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Tag: constitutional rights

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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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Sessions v. Dimaya (Decision April 17, 2018)

Dimaya cannot be deported based on the INA’s definition of “crime of violence” because the definition is too vague.

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National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra (Argument March 20, 2018)

A California law requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to tell women that abortions are available. NIFLA argues the law violates the centers’ First Amendment rights.

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Jennings v. Rodriguez (Decision February 27, 2018)

The Supreme Court will not use “Constitutional Avoidance” to imply that noncitizen detainees have the right to bond hearings after being held for a certain amount of time.

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Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida (Argument February 27, 2018)

Can the police get in trouble for retaliatory arrest if they had probable cause to arrest anyway?

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Class v. United States (Decision February 21, 2018)

Class can proceed with his constitutional claims despite that he originally pled guilty.

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City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt (Argument February 20, 2018)

Is the city liable for using coerced statements in the pre-trial hearing?

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Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (Argument February 26, 2018)

Can government employees be required to pay union collective bargaining fees?

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District of Columbia v. Wesby (Decision January 22, 2018)

The police officers had probable cause to arrest the D.C. partygoers, and they would have had immunity too.

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Christie and New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. NCAA (Argument Dec. 4, 2017)

New Jersey wants to legalize sports betting, but a federal law says it can’t. Does the federal law violate the Constitution?

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