjoins DACA Phase-Out: Explanation and Takeaways District Court Enjoins DACA Phase-Out: Explanation and Takeaways 2018-04-26
264 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
265 Overview of “Travel Ban” Litigation and Recent Developments Overview of “Travel Ban” Litigation and Recent Developments 2018-04-23
266 Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC Administrative Law Judges Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC Administrative Law Judges 2018-04-20
267 The President’s Authority to Use the National Guard or the Armed Forces to Secure the Border Military Article II 2018-04-19
268 Murderous Schemes Are Not Violent Crimes? Murderous Schemes Are Not Violent Crimes? 2018-04-17
269 No Overtime for Auto Service Advisors after Court’s “Fair Reading” of the FLSA No Overtime for Auto Service Advisors after Court’s “Fair Reading” of the FLSA 2018-04-16
270 ATF’s Ability to Regulate “Bump Stocks” ATF’s Ability to Regulate “Bump Stocks” 2018-04-11
271 When the City Goes Broke: Pensions, Retirees, and Municipal Bankruptcies Bankruptcy Article I 2018-04-10
272 Mississippi Court Halts Enforcement of New Abortion Law Mississippi Court Halts Enforcement of New Abortion Law 2018-04-10
273 Tort and Litigation Reform in the 115th Congress Tort and Litigation Reform in the 115th Congress 2018-04-10
274 Commerce Department Announces Citizenship Question on 2020 Census and Lawsuits Filed Commerce Department Announces Citizenship Question on 2020 Census and Lawsuits Filed 2018-04-06
275 The End of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program: Some Immediate Takeaways The End of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program: Some Immediate Takeaways 2018-04-05
276 Can Aliens in Immigration Proceedings Be Detained Indefinitely? High Court Rules on Statutory, but not Constitutional Authority Can Aliens in Immigration Proceedings Be Detained Indefinitely? High Court Rules on Statutory, but not Constitutional Authority 2018-04-03
277 Supreme Court Considering Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case This Term Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-04-02
278 District Court Decision May Help Pave the Way for Trump Administration’s Border Wall Plans District Court Decision May Help Pave the Way for Trump Administration’s Border Wall Plans 2018-04-02
279 Federal “Right-to-Try” Legislation: Legal Considerations Federal “Right-to-Try” Legislation: Legal Considerations 2018-03-30
280 Clarifying “Gibberish”: Supreme Court Holds That State Courts Can Hear Securities Act Lawsuits Clarifying “Gibberish”: Supreme Court Holds That State Courts Can Hear Securities Act Lawsuits 2018-03-29
281 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
282 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
283 Whose Line is it Anyway: Could Congress Give the President a Line-Item Veto? Whose Line is it Anyway: Could Congress Give the President a Line-Item Veto? 2018-03-27
284 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
285 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
286 Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers? Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers? 2018-03-20
287 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
288 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part I) Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part I) 2018-03-16
289 Jurisdiction Stripping: When May Congress Prohibit the Courts from Hearing a Case? Justiciability;
Civil Procedure 
Article III 2018-03-15
290 Can the Government Prohibit 18-Year-Olds from Purchasing Firearms? Can the Government Prohibit 18-Year-Olds from Purchasing Firearms? 2018-03-13
291 The Constitutionality of Censuring the President The Constitutionality of Censuring the President 2018-03-12
292 Supreme Court Interprets Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections: Implications for Securities Law and Beyond Supreme Court;
Securities
2018-03-08
293 Does Executive Privilege Apply to the Communications of a President-elect? Does Executive Privilege Apply to the Communications of a President-elect? 2018-03-08
294 How Hard Should It Be To Bring a Class Action? How Hard Should It Be To Bring a Class Action? 2018-03-07
295 The Latest on the SEC’s Consideration of the Proposed Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange The Latest on the SEC’s Consideration of the Proposed Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange 2018-03-07
296 Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Legal Developments and FDA’s Role Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Legal Developments and FDA’s Role 2018-03-06
297 Material Support for Terrorism Is Not Always an “Act of International Terrorism,” Second Circuit Holds Material Support for Terrorism Is Not Always an “Act of International Terrorism,” Second Circuit Holds 2018-03-05
298 A Bar Bouncer Equivalent for Planes in Flight A Bar Bouncer Equivalent for Planes in Flight 2018-03-05
299 Sex Offenders and Supervised Release Revocation: Constitutional? Sex Offenders and Supervised Release Revocation: Constitutional? 2018-03-01
300 So, Now Can Menachem Zivotofsky Get His Passport Reissued to Say “Israel”? Separation of Powers;
Executive Powers
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-01
301 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part II) Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part II) 2018-02-26
302 Supreme Court to Hear Digital Privacy Case: Can the Government Obtain Emails Stored Abroad? Supreme Court to Hear Digital Privacy Case: Can the Government Obtain Emails Stored Abroad? 2018-02-23
303 Russians Indicted for Online Election Trolling Russians Indicted for Online Election Trolling 2018-02-21
304 How Broad A Shield? A Brief Overview of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act How Broad A Shield? A Brief Overview of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 2018-02-21
305 Civil-Suit Provision in House-Passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill (H.R. 38): Scope and Application Civil-Suit Provision in House-Passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill (H.R. 38): Scope and Application 2018-02-21
306 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
307 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part I Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part I 2018-02-20
308 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part II Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part II 2018-02-20
309 HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements 2018-02-15
310 The Half Trillion Dollar Ruling: Latest Dodd-Frank Case Narrows “Skin-in-the-Game” Rule The Half Trillion Dollar Ruling: Latest Dodd-Frank Case Narrows “Skin-in-the-Game” Rule 2018-02-14
311 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part I D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part I 2018-02-12
312 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part II D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part II 2018-02-12
313 Would it Violate Equal Protection to Prohibit Naturalized “Dreamers” from Sponsoring their Parents for Immigrant Visas? Would it Violate Equal Protection to Prohibit Naturalized “Dreamers” from Sponsoring their Parents for Immigrant Visas? 2018-02-12
314 Association Health Plans: Some Key Aspects of the Labor Department’s Proposed Rule Association Health Plans: Some Key Aspects of the Labor Department’s Proposed Rule 2018-02-09
315 Addressing Sexual Harassment by Modifying the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: A Look at Key Provisions in H.R. 4924 Addressing Sexual Harassment by Modifying the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: A Look at Key Provisions in H.R. 4924 2018-02-07
316 Criminal Prohibitions on Disclosing the Identities of Covert Intelligence Assets Freedom of Speech;
Intelligence
Amendment I 2018-02-06
317 Clean Water Rule Challenges Must Begin in Federal District Courts, Supreme Court Holds Supreme Court Article III 2018-01-31
318 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
319 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
320 Amateur Strip-Club Arrests: Probable Cause & Qualified Immunity Amateur Strip-Club Arrests: Probable Cause & Qualified Immunity 2018-01-24
321 Is Impossibility Preemption Impossible? Federal Drug Law and Preemption of State Tort Claims Is Impossibility Preemption Impossible? Federal Drug Law and Preemption of State Tort Claims 2018-01-19
322 NLRB Rejects Former Standards Following Appointment of New Members NLRB Rejects Former Standards Following Appointment of New Members 2018-01-18
323 Should Federal Law Restrict Where a Company May File Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-01-18
324 Will the Supreme Court Address States’ Power to Require that Retailers Tax Internet Sales? Will the Supreme Court Address States’ Power to Require that Retailers Tax Internet Sales? 2018-01-16
325 Marbury v. Madison Returns! The Supreme Court Considers the Scope of “Judicial” Power Marbury v. Madison Returns! The Supreme Court Considers the Scope of “Judicial” Power 2018-01-16
326 House Judiciary to Mark Up H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act House Judiciary to Mark Up H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act 2018-01-16
327 The Logan Act: An Overview of a Sometimes Forgotten 18th Century Law The Logan Act: An Overview of a Sometimes Forgotten 18th Century Law 2018-01-12
328 Who’s the Boss at the CFPB? Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-01-11
329 Attorney General’s Memorandum on Federal Marijuana Enforcement: Possible Impacts Attorney General’s Memorandum on Federal Marijuana Enforcement: Possible Impacts 2018-01-10
330 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part II) Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part II) 2018-01-10
331 Supreme Court to Hear Voter Roll Case: What Are the Implications? Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-01-09
332 Congress Considers Reform to Queries of FISA Information as Reauthorization Deadline Approaches Congress Considers Reform to Queries of FISA Information as Reauthorization Deadline Approaches 2018-01-08
333 Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 2018-01-08
334 EPA Proposes to Repeal the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-01-04
335 What Happens if H.R. 1 Conflicts with U.S. Tax Treaties? What Happens if H.R. 1 Conflicts with U.S. Tax Treaties? 2017-12-19
336 The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases 2017-12-18
337 Federal Procurement Law & Natural Disasters Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2017-12-14
338 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
339 Suing Subway: When Does a Class Action Settlement Benefit Only the Lawyers? Suing Subway: When Does a Class Action Settlement Benefit Only the Lawyers? 2017-12-12
340 Killing Endangered Species: What’s Reasonable Self-Defense? Killing Endangered Species: What’s Reasonable Self-Defense? 2017-11-29
341 Supreme Court Reiterates Congress’s Exclusive Role in Regulating Lower Federal Court Jurisdiction Supreme Court Reiterates Congress’s Exclusive Role in Regulating Lower Federal Court Jurisdiction 2017-11-29
342 Fibbing to Get a Lawyer: Circuits Split on Punishment Fibbing to Get a Lawyer: Circuits Split on Punishment 2017-11-27
343 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part I) The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part I) 2017-11-27
344 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part II) The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part II) 2017-11-27
345 Joint Employment and the Save Local Business Act Joint Employment and the Save Local Business Act 2017-11-15
346 The Latest Chapter in Insider Trading Law: Major Circuit Decision Expands Scope of Liability for Trading on a “Tip” The Latest Chapter in Insider Trading Law: Major Circuit Decision Expands Scope of Liability for Trading on a “Tip” 2017-11-14
347 In Any Way, Shape, or Form? What Qualifies As “Any Court” under the Gun Control Act? In Any Way, Shape, or Form? What Qualifies As “Any Court” under the Gun Control Act? 2017-11-14
348 Two-Sided Credit Card Markets: The Supreme Court Takes Up Novel Antitrust Issue Two-Sided Credit Card Markets: The Supreme Court Takes Up Novel Antitrust Issue 2017-11-13
349 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
350 A Second Amendment Right to Sell Firearms? The Ninth Circuit, Sitting En Banc, Weighs In A Second Amendment Right to Sell Firearms? The Ninth Circuit, Sitting En Banc, Weighs In 2017-11-02
351 Federal Agencies Disagree Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title VII Federal Agencies Disagree Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title VII 2017-11-01
352 Out of Office: Vacancies, Acting Officers, and Day 301 Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2017-11-01
353 Hundreds of Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits Have Been Filed—What are their Chances? Hundreds of Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits Have Been Filed—What are their Chances? 2017-11-01
354 Treasury Proposes Rule That Could Deliver a “Death Sentence” to Chinese Bank Commerce;
Due Process
Article I;
Fifth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-30
355 Department of Health and Human Services Halts Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments Department of Health and Human Services Halts Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments 2017-10-26
356 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
357 Down to a Science (and Technology): Tribe’s Patent Assignment Deals Extend to High-Tech Patents Down to a Science (and Technology): Tribe’s Patent Assignment Deals Extend to High-Tech Patents 2017-10-19
358 Blowing the Whistle Indoors: Can Internal Whistleblowers Sue for Retaliation Under Dodd-Frank? Supreme Court;
Securities
2017-10-19
359 When Silence Isn’t Golden: Omissions Liability under Securities Laws When Silence Isn’t Golden: Omissions Liability under Securities Laws 2017-10-17
360 Supreme Court to Address State Court Jurisdiction over Federal Securities Lawsuits Supreme Court to Address State Court Jurisdiction over Federal Securities Lawsuits 2017-10-16
361 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
362 Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case On October 3 Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-02
363 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 1 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05
364 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 2 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05