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Hatfield v. Barr
United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the government may constitutionally prohibit convicted felons from possessing guns, even if their offense was nonviolent. The plaintiff who...
06/06/2019 18‐2385
Greisen v. Hanken
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a First Amendment retaliation case, held that a police chief was entitled to prevail on his claim that the city manager unlawfully took adverse...
05/31/2019 17-35472
Washington v. Barr
United States Second Circuit
Health Law, Constitutional Law
Declined to declare that marijuana's classification as a Schedule 1 substance is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs contended that the longstanding...
05/30/2019 18‐859‐cv
Tschida v. Motl
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Elections
Held that a Montana statute facially violates the First Amendment by limiting public disclosure of ethics complaints lodged with Montana's Commission...
05/29/2019 18-35115
Nieves v. Bartlett
United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that probable cause to make an arrest defeats a claim that the arrest was in retaliation for protected speech. A man arrested at a winter sports...
05/28/2019 17–1174
Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.
United States Supreme Court
Health Law, Constitutional Law
Upheld an Indiana law relating to the disposition of fetal remains by abortion providers. The Seventh Circuit had struck down the law, which altered...
05/28/2019 18–483
Charles v. Orange County, New York
United States Second Circuit
Immigration Law, Constitutional Law
Revived civil rights claims brought by two former civil immigration detainees with serious mental health issues who alleged that the authorities were...
05/24/2019 17-3506-pr
Coleman v. City of Peoria, Illinois
United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned for 19 years could not proceed with his claims that four police officers knowingly fabricated false...
05/24/2019 18‐1742
Webb v. Town of Saint Joseph
United States Fifth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law
Revived a man's claim that a town violated his state constitutional rights by seeking an excessively large fine against him for violating a local...
05/24/2019 17-30267
Perez v. City of Roseville
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an amended opinion, held that a former probationary police officer who was terminated after an alleged affair with a married coworker could not...
05/21/2019 15-16430

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