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Tag: Current Events

Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape: Sanctuary Cities

Explaining the power conflict between local and federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

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The Political Gerrymander

The Supreme Court may invoke the “political question” doctrine to avoid this case. Learn why a political gerrymander case might be outside the judiciary’s province.

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The law for criminal deportation: is it too vague?

The Immigration and Nationality Act says foreign residents who serve time twice for a “crime of violence” can be deported. Is the definition of “crime of violence” well enough defined, or does it violate the Constitution? 

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Employment Contract Cases

Can you sign away your right to bring a class action against your employer?

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Concepts

Substantive Due Process: How the Supreme Court accounts for social progress.

What is substantive due process?

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Current Events

Affordable Care Act, Title I explained

How did the ACA edit existing law?

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape of Laws Relating to the Contraception Mandate

Learn what laws are relevant to the government requiring employers to cover contraception in their health plans.

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape: Government Electronic Surveillance

Learn the laws relevant to our 4th Amendment rights to privacy from government monitoring.

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape: Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court

Learn the laws relevant to the Supreme Court’s major 2013 decision letting the ACA stand (for the most part).

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape: Regulation of Auto Emissions

What government policies control automobile manufacturers on emissions standards?

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