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Tyler v. Hennepin County
Plaintiff plausibly alleged that a Minnesota county's retention of the excess value of her home above her tax debt violated the Takings Clause.
Constitutional Law USSC May 26, 2023
Amended Opinion: Porter v. Martinez
Although restriction on using vehicle's horn was a restriction on speech, it was narrowly tailored to further government's interest in traffic safety.
Constitutional Law 9th May 23, 2023
National Pork Producers Council v. Ross
Proposition 12, requiring certain pig confinement standards for pork sold in California, did not run afoul of the "dormant" Commerce Clause.
Constitutional Law USSC May 12, 2023
Modification: Thompson v. Spitzer
Dismissal of residents' challenge to Orange County DNA collection program was reversed because participants were not informed of how their DNA samples could be used before waiving their privacy rights.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/3 May 9, 2023
Kennedy Jr. v. Warren
Senator's letter requesting Amazon review and adjust its algorithm so it would not promote COVID-19 misinformation published by third parties was not a coercive violation of the First Amendment.
Constitutional Law 9th May 5, 2023
Atkins v. St. Cecilia Catholic School
Summary judgment was improper where triable issues of fact existed regarding the ministerial exception's application to plaintiff, an office administrator and art teacher at defendant Catholic school.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/8 May 2, 2023
People v. Bocanegra
Possession of an assault weapon charge did not violate defendant's Second Amendment right because an AR-15 rifle is not a weapon typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.
Constitutional Law 3DCA May 1, 2023
Pyankovska v. Abid
Court erred in holding that *Noerr-Pennington* doctrine immunized husband's attorney from wiretapping claims because attaching a selectively edited transcript of a secretly recorded conversation was not a petitioning activity.
Constitutional Law 9th Apr. 19, 2023
Modification: Boydston v. Padilla
California's 2016 semi-closed presidential primary system survived a constitutional challenge because it minimally burdened unaffiliated voter and furthered the state's interest in orderly voting.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/1 Apr. 18, 2023
Palmer v. City of Anaheim
Anaheim's 4% general fund transfer fee for its public utility department complied with the voter approval requirements of the California Constitution.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/3 Apr. 18, 2023
Modification: Boydston v. Weber
California's 2016 semi-closed presidential primary system survived a constitutional challenge because it minimally burdened unaffiliated voter and furthered the state's interest in orderly voting.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/1 Apr. 18, 2023
Thompson v. Spitzer
Dismissal of residents' challenge to Orange County DNA collection program was reversed because participants were not informed of how their DNA samples could be used before waiving their privacy rights.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/3 Apr. 13, 2023
Boydston v. Padilla
California's 2016 semi-closed presidential primary system survived a constitutional challenge because it minimally burdened unaffiliated voter and furthered the state's interest in orderly voting.
Constitutional Law 4DCA/1 Apr. 13, 2023
Modification: Castellanos v. State of California (Protect App-Based Drivers and Services)
Provisions defining what constituted an amendment to an initiative statute were unconstitutional as they intruded on both the Legislature's power as well as the Judiciary's authority to interpret the law.
Constitutional Law 1DCA/4 Apr. 13, 2023
Porter v. Martinez
Although restriction on using vehicle's horn was a restriction on speech, it was narrowly tailored to further government's interest in traffic safety.
Constitutional Law 9th Apr. 10, 2023
Cultiva La Salud v. State of California
The Keep Groceries Affordable Act was unlawful because it was an intentional penalty on a charter city's lawful exercise of its power to tax groceries under the home rule doctrine.
Constitutional Law 3DCA Mar. 29, 2023
Chong Yim v. City of Seattle
Blanket ban on landlords inquiring about the criminal histories of current and potential tenants was an overly broad restriction on the landlord's right to free speech.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 22, 2023
Regina v. State of California
Penal Code Section 28220(f)(4), which provided firearms dealer discretion on whether to sell shotgun to purchaser who had received an undetermined eligibility letter, did not violate Second Amendment.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/7 Mar. 20, 2023
Olson v. State of California
Under rational basis review, Postmates plausibly alleged that Assembly Bill 5, as amended, violated the Equal Protection Clause for those engaged in app-based ride-hailing and delivery services.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 20, 2023
State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game v. Federal Subsistence Board, et al
Plaintiff's claim that the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act does not authorize the federal government to open emergency hunting seasons was excepted from mootness doctrine.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 15, 2023
Castellanos v. State of California (Protect App-Based Drivers and Services)
Provisions defining what constituted an amendment to an initiative statute were unconstitutional as they intruded on both the Legislature's power as well as the Judiciary's authority to interpret the law.
Constitutional Law 1DCA/4 Mar. 15, 2023
Forbes Media LLC et al. v. USA
The First Amendment did not provide journalist access to sealed All Writs Act technical assistance materials relating to an ongoing criminal investigation involving a fugitive.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 14, 2023
O'Handley v. Weber
Twitter was not a state actor where it removed a post according to its own content moderation policies and user agreement despite the fact that the removed post was initially flagged by a state agency.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 13, 2023
No on E v. David Chiu
San Francisco ordinance requiring political groups identify top contributors in advertisements did not violate First Amendment because it was narrowly tailored to accomplish the important governmental interest of providing voters information.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 9, 2023
Twitter Inc. v. Garland
Government redactions of Twitter transparency report were narrowly tailored to support the compelling government interest in national security.
Constitutional Law 9th Mar. 7, 2023
Modification: So. California Gas Co. v. Public Utilities Commission
Governmental entity's discovery requests that sought all sources of funding for company's lobbying activities were not narrowly tailored to avoid unnecessary interference with constitutionally protected activities.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/1 Feb. 7, 2023
In re K.C.
Probation condition preventing minor from engaging in any unconsented sexual touching was not unconstitutionally vague since it provided a fair warning of the prohibited conduct.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/6 Jan. 25, 2023
U.S. v. Lillard
Defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel of choice was not violated when the Government seized funds in his untainted inmate trust account pursuant to a valid restitution order.
Constitutional Law 9th Jan. 18, 2023
So. California Gas Co. v. Public Utilities Commission
Governmental entity's discovery requests that sought all sources of funding for company's lobbying activities were not narrowly tailored to avoid unnecessary interference with constitutionally protected activities.
Constitutional Law 2DCA/1 Jan. 10, 2023
Dominguez v. Bonta
Plaintiffs lacked standing because the alleged injuries suffered as a result of the challenged laws affecting legal fees for professional negligence claims were too speculative and hypothetical.
Constitutional Law 5DCA Jan. 10, 2023