Archive for 'Constitutional Law'

Supremes Deliver Sharp Blow to Labor Unions 

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Source: Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions – The New York Times

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Justice Kennedy Retires From Supreme Court

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Source: Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire From Supreme Court – The New York Times

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Supreme Court Backs Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case 

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Source: Supreme Court Backs Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case – The New York Times

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Supremes Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

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Source: Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban, Delivering Endorsement of Presidential Power – The New York Times

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Suppressing the Vote in Alabama 

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Source: Seven Ways Alabama Has Made It Harder to Vote – The New York Times

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Warrants Generally Required to Collect Cellphone Data

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Source: Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Generally Are Required to Collect Cellphone Data – The New York Times

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Gerrymandering Decision

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Source: Supreme Court Sidesteps Decision on Partisan Gerrymandering – The New York Times

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Why the FBI’s request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation | Macworld

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No legal case applies in a vacuum, and in this case the FBI needs the precedent more than the evidence.

Source: Why the FBI’s request to Apple will affect civil rights for a generation | Macworld

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Apple: Government may have ruined its chance to get iPhone data

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Key cases facing the Supreme Court after Scalia’s death – The Washington Post

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An eight-member court could split on all of those issues.

Source: These are the key cases facing the Supreme Court after Scalia’s death – The Washington Post

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After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Fierce Battle Lines Emerge – The New York Times

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The debate over who should replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court created a complicated calculus for both the Senate and President Obama.

Source: After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Fierce Battle Lines Emerge – The New York Times

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Scalia’s Absence Is Likely to Alter Court’s Major Decisions This Term – The New York Times

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Antonin Scalia’s death will complicate the work of the remaining justices, as some cases could result in 4-to-4 deadlocks, and strengthen the Supreme Court’s liberal wing.

Source: Scalia’s Absence Is Likely to Alter Court’s Major Decisions This Term – The New York Times

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Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone – The New York Times

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Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief, said the government’s request to bypass security on the phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook had “chilling” implications.

Source: Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone – The New York Times

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How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy – The New York Times

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As Apple’s products came to house more private information, the chief executive grew wary of prying eyes, leading to the standoff with the F.B.I.

Source: How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy – The New York Times

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Apple’s Line in the Sand Was Over a Year in the Making – The New York Times

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An operating system update with enhanced encryption technology in late 2014 set the stage to put Apple increasingly at odds with prosecutors seeking to unlock iPhones.

Source: Apple’s Line in the Sand Was Over a Year in the Making – The New York Times

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Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon, say experts

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If Apple is forced to comply with a court order to create software overriding a security feature on an iPhone owned by a San Bernardino shooter, it wouldn’t take long.

Source: Apple could break into its iPhones in an afternoon, say experts

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Colorado’s Unjust Marijuana Ruling – NYTimes.com

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The decision shows that the only real solution to marijuana prohibition is a federal solution.

Source: Colorado’s Unjust Marijuana Ruling – NYTimes.com

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The Supreme Court’s Billion-Dollar Mistake | NYRblog

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The Supreme Court’s Billion-Dollar Mistake by David Cole | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books.

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CORPORATE SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT by John C. Coates IV

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Coates, IV, John C., Corporate Speech and the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications (February 27, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2566785 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2566785

 

This Article draws on empirical analysis of court decisions, history, and economic theory (a) to show that corporations have begun to displace individuals as the direct beneficiaries of the First Amendment, a shift from individual to business First Amendment cases is recent but accelerating, and (b) to ...

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First Amendment Embraced by Corporations

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First Amendment, ‘Patron Saint’ of Protesters, Is Embraced by Corporations – NYTimes.com.

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