Constitutional Law

Fourth Circuit puts meaning to Search and Seizure rules

The Fourth Circuit strikes down a search of a black man, finding that the government’s so-called “rule of two” — where there is one handgun, there will be another — was not probable cause. This opinion is a solid defense of the proposition that all of us, regardless of skin color, should be protected from warrantless searches, and it is shows how important it is for judges to be sensitive to the experiences of minorities in our society....
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Why did Chief Justice Roberts vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act?

Chief Justice Roberts voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act to keep the Supreme Court from becoming the dominant issue in the Presidential election....
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Charlottesville can say “no message ads” on City buses

Charlottesville’s policy of not allowing ads for non-profit and political campaigns on the sides of City buses is constitutional, because the United States Supreme Court has held that ad space on the sides of buses is not a “public forum.”...
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