Beyond the Constitution Annotated: Table of Additional Resources

Title Topic(s) Constitutional Provision(s) Date Published
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 The Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution Emoluments Article I;
Article II
2019-09-24
17 Supreme Court October Term 2018: A Review of Selected Major Rulings Supreme Court 2019-08-23
18 Sidewalks, Streets, and Tweets: Is Twitter a Public Forum? Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-07-09
19 Drug Price Disclosures and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech First Amendment 2019-07-09
20 Federal Court Temporarily Blocks a Portion of the Administration’s Border Wall Funding 2019-07-05
21 The Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census 2019-07-05
22 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
23 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
24 Congressional Access to the President’s Federal Tax Returns Legislative Powers;
Taxation
Article I 2019-07-02
25 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
26 No More Lemon Law? Supreme Court Rethinks Religious Establishment Analysis Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-06-21
27 Gun Crime Penalty Tossed 2019-06-20
28 Supreme Court Vacates Another Opinion Applying Antidiscrimination Laws to Religious Objectors Freedom of Religion First Amendment 2019-06-19
29 Regulating Big Tech: Legal Implications Commerce;
Freedom of Speech
First Amendment 2019-06-17
30 Preemptive Strike: Does Federal Law Displace State Regulation of Student Loan Servicers? Education;
Preemption;
Student Loans
Article VI 2019-05-31
31 Enforcing Federal Privacy Law—Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action 2019-05-31
32 Legislative Purpose and Adviser Immunity in Congressional Investigations 2019-05-24
33 An Overview of State and Federal Authority to Impose Vaccination Requirements 2019-05-22
34 Fetal Viability and the Alabama Human Life Protection Act 2019-05-17
35 Attorney General Rules that Unlawful Entrants Generally Must Remain Detained While Asylum Claims Are Considered 2019-05-10
36 Does ATF’s Bump-Stock Ban Comport with the APA? 2019-05-08
37 The Department of Homeland Security’s Reported “Metering” Policy: Legal Issues 2019-04-29
38 When Can the Firearm Industry Be Sued? 2019-04-24
39 Lies and Schemes: Supreme Court Expands Securities Fraud Liability 2019-04-24
40 When Does the Government Have to Disclose Private Business Information in its Possession? 2019-04-24
41 Frequently Asked Questions about the Julian Assange Charges 2019-04-22
42 Making it a Priority: What Happens to Employee Claims When a Business Declares Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2019-04-17
43 Drilling Under New Wyoming Leases on Hold as Judge Requires BLM to Reconsider Impacts on Climate Change 2019-04-17
44 Balance Billing: Current Legal Landscape and Proposed Federal Solutions 2019-04-15
45 Nielsen v. Preap: High Court Clarifies Application of Immigration Detention Statute to Criminal Aliens 2019-04-12
46 SCOTUS: Yakama Treaty Travel Right Preempts Washington State’s Fuels Tax 2019-04-05
47 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
48 Continuing Legal Education: What’s Required and Opportunities for Members and Staff to Satisfy Those Requirements 2019-03-25
49 VAWA Reauthorization: Substantive Criminal Law Proposals 2019-03-20
50 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
51 Huawei v. United States: The Bill of Attainder Clause and Huawei’s Lawsuit Against the United States 2019-03-14
52 Racial Gerrymandering: Past Cases and the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decision in Bethune-Hill II 2019-03-13
53 The CREATES Act of 2019 and Lowering Drug Prices: Legal Background & Overview 2019-03-12
54 The Special Counsel’s Report: What Do Current DOJ Regulations Require? 2019-03-08
55 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
56 Justice Department Reverses Stand on Gambling Statute 2019-03-06
57 Title IX and Sexual Harassment: Education Department Proposes New Regulations 2019-03-04
58 Definition of National Emergency under the National Emergencies Act Separation of Powers;
Statutory Interpretation
Article I;
Article II
2019-03-01
59 Stock Buybacks: Background and Reform Proposals 2019-02-27
60 Google Fined for Violation of EU Data Protection Law 2019-02-25
61 Overview of Legal Challenges to the FCC’s 5G Order on Small Cell Siting 2019-02-25
62 NLRB Adopts New Standard for Identifying Covered Employees 2019-02-19
63 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part I Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
64 Supreme Court Cert Grant Creates Uncertainty in Post-Heller World: Part II Firearms;
Supreme Court
Second Amendment 2019-02-14
65 Receipt of $4.7 Billion Is Not Always a Benefit 2019-02-12
66 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part One Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
67 Supreme Court May Reconsider Establishment Clause Jurisprudence in Challenge to Cross Display: Part Two Freedom of Religion;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2019-02-12
68 Court Stays Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law 2019-02-11
69 President Encourages Agencies to Buy American-Produced Goods & Materials 2019-02-08
70 A Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court? Legal Questions and Considerations Supreme Court Article III 2019-02-06
71 Is the Trump Administration Rethinking Title VI? 2019-02-04
72 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disqualification 2019-02-01
73 “Migrant Protection Protocols”: Legal Issues Related to DHS’s Plan to Require Arriving Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico 2019-02-01
74 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 1: Declarations Currently in Effect 2019-02-01
75 Declarations under the National Emergencies Act, Part 2: Declarations No Longer in Effect 2019-02-01
76 Reexamining the Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan Defense to Insider Trading 2019-01-31
77 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
78 Veterans’ Benefits and Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Article I 2019-01-25
79 Is the Indian Child Welfare Act Constitutional? 2019-01-22
80 Asylum and Related Protections for Aliens Who Fear Gang and Domestic Violence 2019-01-15
81 Are DACA Recipients Eligible for Federal Employment? 2019-01-15
82 Can the Department of Defense Build the Border Wall? Justiciability
Separation of Powers
Article I
Article II;
Article III
2019-01-10
83 How a Government Shutdown Affects Government Contracts Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2019-01-10
84 D.C. Circuit Affirms Joint Employer Standard in End-of-Year Decision 2019-01-07
85 Agreeing in Advance to Lose? Legal Considerations in Regulating Confessions of Judgment Due Process Fourteenth Amendment 2019-01-03
86 District Court Strikes the Individual Mandate and Declares the Affordable Care Act Invalid: What Happened and What Lies Ahead? 2019-01-02
87 The Special Counsel Investigation After the Attorney General’s Resignation 2019-01-02
88 Executive Branch Ethics and Financial Conflicts of Interest: Disclosure 2019-01-02
89 Wading Into the “Waters of the United States” Commerce;
Federalism
Article I 2018-12-28
90 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
91 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
92 Bar Dues or Bar Don’t? Compelled Fees and the First Amendment Freedom of Speech;
Supreme Court
First Amendment 2018-12-19
93 Home is Where the Habitat is: Supreme Court Addresses Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act 2018-12-19
94 Congress’s Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies Impeachment 2018-12-19
95 Congress's Authority to Influence and Control Executive Branch Agencies 2018-12-19
96 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
97 Will the FTC Need to Rethink its Enforcement Playbook? Third Circuit Considers FTC’s Ability to Sue Based on Past Conduct 2018-12-18
98 Distribution Problems: Volcker Rule Exemption Raises Ambiguity 2018-12-17
99 Title IX: Who Determines the Legal Meaning of “Sex”? 2018-12-12
100 District Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Asylum Restrictions on Unlawful Entrants at the Southern Border 2018-12-11
101 State and Local Governments Pursue Judicial Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic 2018-12-06
102 CFTC and Virtual Currencies: New Court Rulings and Implications for Congress 2018-12-06
103 Do “Secret Sales” Trigger the On-Sale Bar to Patentability under the America Invents Act? Intellectual Property Article I 2018-12-03
104 Schemes and False Statements: Supreme Court to Consider Scope of Anti-Fraud Liability Under Securities Laws 2018-11-30
105 The “National Security Exception” and the World Trade Organization International Law / Law of Nations;
Justiciability;
Trade
2018-11-28
106 An Overview of U.S. Immigration Laws Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Aliens at the Border 2018-11-27
107 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
108 Antitrust and the iPhone: Supreme Court to Consider Whether App Store Customers Can Sue Apple for Monopolization 2018-11-23
109 Carpenter v. Murphy: A Death Row Inmate’s Appeal Depends on Whether an Oklahoma Indian Reservation Still Exists 2018-11-16
110 Who Can Serve as Acting Attorney General Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-11-15
111 DACA: Litigation Status Update 2018-11-14
112 Federal District Court Enjoins the Department of Homeland Security from Terminating Temporary Protected Status 2018-11-09
113 California Dreamin’ of Privacy Regulation: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Congress 2018-11-01
114 The Citizenship Clause and “Birthright Citizenship”: A Brief Legal Overview 2018-11-01
115 High Court to Determine Proper Method to Serve Process on a Foreign Government Foreign Sovereign Immunity;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-26
116 Supreme Court Takes Indian Treaty Right-to-Travel Case 2018-10-25
117 What Legal Obligations do Internet Companies Have to Prevent and Respond to a Data Breach? 2018-10-25
118 The United States and the “World Court” International Law / Law of Nations Article I;
Article II
2018-10-17
119 The Music Modernization Act: Extending Copyright Protection to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-15
120 An Avalanche of Arbitration: Three Federal Arbitration Act Cases at the Supreme Court 2018-10-12
121 House Passes Bill to Amend the Federal “Crime of Violence” Definition 2018-10-11
122 Deference and its Discontents: Will the Supreme Court Overrule Chevron? Administrative Agencies; Separation of Powers;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-10-11
123 Statutory Canon Aimed at International Organization Immunity Courts and Tribunals;
Statutory Interpretation
Article III 2018-10-05
124 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
125 When Can Copyright Holders Sue?: Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Copyright Registration Intellectual Property Article I 2018-10-05
126 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
127 EPA Proposes the Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-26
128 EPA Proposes New Permitting Test for Power Plant Modifications Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-09-25
129 Can a Foreign Employee of a Foreign Company be Federally Prosecuted for Foreign Bribery? 2018-09-19
130 Are Excessive Fines Fundamentally Unfair? 2018-09-12
131 3D-Printed Guns: An Overview of Recent Legal Developments Firearms First Amendment;
Second Amendment
2018-09-11
132 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
133 Is Cy Pres A-OK? Supreme Court to Consider When Class Action Settlements Can Pay a Charity Instead of Class Members 2018-09-06
134 Déjà Vu All Over Again: States Renew Constitutional Challenge to the ACA’s Individual Mandate 2018-09-05
135 Supreme Court Nomination: CRS Products 2018-08-31
136 How Hard Should it be to Discharge a Student Loan in Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-08-27
137 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
138 Loan Sharking Isn’t a Violent Crime? 2018-08-22
139 Calling Balls and Strikes: Ethics and Supreme Court Justices 2018-08-20
140 When Does Double Prosecution Count as Double Jeopardy? 2018-08-16
141 IRS Will No Longer Require Disclosure of Certain Nonprofit Donor Information 2018-08-14
142 Can the President Pardon Contempt of Court? Probably Yes. 2018-08-10
143 Oops: When Does a Plain Error in Calculating a Defendant’s Sentencing Guidelines Range Warrant Resentencing? 2018-08-08
144 Abortion, Justice Kennedy, and Judge Kavanaugh Abortion;
Privacy;
Supreme Court;
First Amendment;
Fourth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-08-08
145 Advising the President: Rules Governing Access and Accountability of Presidential Advisors 2018-08-06
146 Family Separation at the Border and the Ms. L. Litigation 2018-07-31
147 Hostage-Taking Statute Covers Kidnapping for Ransom Abroad 2018-07-30
148 Only Minimal Impact on Commerce Needed for Attempted Bombing 2018-07-26
149 Fannie & Freddie Investors Turn to Congress After S. Ct. Declines to Resurrect Their Legal Claims Takings and Eminent Domain Fifth Amendment 2018-07-25
150 The Essential Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Reader: What Cases Should You Read? 2018-07-25
151 Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Roll Law Comports with National Voter Registration Act Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-07-24
152 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
153 Patent Owners May Recover Foreign-Based Damages in Certain Infringement Cases Intellectual Property Article I 2018-07-20
154 Supreme Court Invalidates Public-Sector Union Agency Fees: Considerations for Congress in the Wake of Janus 2018-07-20
155 Military Commission Judges Do Not Have Unilateral Power to Punish for Contempt Courts and Tribunals;
Military
Article III;
Article I
2018-07-18
156 Can a President Amend Regulations by Executive Order? Administrative Agencies; Executive Powers; Separation of Powers Article I; Article II 2018-07-18
157 Brett M. Kavanaugh: Selected Primary Material 2018-07-17
158 Media Consolidation: United States v. AT&T and Implications for Future Transactions 2018-07-16
159 Supreme Court Directs State Court to Decide Whether Indian Tribe Can Invoke Sovereign Immunity in Property Dispute 2018-07-16
160 U.S. District Court Holds U.S. Citizen Can Challenge His Inclusion on “Kill List” Due Process Article III;
Amendment V
2018-07-10
161 Who Interprets Foreign Law in U.S. Federal Courts? Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-09
162 Questions Remain, Litigation Continues, over Military Service by Transgender Individuals 2018-07-05
163 The Equal Rights Amendment: Close to Adoption? 2018-07-02
164 Partisan Gerrymandering: Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Standing and Maintains Legal Status Quo Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-07-02
165 When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime? 2018-06-29
166 Justice Kennedy Retires: Initial Considerations for Congress 2018-06-28
167 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part I) 2018-06-27
168 Organizing Executive Branch Agencies: Who Makes the Call? 2018-06-27
169 Supreme Court Drives Home Its Concern for Privacy in Collins v. Virginia 2018-06-26
170 Supreme Court Takes Fourth Amendment Case about Cell Phone Location Data 2018-06-26
171 Supreme Court Holds That SEC Administrative Law Judges Are “Officers” Subject to the Appointments Clause 2018-06-22
172 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
173 From Clamor to Calm: Restrictions on Speech at Polling Places Freedom of Speech; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-18
174 If You Rent a Car, Don’t Move the Seat Back 2018-06-14
175 Class Actions are Back at the Supreme Court: Statutory Time Limits and “Serial Relitigation” of Class Certification 2018-06-13
176 Concerted Activities and the NLRA after Epic Systems 2018-06-13
177 Extent of Habitat Protection Required for Indian Treaty Fishing Sites: Washington v. United States 2018-06-12
178 Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador: Key Takeaways and Analysis 2018-06-08
179 The Rise and Decline of the Alien Tort Statute Courts and Tribunals;
International Law / Law of Nations;
Supreme Court
Article III 2018-06-06
180 Victim Restitution: Attorneys’ Fees for Internal Investigations? 2018-06-05
181 Masterpiece Cakeshop: Proving Government Hostility to Religion Freedom of Religion; Supreme Court First Amendment 2018-06-05
182 What Happens When Five Supreme Court Justices Can’t Agree? Supreme Court Article III 2018-06-04
183 Criminal Defendant’s Sixth Amendment Right to Autonomy in Maintaining Innocence 2018-06-04
184 An Epic Decision from the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court Rules Employee Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable 2018-05-31
185 Following the Money: Should Federal Law Require Litigants to Disclose Litigation Funding Agreements? 2018-05-31
186 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
187 (Robo)Call Me Maybe: Robocalls to Wireless Phones Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 2018-05-29
188 DACA Rescission: Legal Issues and Litigation Status 2018-05-23
189 Supreme Court Strikes Down “Partial” Administrative Reviews of Patent Claims Intellectual Property Article I 2018-05-23
190 Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations 2018-05-23
191 Is There Liability for Cross-Border Shooting? 2018-05-22
192 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
193 The Supreme Court Bets Against Commandeering: Murphy v. NCAA, Sports Gambling, and Federalism 2018-05-16
194 Judicial Review of Rescissions and Deferrals Under the Impoundment Control Act 2018-05-14
195 United States Off the Hook for Vacated Terror Judgment against Libya Takings and Eminent Domain Amendment V 2018-05-08
196 DOJ Grant Conditions Targeting Sanctuary Jurisdictions: Litigation Update 2018-05-04
197 Courts Weigh Access to the Internet under the Americans with Disabilities Act 2018-05-04
198 Compelling Presidential Compliance with a Judicial Subpoena 2018-05-04
199 The Travel Ban Case and Nationwide Injunctions 2018-05-02
200 Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data Under the CLOUD Act 2018-05-02
201 Third Circuit Invalidates De Facto Life Sentences for “Non-Incorrigible” Juvenile Offenders 2018-04-30
202 District Court Enjoins DACA Phase-Out: Explanation and Takeaways 2018-04-26
203 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
204 Overview of “Travel Ban” Litigation and Recent Developments 2018-04-23
205 Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC Administrative Law Judges 2018-04-20
206 The President’s Authority to Use the National Guard or the Armed Forces to Secure the Border Military Article II 2018-04-19
207 Murderous Schemes Are Not Violent Crimes? 2018-04-17
208 No Overtime for Auto Service Advisors after Court’s “Fair Reading” of the FLSA 2018-04-16
209 ATF’s Ability to Regulate “Bump Stocks” 2018-04-11
210 When the City Goes Broke: Pensions, Retirees, and Municipal Bankruptcies Bankruptcy Article I 2018-04-10
211 Mississippi Court Halts Enforcement of New Abortion Law 2018-04-10
212 Tort and Litigation Reform in the 115th Congress 2018-04-10
213 Commerce Department Announces Citizenship Question on 2020 Census and Lawsuits Filed 2018-04-06
214 The End of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program: Some Immediate Takeaways 2018-04-05
215 Can Aliens in Immigration Proceedings Be Detained Indefinitely? High Court Rules on Statutory, but not Constitutional Authority 2018-04-03
216 Supreme Court Considering Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case This Term Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I;
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2018-04-02
217 District Court Decision May Help Pave the Way for Trump Administration’s Border Wall Plans 2018-04-02
218 Federal “Right-to-Try” Legislation: Legal Considerations 2018-03-30
219 Clarifying “Gibberish”: Supreme Court Holds That State Courts Can Hear Securities Act Lawsuits 2018-03-29
220 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
221 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
222 Whose Line is it Anyway: Could Congress Give the President a Line-Item Veto? 2018-03-27
223 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
224 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
225 Net Neutrality: Will the FTC Have Authority Over Broadband Service Providers? 2018-03-20
226 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
227 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part I) 2018-03-16
228 Jurisdiction Stripping: When May Congress Prohibit the Courts from Hearing a Case? Justiciability;
Civil Procedure 
Article III 2018-03-15
229 Can the Government Prohibit 18-Year-Olds from Purchasing Firearms? 2018-03-13
230 The Constitutionality of Censuring the President 2018-03-12
231 Supreme Court Interprets Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections: Implications for Securities Law and Beyond Supreme Court;
Securities
2018-03-08
232 Does Executive Privilege Apply to the Communications of a President-elect? 2018-03-08
233 How Hard Should It Be To Bring a Class Action? 2018-03-07
234 The Latest on the SEC’s Consideration of the Proposed Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange 2018-03-07
235 Responding to the Opioid Epidemic: Legal Developments and FDA’s Role 2018-03-06
236 Material Support for Terrorism Is Not Always an “Act of International Terrorism,” Second Circuit Holds 2018-03-05
237 A Bar Bouncer Equivalent for Planes in Flight 2018-03-05
238 Sex Offenders and Supervised Release Revocation: Constitutional? 2018-03-01
239 So, Now Can Menachem Zivotofsky Get His Passport Reissued to Say “Israel”? Separation of Powers;
Executive Powers
Article I;
Article II
2018-03-01
240 Public Sector Union Dues: Grappling with Fixed Stars and Stare Decisis (Part II) 2018-02-26
241 Supreme Court to Hear Digital Privacy Case: Can the Government Obtain Emails Stored Abroad? 2018-02-23
242 Russians Indicted for Online Election Trolling 2018-02-21
243 How Broad A Shield? A Brief Overview of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 2018-02-21
244 Civil-Suit Provision in House-Passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill (H.R. 38): Scope and Application 2018-02-21
245 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
246 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part I 2018-02-20
247 Where Can Corporations Be Sued for Patent Infringement? Part II 2018-02-20
248 HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements 2018-02-15
249 The Half Trillion Dollar Ruling: Latest Dodd-Frank Case Narrows “Skin-in-the-Game” Rule 2018-02-14
250 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part I 2018-02-12
251 D.C. Circuit Upholds as Constitutional the Structure of the CFPB – Part II 2018-02-12
252 Would it Violate Equal Protection to Prohibit Naturalized “Dreamers” from Sponsoring their Parents for Immigrant Visas? 2018-02-12
253 Association Health Plans: Some Key Aspects of the Labor Department’s Proposed Rule 2018-02-09
254 Addressing Sexual Harassment by Modifying the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: A Look at Key Provisions in H.R. 4924 2018-02-07
255 Criminal Prohibitions on Disclosing the Identities of Covert Intelligence Assets Freedom of Speech;
Intelligence
Amendment I 2018-02-06
256 Clean Water Rule Challenges Must Begin in Federal District Courts, Supreme Court Holds Supreme Court Article III 2018-01-31
257 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
258 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
259 Amateur Strip-Club Arrests: Probable Cause & Qualified Immunity 2018-01-24
260 Is Impossibility Preemption Impossible? Federal Drug Law and Preemption of State Tort Claims 2018-01-19
261 NLRB Rejects Former Standards Following Appointment of New Members 2018-01-18
262 Should Federal Law Restrict Where a Company May File Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy Article I 2018-01-18
263 Will the Supreme Court Address States’ Power to Require that Retailers Tax Internet Sales? 2018-01-16
264 Marbury v. Madison Returns! The Supreme Court Considers the Scope of “Judicial” Power 2018-01-16
265 House Judiciary to Mark Up H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence Act 2018-01-16
266 The Logan Act: An Overview of a Sometimes Forgotten 18th Century Law 2018-01-12
267 Who’s the Boss at the CFPB? Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2018-01-11
268 Attorney General’s Memorandum on Federal Marijuana Enforcement: Possible Impacts 2018-01-10
269 Facing the FACT Act: Abortion and Free Speech (Part II) 2018-01-10
270 Supreme Court to Hear Voter Roll Case: What Are the Implications? Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
Article I 2018-01-09
271 Congress Considers Reform to Queries of FISA Information as Reauthorization Deadline Approaches 2018-01-08
272 Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 2018-01-08
273 EPA Proposes to Repeal the Clean Power Plan Administrative Agencies;
Executive Powers;
Federalism
Article II 2018-01-04
274 What Happens if H.R. 1 Conflicts with U.S. Tax Treaties? 2017-12-19
275 The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases 2017-12-18
276 Federal Procurement Law & Natural Disasters Commerce;
Contracts
Article I 2017-12-14
277 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
278 Suing Subway: When Does a Class Action Settlement Benefit Only the Lawyers? 2017-12-12
279 Killing Endangered Species: What’s Reasonable Self-Defense? 2017-11-29
280 Supreme Court Reiterates Congress’s Exclusive Role in Regulating Lower Federal Court Jurisdiction 2017-11-29
281 Fibbing to Get a Lawyer: Circuits Split on Punishment 2017-11-27
282 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part I) 2017-11-27
283 The Federal Government's Plenary Immigration Power Collides with the Constitutional Right to an Abortion (Part II) 2017-11-27
284 Joint Employment and the Save Local Business Act 2017-11-15
285 The Latest Chapter in Insider Trading Law: Major Circuit Decision Expands Scope of Liability for Trading on a “Tip” 2017-11-14
286 In Any Way, Shape, or Form? What Qualifies As “Any Court” under the Gun Control Act? 2017-11-14
287 Two-Sided Credit Card Markets: The Supreme Court Takes Up Novel Antitrust Issue 2017-11-13
288 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
289 A Second Amendment Right to Sell Firearms? The Ninth Circuit, Sitting En Banc, Weighs In 2017-11-02
290 Federal Agencies Disagree Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Prohibited by Title VII 2017-11-01
291 Out of Office: Vacancies, Acting Officers, and Day 301 Appointment and Removal Powers Article II 2017-11-01
292 Hundreds of Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits Have Been Filed—What are their Chances? 2017-11-01
293 Treasury Proposes Rule That Could Deliver a “Death Sentence” to Chinese Bank Commerce;
Due Process
Article I;
Fifth Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-30
294 Department of Health and Human Services Halts Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments 2017-10-26
295 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
296 Down to a Science (and Technology): Tribe’s Patent Assignment Deals Extend to High-Tech Patents 2017-10-19
297 Blowing the Whistle Indoors: Can Internal Whistleblowers Sue for Retaliation Under Dodd-Frank? Supreme Court;
Securities
2017-10-19
298 When Silence Isn’t Golden: Omissions Liability under Securities Laws 2017-10-17
299 Supreme Court to Address State Court Jurisdiction over Federal Securities Lawsuits 2017-10-16
300 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
301 Supreme Court To Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case On October 3 Elections and Voting Rights;
Supreme Court
First Amendment;
Fourteenth Amendment
2017-10-02
302 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 1 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05
303 D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA’s Efforts to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons: Part 2 Administrative Agencies;
Commerce;
Executive Powers
Article II 2017-09-05