Category Archives: Current Events

Reforming patterns of unconstitutional policing: Enforcement of 34 U.S.C. § 12601


Brief:
Reforming Patterns of Unconstitutional
Policing: Enforcement of 34 U.S.C. § 12601
April J. Anderson,
Legislative Attorney

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Federal police oversight: Criminal civil rights violations under 18 U.S.C. § 242


Brief:
Federal Police Oversight: Criminal Civil
Rights Violations Under 18 U.S.C. § 242
Joanna R. Lampe,
Legislative Attorney

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States may enforce an elector’s pledge to support their political party’s nominee


Opinion:
PETER B. CHIAFALO, ET AL.
v.
WASHINGTON

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FBI accuses Black Lives Matter organizer of targeting local businesses in Venmo extortion scheme


Criminal complaint:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
DEVONERE JOHNSON

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Policing the police: Qualified immunity and considerations for Congress


Report:
Policing the Police: Qualified Immunity
and Considerations for Congress
Whitney K. Novak,
Legislative Attorney

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Montana Department of Revenue rule prohibiting families from using state scholarships at religious schools violates Free Exercise Clause


Opinion:
KENDRA ESPINOZA, ET AL.,
v.
MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
ET AL.

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Structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violated separation of powers doctrine, but agency will continue operating with it’s director serving at will of the President


Opinion:
SEILA LAW, LLC
v.
CONSUMER FINANCIAL
PROTECTION BUREAU

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Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to employees terminated based solely on their homosexual or transgender status


Opinion:
GERALD LYNN BOSTOCK
v.
CLAYTON COUNTY,
GEORGIA

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Factual challenges to an immigration judge’s order denying an alien relief under the Convention Against Torture may be brought in a federal court of appeals


Opinion:
NIDAL KHALID NASRALLAH
v.
WILLIAM P. BARR,
ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Appointments Clause doesn’t bar the President from appointing members to Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board without the Senate’s consent


Opinion:
Financial Oversight and Management
Board for Puerto Rico
v.
Aurelius Investment, LLC,
et al.

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