Article 1, Section 9: Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax is unconstitutional because it is an unapportioned direct tax.
1A Religion: Catholics lose challenge to New York regulation forcing religious groups to fund abortions.
1A: Pamela Geller takes fight against D.C. transit authority to the Supreme Court; authority rejected her ads, then adopted policy against political ads
1A: Supreme Court turns away appeal by high school football coach who kneeled and prayed at games, but resolution of factual issues might make appeal possible later
Free Expression: ICYMI “65-year-old Swedish woman sentenced to prison for criticising Islam and migration”
1A: Massachusetts Supreme Court is asked to decide whether a state rule limiting campaign contributions by corporations can stand when unions are not under the same restrictions
1A Right of Association: Minnesota home health workers challenge exclusive representation by SEIU as violation of associational rights after only 13 percent voted in favor of the union
Gun Rights: Brazil’s new President relaxes gun restrictions to combat high murder rate
4A: pretrial detention based on fabricated evidence violates the Fourth Amendment, 7th Circuit rules
5A Eminent Domain: California cooks up plans to let locales seize beachfront properties, rent them out to deal with climate change sea level rise. Ca-ching, Ca-ching!
14A Equal Protection: brief argues that revoking driver’s licenses for failure to pay fines discriminates against the poor.
Political bias in public accommodations - San Fran art gallery kicks out pro-life students. #MAGAisTheNewBlack
14A Fundamental Rights - Iowa judge knocks down state’s fetal heartbeat law that restricted abortions
Article 1, Section 9 Habeas Corpus - trial judge coerced a verdict by removing reading materials from jury upon learning lone holdout was doing crossword puzzles (11th Circuit)
Equal Rights Amendment fails in Virginia House
Originalism - debate underway: “Defending Substantive Due Process on Originalist Grounds”
Double Jeopardy - the history is pretty clear double jeopardy was meant to bar successive prosecutions for the same offense by federal and state authorities. Is Justice Kavanaugh too in love with precedent?
Shame on the Democratic Party for having California Attorney General Xavier Becerra deliver a Spanish SOTU response. Becerra laughed out loud at the idea of saying the Pledge of Allegiance at a public meeting in 2010.
Shame! Survivor of the Soviet bloc is mocked to point of tears for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at a Santa Barbara Community College board meeting. Shame on the mockers and on board president Robert Miller for removing the Pledge from the agenda