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Tag: Constitutional Law

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Trump v. New York

Can the Trump administration re-tabulate the census count before determining House apportionment?

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California v. Texas

Is the ACA’s Individual Mandate invalid now that the tax penalty is zero? If so, does the entire ACA go down with it?

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District of Columbia v. Heller (Decided June 26, 2008)

Conservative Justices prevail in interpreting the Second Amendment. The ruling determined D.C.’s gun control laws were unconstitutional.

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Marbury v. Madison (February 24, 1803)

Marbury v. Madison gave the Supreme Court power to overrule Congress, which has lasted over two centuries. But ironically, the Court was powerless in resolving the problem at hand.

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Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek (Decision June 27, 2019)

Courts will not resolve political gerrymandering cases. They are “nonjusticiable.”

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Political Gerrymandering Explained

What is political gerrymandering? Our infographic explains.

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Trump v. Hawaii (Decided June 26, 2018)

Trump’s third version of the travel ban is not likely to violate federal law or the Constitution. The 9th Circuit’s decision halting the order is reversed.

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Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission (Decided June 21, 2018)

SEC judges must be formally appointed because they have significant authority.

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South Dakota v. Wayfair (Decided June 21, 2018)

A state can collect tax on online sales even if the seller does not have a physical presence in the state. An extensive virtual presence is enough.

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Miranda v. Arizona (Decided June 13, 1966)

Individuals in police custody must be told their 5th Amendment rights before interrogation, or the evidence is not valid in court.

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