Today in 2005: SCOTUS decides Kelo v. City of New London

Jun 23, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London, causing massive backlash among the public for allowing the government taking of private property for private interests.

Today in 2009: Arizona v. Gant is decided

Apr 21, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Seven years ago today, Justice Scalia stood apart from his conservative peers yet again on Fourth Amendment search and seizure issues in Arizona v. Gant.

Today in 2003: The Supreme Court finds cross-burning to be constitutionally-protected “speech”

Apr 7, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Virginia v. Black, decided 13 years ago today, on April 7, 2003, held that cross-burning, without an intent to intimidate, is constitutionally-protected speech under the First Amendment.

Today in 2004: Louisiana voters approve constitutional same-sex marriage ban

Sep 18, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 18, 2004, Louisiana voters overwhelmingly supported a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, one of the first states to do so.

Today in 2001: The September 11 attacks and their legal impact

Sep 11, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

As the saying goes, September 11, 2001, was the day that everything changed – and the legal world was no exception.

Today in 2008: the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 are signed into law

Jul 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 10, 2008, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 were signed into law by President George W. Bush, creating protections for telecoms who furnish records to the government.

Today in 2000: The Supreme Court decides landmark grandparent visitation case

Jun 5, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 5, 2000, the Supreme Court decided Troxel v. Granville, siding in favor of the parent in a grandparent visitation dispute.

Today in 2000: Supreme Court strikes down federal block of adult cable channels

May 22, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 22, 2000, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Telecommunications Act that banned adult cable TV from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Today in 2001: SCOTUS sanctions police arrests over any minor criminal offenses

Apr 24, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 24, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Atwater v. Lago Vista that police may effect arrests over any criminal offense, no matter how minor.

Today in 2007: SCOTUS vacates $79.5 million punitive damages award against Philip Morris

Feb 20, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 20, 2007, the Supreme Court decided Philip Morris USA v. Williams, which found a strange ideological breakdown between the justices.

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