Tag Archives: Unconstitutional

Judge Calls Florida Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban Unconstitutional

A judge in Florida’s Leon County Circuit Court has struck down a ban on smoking medical marijuana in the state, calling it unconstitutional. People United for Medical Marijuana Inc. v. Florida Department of Health challenged a smoking restriction lawmakers added … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Rules That Suspicionless Forensic Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Are Unconstitutional

In a victory for privacy rights at the border, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled that forensic searches of electronic devices carried out by border agents without any suspicion that the traveler has committed a … Continue reading

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Statutory self-help provision to deduct money from employee’s earnings declared unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a provision in the Public Service Act entitling the government to deduct money due by an employee without any hearing. The employee had been overpaid a salary for a five year period because of a … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Seattle First-in-Time Law Unconstitutional

A couple own a triplex. They live in one unit with their young children and rent out the other two units. The family frequently interacts with the tenants, and shares a yard. Landlords in that situation might feel it important … Continue reading

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Florida Statute Allowing Defendants in Medical Malpractice Suits to Hold Ex Parte Interviews with the Aggrieved Patient’s Care Providers Declared Unconstitutional

Weaver v. Myers, 229 So.3d 1118 (Fla. 2017) In this medical malpractice action, filed in connection with the patient’s allegedly wrongful death, the defendants attempted to take advantage of Florida’s pre-suit discovery statute, Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 766.106, 766.1065. This … Continue reading

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