How Will President Trump Reshape the Supreme Court?

Nov 15, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Donald Trump says he has big plans for the Supreme Court. How will he impact the course of the highest court in the land?

The CFPB is ruled unconstitutional; is it done for?

Oct 21, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, as you may have read in news headlines, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) to be unconstitutional.

New Hampshire Voting “Selfie” Law Found Unconstitutional

Oct 3, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

A New Hampshire state law banning “selfies” in the voting booth was found to be unconstitutional.

Does free speech mean freedom from consequences?

Sep 7, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

As one former hospital employee recently learned, Facebook posts can not only result suspension or termination, but can be used to impeach your credibility on claims of racial discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Chicago Police and the Law

Aug 31, 2016 By: Kathleen A. Reagan

Chicago has an ongoing police misconduct problem, as acknowledged by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel in December 2015.

Today in 1920: The Nineteenth Amendment is ratified

Aug 18, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment achieved ratification with the approval of the amendment by the Tennessee House of Representatives

Today in 1868: The Fourteenth Amendment is ratified

Jul 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 28, 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment, one of the most significant constitutional amendments in existence, was ratified.

Today in 1986: Bowers v. Hardwick is decided

Jun 30, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 30, 1986, the Supreme Court decided Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld Georgia’s criminal statute banning homosexual sodomy.

SCOTUS abortion ruling is a major milestone

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, one of the most significant on the issue of abortion in recent history.

Why is Fisher II that big of a deal?

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week’s Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ruling is being touted as the most significant decision on the race in admissions in over a decade. But is it really?

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