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Postponing Confirmation Hearings for the benefit of the Supreme Court and the Nation
The tumultuous controversy about whether President Trump and the Senate should try to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat before the upcoming election presents high stake political and constitutional risks for both Republicans and Democr (More)
Understanding John Roberts: A Conservative Institutionalist Concerned with Durability of the Law and Respect for the Court
Many practitioners, to say nothing of members of the press, recently have come to ask: "What's up with John Roberts? Has he become a liberal?" This, of course, started with National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, where the Chief Just (More)
Federal judge strikes down New York law banning courthouse picketing
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down a New York law Wednesday that prohibits individuals from picketing outside of a courthouse. The judge found that the law was unconstitutional because it infringed upo (More)
US appeals court denies third-party presidential candidates automatic spot on 2020 PA ballot in wake of lockdown
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed an order from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denying third-party presidential candidates automatic placement on the November 2020 Pennsylvania ballot because o (More)
Stealth Executive Privilege: Trump v. Mazars
In Trump v. Mazars, the Supreme Court appeared to reject President Trump’s claim to an executive privilege protecting him from a subpoena seeking private financial information under United States v.  Nixon, in keeping with its holding in Clinton v. J (More)
Is China's National Security Law for Hong Kong the Beginning of a Surveillance Era?
On the 30th of June 2020, China passed the controversial National Security Law that had stirred nationwide pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The legislation, which criminalizes separatism, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign countrie (More)
Supreme Court restricts government-debt collection robocalls
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that an exception allowing robocalls to cell phones for government-debt collection is an impermissible exception to the law restricting nearly all other robocalls.The court was asked to decide whether the law was (More)
A Knee on All Americans
Since murder is a horrible wrong, preventing a murder must be a good thing, right? Truth be told, it can get complicated. Among the many questions raised by the killing of George Floyd, we should pause to consider what would have happened if a bystan (More)
The Enigma of India's COVID-19 App
The British Mathematician, Clive Humby once famously said, “Data is the new oil.” He used it as a metaphor to explain that data is a resource, just like oil, that is useless "unrefined," but once it is "refined" (mined and analysed), it creates enorm (More)
Eroding the Right to Protest in the UK
As a police station representative in the United Kingdom the impact of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests is eliciting a negative reaction in police stations from police officers. A recent case illustrates a concerning effort from the police to er (More)
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