Category Archives: Current Events

Lanham Act’s prohibition on registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment


Opinion:
ANDREI IANCU, UNDER SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY AND DIRECTOR, PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
v.
ERIK BRUNETTI

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Due Process Clause prohibits States from taxing undistributed trust income based solely upon the in-state residency of a beneficiary


Opinion:
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
v.
THE KIMBERLEY RICE KAESTNER
1992 FAMILY TRUST

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Government must prove defendants charged under 18 U.S.C. §922(g) knew they possessed a firearm and that they belong to a category of prohibited persons


Opinion:
HAMID MOHAMED AHMED ALI REHAIF
v.
UNITED STATES

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Property owners aren’t required to seek compensation in state court before bringing a federal takings claim under §1983


Opinion:
ROSE MARY KNICK
v.
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTT, PENNSYLVANIA,
ET AL.

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Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress


Report:
Hypersonic Weapons: Background
and Issues for Congress
Kelley M. Sayler,
Analyst in Advanced Technology and Global Security

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President Trump signs the Taxpayer First Act


Law:
H.R. 3151
P.L. 116-25
Taxpayer First Act

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U.S. adversaries exploit social media information to target U.S. individuals and government clearance holders


Memo:
US Adversaries Exploit Social Media Information
to Target US Individuals and Government Clearance Holders
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Office of Private Sector

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Bladensburg Peace Cross doesn’t violate Establishment Clause


Opinion:
THE AMERICAN LEGION
v.
AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

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Statue of limitations for fabricated evidence claims begins to run when criminal proceedings terminate favorably


Opinion:
EDWARD G. MCDONOUGH
v.
YOUEL SMITH, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SPECIAL DISTRICT
ATTORNEY FOR THE COUNTY OF RENSSELAER, NEW YORK

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Mexico’s Immigration Control Efforts


Memo:
Mexico’s Immigration Control Efforts
Clare Ribando Seelke,
Specialist in Latin American Affairs

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