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D.C. Circuit Upholds Congressional Subpoena to Trump Accounting Firm

October 11, 2019 by Robert Black

A Friday morning ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could prove a watershed moment in the ongoing struggle between the White House and the House of Representatives.

Ramos v. Louisiana: Does the 14th Amendment Require Unanimous Jury Verdicts?

October 9, 2019 by Robert Black

When we think about trial by jury in criminal cases, we all probably envision a 12-member jury that must reach a unanimous verdict to convict. But under a pair of Supreme Court cases from half a century ago, that is not actually a constitutional requirement.

Kahler v. Kansas: Can States Abolish the Insanity Defense?

October 8, 2019 by Robert Black

On Monday, the first day of the new Supreme Court term, the Court heard argument in Kahler v. Kansas, a case that could generate an entirely new line of constitutional jurisprudence. The case revolves around the “insanity defense,” an ancient doctrine under which people who committed crimes because of their severe mental illness would not be held legally culpable.

Supreme Court hears two major cases today on Title VII and discrimination

October 8, 2019 by Scott Bomboy

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two major cases about Title VII and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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