Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence

Did Sandra Bland Have a Right to Film Her Arrest?

Yes. Thank Citizens United.

July 23 2015 5:45 AMImmoral ConvictionsOpponents of marriage equality are pushing a breathtakingly bad bill.
July 21 2015 6:00 PMShould Colorado Execute James Holmes?A jury will soon sentence the mentally ill mass murderer.
July 14 2015 3:19 PMFates Worse Than Death?Justice Kennedy’s own logic shows why he should make the Supreme Court abolish capital punishment.
July 8 2015 3:50 PMWhy Bill Cosby’s Court Statements Were RevealedHe gave up his privacy when he lectured black Americans.
July 2 2015 1:53 PMTry, Try AgainThe most outrageous decision of this Supreme Court term.
June 30 2015 10:59 AMIs the Supreme Court More Liberal Than Obama?One of the administration’s closest allies was Clarence Thomas.
June 29 2015 1:58 PMOrigin StoryHow the 1942 case of a one-footed chicken thief laid the foundation for marriage equality.
June 29 2015 6:00 AMThe Justices’ JusticeFor years we feared the consequences of pushing social progress through the courts. Obergefell v. Hodges will prove we shouldn’t.
June 22 2015 4:41 PMDo Not DisturbThe Supreme Court rules that police can’t simply force hotels to turn over your private information.
June 19 2015 3:34 PM20 Years in a Windowless CellJustice Kennedy finally figures out that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual.
June 18 2015 6:31 PMReality Strikes the Supreme CourtThe justices rule on a Confederate flag case as the nation once again grapples with the ugly power of that racist Southern symbol.
June 17 2015 5:55 PMWhen Will the Supreme Court Stop Avoiding Abortion?Severe laws in Texas and Mississippi require the justices to act.
June 11 2015 5:15 PMThe Kansas Supreme Court’s Only OptionSue Gov. Sam Brownback in federal court.
June 11 2015 2:43 PMThe Problem With BailAnd one simple way to fix it.
June 8 2015 6:19 PMSCOTUS Tries to Stay Neutral on Jerusalem, Passports, and Foreign PolicyWhich means a great big win for presidential powers.
July 22 2015 3:05 PM“Somersaults of Statutory Interpretation”Justice Scalia warns that his fellow justices’ opinions are a danger to the nation.
July 16 2015 8:05 PMWhen Prosecutors Believe the UnbelievableA man is finally freed, but that doesn’t mean the system worked.
July 10 2015 1:54 PMOfficial ActsFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell just lost his best chance of staying out of prison.
July 7 2015 2:07 PMTexas Could Become an Even More Dangerous PlaceThe state Supreme Court just gave itself the power to strike down health and safety regulations it finds “oppressive.”
July 1 2015 1:37 PMThe End of the Death Penalty?Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
June 29 2015 2:57 PMMindlessly Literal Reading Loses AgainThis Supreme Court decision is a dig at Bush v. Gore.
June 29 2015 11:55 AMSupreme Court Blogs, TV Recaps, and Wikipedia What a legal-affairs writer visits on the Internet more than 20 times a month.
June 26 2015 10:58 AMThe Gay Marriage MapEach state’s legal status on gay marriage.
June 22 2015 4:16 PMAfter Freddie GrayThe Kingsley decision creates a crucial new constitutional protection against police abuse.
June 19 2015 9:21 AMThe Other Other Major Supreme Court Cases This TermThe gay marriage and Obamacare rulings aren’t the only huge ones coming.
June 18 2015 5:07 PMHas Clarence Thomas Forgotten What His Job Is?Two of his latest opinions abandon reasoned judgment for fiery condemnation. From a Supreme Court justice, that’s downright disturbing.
June 16 2015 10:00 AM“Born Free and Equal”The cases of Quok Walker and Elizabeth Freeman set a benchmark for freedom in the revolutionary North.
June 11 2015 4:25 PMWho Do the Justices Want to Be President?The answer to that question may impact how they vote in two huge cases.
June 11 2015 1:32 AMDying of ExcitementPolice often blame suspects’ deaths on “excited delirium.” Is that a diagnosis or a cover-up?
June 5 2015 12:40 PMA Second ChanceOne judge just exercised his power to expunge a conviction and help someone start a new life. 

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