Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Constitutional law news articles, reiews, notes and blog examples.

[Eugene Volokh] Connecticut AG Opinion on Repealing Religious Exemption from Vaccination Rules

From Conn. AG Op. No. 2019-01, issued May 6 and just uploaded onto Westlaw: Dear Majority Leader Ritter: I am writing in response to your request for a formal legal opinion from the Office of the Attorney General (the "Office") … Continue reading

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[Jonathan H. Adler] Kavanaugh v. Gorsuch

This morning's New York Times features a front-page story by Adam Liptak noting that President Trump's two Supreme Court nominees—Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh—disagree more than one might expect. He writes: Both justices lean right, but they are revealing themselves … Continue reading

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Gary Bauer Appointed To Additional Term On USCIRF

Last week, President Trump announced the appointment of Gary L. Bauer for an additional two-year term as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Bauer was initially appointed to USCIRF in 2019. He is President of American Values … Continue reading

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Brooks on Dying Declarations @Princeton

Peter Brooks, Center for Human Values, Princeton University, is publishing Dying Declarations in Fictional Discourse and the Law (Hans J. Lind, ed., New York and London: Routledge, Forthcoming). Here is the abstract. In Chavez v. Martinez, where a police officer … Continue reading

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Ohio, Michigan legislators seek partisan-gerrymandering stays

At the end of March, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases challenging federal congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland as the product of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. A key question in both cases was whether courts should … Continue reading

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