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United States v. Samaniego
Claimants have standing to challenge federal government's forfeiture of two bank accounts suspected of being used in illicit drug money laundering scheme.
Constitutional Law Sep. 1, 2016
Wilson v. Lynch
Federal ban on sale of firearms to holders of state-issued medical marijuana cards passes intermediate scrutiny test, creating only 'incidental' and 'minimal' burden.
Constitutional Law Aug. 31, 2016
People v. Rinehart
State's moratorium on mining technique known as suction dredging is not preempted by federal law promoting mining on federal land.
Constitutional Law Aug. 22, 2016
Campaign for Quality Education v. State of California
Constitutional Law Aug. 22, 2016
Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment v. Castaic Lake Water Agency
Public water agency does not violate state constitution in acquisition of stock in retail water purveyor.
Constitutional Law Aug. 17, 2016
Democratic Party of Hawaii v. Nago
Party challenging open primary system as unduly burdensome of its First Amendment freedom to associate must provide evidence so demonstrating.
Constitutional Law Aug. 16, 2016
Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Before its amendment, Nevada Revised Statutes section 116.3116's 'opt-in' notice provision facially violated mortgage lenders' constitutional due process rights.
Constitutional Law Aug. 15, 2016
Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment v. Castaic Lake Water Agency
Public water agency does not violate state constitution in acquisition of stock in retail water purveyor.
Constitutional Law Aug. 1, 2016
City of San Jose v. MediMarts Inc.
'Collective entity' rule prevents president of medical marijuana collective from asserting Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as justification for non-payment of business taxes.
Constitutional Law Jul. 25, 2016
Lone Star Sec. & Video v. City of Los Angeles
Local bans on mobile billboards pass First Amendment scrutiny as relevant measures consider manner of speech, not content.
Constitutional Law Jul. 8, 2016
People v. Carreon
Where no family relation exists between probationer and overnight guest in separate area of home, facts militate toward probationer being unable to give valid consent for search of guest's room.
Constitutional Law Jul. 1, 2016
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt
Texas abortion law requiring admission privileges for abortion providers and unnecessary, expensive surgical center upgrades struck down for placing undue burden on women's right to abortion access.
Constitutional Law Jun. 27, 2016
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
University's race-conscious undergraduate admission plan upheld as lawful under Equal Protection Clause.
Constitutional Law Jun. 23, 2016
Utah v. Strieff
Following illegal stop, drug-related evidence found on defendant during search incident to arrest admissible because discovery of arrest warrant attenuated connection between stop and evidence.
Constitutional Law Jun. 20, 2016
Peruta v. County of San Diego
Counties in California that require concealed carry weapon applicants to demonstrate 'good cause' do not violate constitution where Second Amendment does not guarantee members of the general public the right to carry concealed weapons in public.
Constitutional Law Jun. 9, 2016
Williams v. Johnson
Under AEDPA, convicted murderer's habeas petition for Sixth Amendment violation, based on anti-prosecution-biased juror being dismissed for unwillingness to follow law, fails.
Constitutional Law May 30, 2016
Wittman v. Personhuballah
Members of Congress from Virginia, who intervened to defend congressional redistricting in suit alleging racial gerrymandering, lack standing to appeal judgment striking down redistricting.
Constitutional Law May 24, 2016
Spokeo Inc. v. Robins
Failure to consider both concreteness and particularization when analyzing injury-in-fact for Article III standing results in vacated judgment and remand.
Constitutional Law May 17, 2016
Teixeira v. County of Alameda
Challenged ordinance restricting location of gun shops should have received higher level of scrutiny than rational basis review.
Constitutional Law May 17, 2016
People v. Lameed
Involuntary administration of antipsychotic medicine does not invoke USSC 'Sell' factors where purpose of administration was defendant's safety and not to render defendant fit for trial.
Constitutional Law May 12, 2016
Trueblood v. WSDSHS
Seven-day requirement for competency evaluations to be performed not constitutionally-required by Due Process Clause.
Constitutional Law May 9, 2016
Abuemeira v. Stephens
Where defendant recorded and disseminated video of altercation with plaintiff, defendant cannot successfully employ anti-SLAPP law based on fact that the video's dissemination made the conduct an issue of public interest.
Constitutional Law Apr. 28, 2016
Haffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey
Demoted police officer may maintain his free speech retaliation claim even if his employer was factually mistaken about his engagement in constitutionally-protected conduct.
Constitutional Law Apr. 27, 2016
Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
Arizona's redistricting plan for the state's legislature upheld where efforts reflected compliance with Voting Rights Act and despite 'minor' 8.8 percent deviation from absolute equality.
Constitutional Law Apr. 21, 2016
Bank Markazi v. Peterson
Central Bank of Iran unsuccessful in using separation of powers doctrine as a shield against enforcement proceedings against its assets to satisfy state-sponsored terrorist judgments against Iran.
Constitutional Law Apr. 21, 2016
Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt
Nevada unconstitutionally applied 'special rule' in allowing award of damages against California to exceed $50,000 maximum, evincing policy of hostility toward California.
Constitutional Law Apr. 20, 2016
Arizona DREAM Act Coalition v. Brewer
Immigration Nationality Act preempts Arizona from adopting own classification of noncitizens, precluding it from denying drivers' licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients.
Constitutional Law Apr. 7, 2016
Oklevueha Native American Church of Hawaii Inc. v. Lynch
Oklevueha Native American Church and its founder's Religious Freedom Restoration Act claim challenging federal cannabis laws properly dismissed.
Constitutional Law Apr. 7, 2016
Evenwel v. Abbott
Texas, along with all other States, may draw their legislative districts based on total population without running afoul of 'one-person, one-vote' principle.
Constitutional Law Apr. 5, 2016
City of El Centro v. Lanier (State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, AFL-CIO)
Charter cities fail in constitutional challenge seeking to prevent enforcement of Labor Code Section 1782, which conditioned state funding on compliance with prevailing wage laws.
Constitutional Law Mar. 31, 2016