Tag Archives: United States Supreme Court

Oral Arguments: Please Pardon the Pun

In an unusual move, the Solicitor General, Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., told the Supreme Court that he was not going to argue the case for the federal government because he believes the Third Circuit got it wrong. Continue reading

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Invasion of the Judicial and Legislative Branches

On Monday, July 16, Governor Terry Branstad issued a commutation to 38 of Iowa’s lifers.  That group of lifers consists of those felons who are serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as … Continue reading

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Falsity and Nothing More

Is lying protected by the First Amendment? Well, yes and no. Continue reading

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No Slam Dunk

Last September I wrote that the United States Supreme Court was about to hear oral arguments in a case called Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders.  As you’ll recall, this is what I had to say about it: Albert Florence … Continue reading

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Same Results; Different Reasoning

Last November, I wrote a blog about how the Fourth Amendment is losing its meaning.   One of the examples I had used was the case of United States v. Jones.  The facts of the case are as follows:   Antoine Jones … Continue reading

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What Happened to Our Fourth Amendment?

The Fourth Amendment to our Constitution has been watered down considerably over the decades. Continue reading

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