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The Supreme Court's Utah v. Strieff decision and the Fourth Amendment

June 22, 2016 By Joshua Waimberg

On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Utah v. Strieff, involving the intricacies of the Fourth Amendment’s search and seizure doctrine, and the accompanying exclusionary rule.

A look at three new cases headed to the Supreme Court

June 10, 2016 By Joshua Waimberg

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court added three cases to its docket for the Court’s next term. Two of the newly granted cases take on issues surrounding the death penalty, while the other case involves state legislature redistricting.

Youngstown Steel: The Supreme Court stands up to the President

November 16, 2015 By Joshua Waimberg

Tonight, C-SPAN and the National Constitution Center look at the landmark Youngstown Steel case, where the Supreme Court limited President Truman’s executive powers under the Constitution.

Schenck v. United States: Defining the limits of free speech

November 2, 2015 By Joshua Waimberg

In a decision that shaped the First Amendment’s right to free speech for nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court ruled in Schenck v. United States on March 3, 1919.

Lochner v. New York: Fundamental rights and economic liberty

October 26, 2015 By Joshua Waimberg

In one of the most widely condemned decisions in U.S. history, the Supreme Court held that the right to freely contract is a fundamental right under the 14th Amendment.

Looking at the newest cases accepted by the Supreme Court

October 3, 2015 By Joshua Waimberg

As the Supreme Court starts its new term, here is a quick look at the newest batch of cases accepted by the nine Justices this past week.

Does the Constitution protect a ‘right to die’?

October 2, 2015 By Joshua Waimberg

California Governor Jerry Brown has a decision to make.

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