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Duncan v. Bonta
California's ban on large-capacity magazines imposes a minimal burden on Second Amendment rights and is a reasonable means to accomplish the state's important statutory objective of reducing gun violence.
Constitutional Law 9th Dec. 2, 2021
Tos v. State of California
As long as the alteration furthers the single object of the law, a bond law may be altered by the Legislature without violating the "single object or work" requirement of the California Constitution.
Constitutional Law 3DCA Dec. 1, 2021
Perry v. Hollingsworth
The court lacked jurisdiction over the appeal because appellants failed to establish that the release of sealed recordings would result in a concrete and particularized injury.
Constitutional Law 9th Nov. 19, 2021
U.S. v. Langley
The decision in Raich v. Gonzales is still binding precedent, and in line with that decision, there is no fundamental right to use medical marijuana.
Constitutional Law 9th Nov. 17, 2021
People v. Fisher
A statute mandating the disparate punishment of similarly situated convicted felons violated constitutional equal protection principles.
Constitutional Law 1DCA/4 Nov. 17, 2021
Y.C. v. Superior Court (People)
Statements taken in violation of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments could not be sealed merely to protect privacy.
Constitutional Law 1DCA/4 Nov. 10, 2021
Doe v. Garland
Plaintiff failed to state a constitutional right to privacy claim because the type of information contained in government press releases did not implicate his constitutional privacy rights.
Constitutional Law 9th Nov. 10, 2021
Montana Green Party v. Jacobsen
Montana's geographic distribution requirement under its primary ballot access scheme violated the "one person, one vote" principle in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Constitutional Law 9th Nov. 9, 2021
Chevron U.S.A. v. County of Monterey
A trial court did not err in striking down local ordinances banning land uses in support of new oil and gas wells and wastewater injection because they were preempted by state law.
Constitutional Law 6DCA Oct. 14, 2021
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc. v. Bonta
Rules that likely classified many journalists as employees rather than independent contractors were not restrictions on speech.
Constitutional Law 9th Oct. 7, 2021
The GEO Group v. Newsom
California Assembly Bill 32 phasing out private detention facilities conflicts with Congress' powers and attempts to regulate a field remaining exclusively in the realm of the federal government.
Constitutional Law 9th Oct. 6, 2021
Thunder Studios v. Kazal
An extensive campaign that focused on 'exposing' a plaintiff's alleged misdeeds was not a true threat and was protected under the First Amendment.
Constitutional Law 9th Sep. 16, 2021
Modification: People v. Nolasco
No equal protection violation in differential treatment of recommitment orders' end dates for those with mental illnesses versus those with developmental disabilities.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/2 Aug. 25, 2021
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. v. Weber
Any burden resulting from Senate Bill No. 117's implementation was minor and justified by the state's regulatory interests.
Constitutional Law 3DCA Aug. 5, 2021
People v. Nolasco
No equal protection violation in differential treatment of recommitment orders' end dates for those with mental illnesses versus those with developmental disabilities.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/2 Aug. 2, 2021
Thompson v. Hebdon
Alaska's individual-to-candidate campaign contribution limit of $500 a year was not closely drawn to meet its objectives.
Constitutional Law 9th Aug. 2, 2021
National Pork Producers Council v. Ross
Proposition 12 does not impose impermissible extraterritorial effects where it is neither price-control nor price-affirmation statute.
Constitutional Law 9th Jul. 29, 2021
R-Calf v. Vilsack
Promotional materials by third-parties that are subject to Secretary of Agriculture's pre-approval is government speech and exempt from First Amendment scrutiny.
Constitutional Law 9th Jul. 28, 2021
Brach v. Newsom
California's ban on in-person schooling in private school setting abridges fundamental right of parents to control their children's education.
Constitutional Law 9th Jul. 27, 2021
Taking Offense v. State of California
Law that prohibited staff members of long-term care facilities from willfully and repeatedly referring to resident by pronoun other than resident's preferred pronoun was content-based and did not survive strict scrutiny.
Constitutional Law 3DCA Jul. 20, 2021
Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta
Compelling disclosure of charitable organizations' Schedule B information did not serve sufficiently important government interest and violated organizations' First Amendment right to free association.
Constitutional Law USSC Jul. 2, 2021
PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey
Section 717f(h) of Natural Gas Act authorizes Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate holders to condemn all necessary rights-of-way, whether owned by private parties or States.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 30, 2021
U.S. v. Melgar-Diaz
Statute that punishes any alien who 'enters United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers' is not unconstitutional delegation of legislative power.
Constitutional Law 9th Jun. 30, 2021
Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco
Appellate court's approach that conclusive decision is not 'final' unless plaintiff also complied with administrative processes in obtaining that decision is inconsistent with ordinary operation of civil-rights suits.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 29, 2021
TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez
Because mere existence of inaccurate information, absent dissemination, traditionally has not provided basis for lawsuit, class members' whose credit reports were not distributed to third parties did not suffer concrete harm.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 28, 2021
Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
Although public schools may have special interest in regulating some off-campus student speech, student's interest in free expression here was not overcome.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 24, 2021
Meland v. Weber
Plaintiff plausibly alleged that Senate Bill 826 requires shareholders to discriminate on basis of sex when exercising their corporate voting rights, which adequately alleged injury in fact.
Constitutional Law 9th Jun. 22, 2021
Fulton v. Philadelphia
State's refusal to contract with religious foster care agency for foster care services unless it certifies same-sex couples to be foster parents violated Free Exercise Clause.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 18, 2021
California v. Texas
Plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge constitutionality of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because they had not shown injury fairly traceable to defendants' conduct enforcing minimum essential coverage provision.
Constitutional Law USSC Jun. 18, 2021
County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Johnson & Johnson)
Discovery order granting motion to compel production of medical records and prescription data of patients in county programs to outside entity without notice to patients established 'serious invasion of privacy.'
Constitutional Law 4DCA/1 Jun. 16, 2021