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- What Does the Fourth Amendment Protect?
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by agents of the government. This does not mean that individuals are free from all searches and seizures, but only that they are protected from “unreasonable” ones.
- What Type of Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment?
While many Americans know that they have a right to free speech, the lay opinion often views the degree of protection afforded by the United State Constitution as much broader than it is in reality. The First Amendment does not protect all types of speech.
- What Does the Fifth Amendment Protect?
While many people associate the Fifth Amendment with not incriminating themselves, there are other important aspects of this Amendment to the United States Constitution. This Amendment provides a number of important rights.
- What Are the Rules Regarding Unconstitutional Searches?
The United States Constitution provides protection for individuals from illegal searches and seizures. Whether a search is constitutional depends on the particular circumstances of the case.
- California's Loss of Tesla's $6 Billion Battery Factory
A question of free market vs. government over-regulation to address the issue of environmental sustainability.
- Do I Have a Criminal Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer
While many criminal defendants decide to plead guilty early in the process in order to save time or to get a deal with the prosecutor, there are many times when it is reasonable to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. If one of the following applies to you, consider speaking with a criminal defense lawyer.
- Wisconsin Voter ID Law Struck Down-What Could That Mean For Virginia?
A strict Voter ID law was struck down in Wisconsin, just as Virginia prepares to implement its own similar law.
- Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure in California
California education employment codes found unconstitutional. Tenure struck down.
- Voter ID Law Strike Down a Victory for Justice
When a federal judge ruled that a voter ID law citing it violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection, they upheld the rights of all in the face of political motives.
- Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
A common law system (one where previous court opinions define the meaning of the law) can be very useful. It can also result in some rather bizarre arguments being taken seriously, and even garnering the support of some members of the Supreme Court. Case in point: the plaintiffs position in Schuette v BAMN which the Supreme Court decided this week.