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- 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. Constitutionís 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.
- Taxpayer Standing Can Provide a Bulwark Against Government Overreach in California
In California any taxpayer can bring a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a law that she believes is unconstitutional provided that she is a resident taxpayer of the area affected and public funds will be spent to implement the challenged law.
- Shelby County v. Holder and the Constitutionality of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act
Appeals Lawyers Analyze Shelby County v. Holder and the Constitutionality of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Decide a Major Occupational Licensing Case
Appeals lawyers assess Underwood v. Mackay - whether occupational licensing applicants must submit to all licensing procedures and be denied a license before they can challenge the constitutionality of those procedures in court.