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Judge blocks Trump ban on transgender troops

October 30, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On Monday afternoon, the U.S. Court for the District of Columbia temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to ban transgender individuals from military service.

Utah county jumps into Louisiana frog habitat case

September 14, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

A dispute now at the Supreme Court over an alleged Louisiana frog habitat has led to an interesting set of amicus briefs, including one from Utah supporting land owners who feel the Endangered Species Act is too restrictive about protecting a species of grouse.

Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

August 12, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.

Groups sue Trump over transgender military policy

August 9, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Two advocacy groups have filed suit against President Donald Trump on Fifth Amendment grounds after the President said on Twitter that he was directing the nation’s military to disallow transgender individuals from military service.

Interactive Constitution: Grand Juries and the Fifth Amendment

August 4, 2017 By NCC Staff

What are the basic underpinnings of a federal grand jury? In the excerpt from the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution, Paul Cassell and Kate Stith look at their origin as related to the Fifth Amendment.

In cross-border shooting case, Supremes ask lower court to try again

June 26, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On Monday, the Supreme Court erased the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in Hernández v. Mesa and asked the court to reconsider in light of its own recent decision.

Supreme Court decides Takings Clause case as term winds down

June 23, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Supreme Court has ruled on an important test first posed by Justice William Brennan nearly 40 years ago about property rights, as Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the Court's four liberal Justices on Friday.

Eminent domain still under fire

June 23, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial, landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London.

The Miranda warning is born 51 years ago today

June 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was 51 years ago today that the phrase “Miranda warning” was born, after the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about the Fifth Amendment

Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic statement on contraception and privacy

June 7, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

It was on this day in 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.

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