Presidential Qualifications: Trump sues California over law requiring the release of tax returns to appear on the ballot.
2A: After Dayton and El Paso, Sen. Graham reaches bipartisan deal encouraging ‘red flag’ laws allowing states to take guns from potentially dangerous individuals
5A Due Process: ACLU sues to stop speedy deportation under Trump administration’s expansion of established ‘expedited removal’ process
Interstate Commerce, 1A: federal judge greenlights lawsuit over California law requiring pharma to provide advance notice of and state reasons for drug price hikes
1A Religion: Satanists argue Missouri law requiring abortionists to provide women with information, ultrasound, and alternatives pushes religious beliefs on people
1A: video lays out rules for when the government can restrict spending money on speech
1A: ‘hate speech’ is protected by the First Amendment - “censoring hate speech actually does more harm than good”
1A: Facebook page satirizing local police department (minorities need not apply, pedophiles to receive police honors, etc.) is constitutionally protected. Ridiculing the government is quintessentially American (6th Circuit)
Free Expression: bill introduced in the House to stop social media censorship
Free Expression: Congress granted immunity to Internet publishers, but interesting dissent argues using algorithms to match Hamas terrorist messages with people receptive to them makes Facebook more than a ‘publisher’.
2A: NYC loosens restrictions on where locked and unloaded handguns can be carried to stave off Supreme Court review
2A: Remington asks Supreme Court to review case by Sandy Hook victims pinning liability on gun manufacturer for what people did with the product. #PandorasBox
2A: Florida AG tries to block ‘assault weapons’ ban from ballot because it does not accurately disclose types of weapons reached, or the fact owners would have to register or face felony charges
4A: warrantless inspection of rancher’s truck OK because ‘commercial trucking’ is a highly regulated industry (8th Circuit). Hmmm....
5A Fundamental Rights: federal judge dismisses activist climate change suit after finding there is no fundamental ‘right to wilderness’ (this is NOT the Climate Kids case)
Movement to give rivers and nature ‘environmental personhood’ and rights in court growing internationally
Economic Freedom: 8th Circuit greenlights lawsuit challenging Minnesota law requiring wineries to use 51% Minnesota-grown grapes if they offer wine tastings or sell direct to consumers
Electoral College: Colorado group turns in signatures to get on the ballot to challenge state’s joining the National Popular Vote Compact
Appointments Clause: Study finds some 2,500 FDA regulations unconstitutional because they were promulgated by low-level officials lacking Senate confirmation (subdelegation issue)
Kudos! To the 2-year-old who can recite the Pledge of Allegiance