According to decision handed down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit last week, a decades-old state law prohibiting “begging in a public place” violates the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee.
Voting almost entirely on party lines, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit announced today that it will not disturb the Obama Administration's rules ensuring that most employer-provided health plans will cover birth control.
Tennessee Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew unilaterally renamed a seven-month-old boy because she objected to the parents' selection of "Messiah." Her reasoning: "The word Messiah is a title and it's a title that has only been earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ."
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In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment.
A federal judge in Wisconsin handed down an opinion yesterday granting the Catholic Church such sweeping legal immunity that it is not clear that it would permit any plaintiff to successfully sue any church in any court.
"Judges are to be impartial. They are to judge without fear or favor. They are not to be beholden to any group. But it may be a little hard, if a group of lawyers has funded your campaign, for you to be impartial."