Texas Tech University School of Law Seeks Visitors to Teach Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Criminal Procedure

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Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals to fill a visiting faculty position for the 2021-22 academic year (Requisition 22902BR/Visiting Professor). It is anticipated that the law school

“Leading scholar of civil procedure, constitutional law, Stephen Sachs joins HLS faculty”

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“Leading scholar of civil procedure, constitutional law, Stephen Sachs joins HLS faculty”: Harvard Law today has a report that begins, “Stephen E. Sachs, a leading scholar of civil procedure and constitutional law, will join the faculty of Harvard Law School as the inaugural Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, effective July 1

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“California’s Shifting Relationship With the Supreme Court: A conversation with the constitutional law expert Erwin Chemerinsky about what Californians can expect from a conservative court.”

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“California’s Shifting Relationship With the Supreme Court: A conversation with the constitutional law expert Erwin Chemerinsky about what Californians can expect from a conservative court.” ” Jill Cowan has this discussion online at The New York Times

“Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella appointed Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Justice Abella is world-renowned for her decisions and theories on equality, human rights, and constitutional law”

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“Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella appointed Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Justice Abella is world-renowned for her decisions and theories on equality, human rights, and constitutional law”: Rachel Reed of Harvard Law Today has this report

Ron DeSantis Signs New Social Media Law Designed To… Cost The State Tons Of Money

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Government Constitutional Law First Amendment Ron DeSantis TechnologyGreat job!

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FL And TX Govs Agree: No To Gay Wedding Cakes, Yes To COVID Cruises

AboveTheLaw

Government Constitutional Law COVID-19Culture war now, culture war tomorrow, culture war forever.

How Can Nonbelievers Defend Themselves Against Religious Persecution?

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Constitutional Law First Amendment Texas Tyler BrokerReligious fear and hatred of nonbelievers is real, the question is whether legal mechanisms exist that nonbelievers can utilize to defend themselves. .

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Unpacked and Undivided: Is The Court Sending A Message With A Litany Of 9-0 Decisions?

JonathanTurley

Madison — the case laying the foundation for the Supreme Court in our constitutional system. AOC challenged the role of the Court in overturning laws. Constitutional Law Courts Media Politics Society Supreme Court

As The Supreme Court Prepares For Major Rulings, Sen. Blumenthal Issues Warning To Conservative Supreme Court Justices Of “Seismic” Changes If They Rule The Wrong Way

JonathanTurley

Blumenthal told The Hill : “It will inevitably fuel and drive an effort to expand the Supreme Court if this activist majority betrays fundamental constitutional principles. Constitutional Law Courts Supreme CourtI have previously criticized Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,

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Federal appeals court reinstates Tennessee abortion waiting period

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According to supporters of the law, this time constraint was intended to ensure that the woman receiving the abortion gave informed consent. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday reinstated a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions in Tennessee.

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Texas Judge Finds Biden Administration Engaged In Racial And Gender Discrimination In Pandemic Relief Program

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Constitutional Law Politics(Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz). The Biden Administration has emphasized racial and gender prioritization in a variety of programs from vaccinations to pandemic relief.

“Discrimination at the Hands of their Government”: Another Federal Court Has Halted a Federal Relief Program As Racially Discriminatory

JonathanTurley

While legislative counsel and some legal experts raised concerns over the constitutionality of the law, a trial court rejected the challenge. Even if such categories pass constitutional muster, there is the question of selecting groups for favored treatment.

New Jersey Police Officer Fired For Calling BLM Protesters “Terrorists”

JonathanTurley

Constitutional Law Free Speech PoliticsWe have been discussing the termination of public employees and others for their postings on social media or public displays.

The Big One? The Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Deliver A Lethal Blow To Roe

JonathanTurley

Wade , a case that not only would transform constitutional law but political divisions in the United States. The Mississippi legislature moved to ban abortions after 15 weeks, seven weeks earlier than past laws passing constitutional muster.

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Grand Questions of the U.S. Constitution

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The 2021 Albany Law Review Symposium VIDEO: [link]. Albany Law Review Constitutional Law Symposium

Preference or Prejudice? Federal Court Finds Biden Administration Is Engaged In Racial and Gender Discrimination

JonathanTurley

The Biden administration agreed that such classifications, particularly based on race, must satisfy the highest constitutional burden of “strict scrutiny.” This is a far more nuanced constitutional issue than past challenges. Columns Constitutional Law Courts Politics

Gosh Oshkosh: University of Wisconsin Bans Any Speech Deemed “Insulting” or Demeaning”

JonathanTurley

Sites like Lawyers, Guns, and Money feature writers like Colorado Law Professor Paul Campus who call for the firing of those with opposing views ( including myself ). ” Indeed, a s raised by SNL , such moments can occur in deep space: Academia Constitutional Law Free Speech

No, They’re Not Going To Stop Teaching Dred Scott

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The article, written by Harvard Law School prof Jeannie Suk Gersen — we’ll get back to why that’s significant in a second — leans into the sad state of […]. Law Schools Constitutional Law Harvard Law School Jeannie Suk Gersen

“Malicious Communications”: Scottish Feminist Criminally Charged For Tweets Opposing Gender Self-Identification

JonathanTurley

What constitutes hate speech remains a highly subjective matter and we have seen a steady expansion of prohibited terms and words and gestures. The charges against Millar do not appear to have been brought under the new law.

Kentucky Moves To Criminalize Taunting Police Officers

JonathanTurley

The bill would make it a crime to “taunt” a police officer, an act that would sweep an array of protected speech under the criminal code and would face serious constitutional challenges. Constitutional Law Criminal law Free Speech

Georgetown Professor Under Fire For Reading The “N-Word” In A Class On Free Speech and Racism

JonathanTurley

Ohio (a 1969 case that we can discussed much in terms of “violent speech”), the Court struck down an Ohio law prohibiting public speech that was deemed as promoting illegal conduct. Academia Constitutional Law Free Speech Media Society

America’s Micro State: Why Congress Should Consider Retrocession Rather Than Statehood

JonathanTurley

Existing constitutional doctrines protect federal buildings and enclaves from state interference and control. Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University. Columns Congress Constitutional Law Politics

What Is The Difference Between The Wright And Babbitt Shootings?

JonathanTurley

” The question is whether a possible split-second mistake legally constitutes a conscious choice of an officer. Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors.

Chicago Faces 135% Increase In Carjackings. So Legislator Seeks To Ban “Grand Theft Auto”

JonathanTurley

It is not just limit to criminal impulses but extends to dietary impulses like the Big Gulp laws. Bizarre Constitutional Law Criminal law Free SpeechMy home city of Chicago continues to reel from soaring crime rates.

Federal Court Strikes Down California’s Assault Weapons Ban

JonathanTurley

For many years, I have been critical of politicians running on promises of sweeping gun control legislation that would violate controlling case law under the Second Amendment. Benitez addresses the test for such laws and holds that the state does not come close to satisfying its burden.

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The Justice Department Announces Civil Rights Indictments Against All Four Former Officers In Floyd Death

JonathanTurley

He owes allegiance to the two departments, so to speak, and within their respective spheres must pay the penalties which each exacts for disobedience to its laws.”. Constitutional Law Criminal law

Connecticut High School Student Arrested For Posting Racist Slur

JonathanTurley

The arrest appears to have been made under a state hate crime law that has long been criticized by some of us in the free speech community as dangerously vague. The “guise of constitutional freedom” is in fact the First Amendment’s protection of unpopular speech.

GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser Of Parents Opposing Critical Race Theory In Loudoun County

JonathanTurley

Constitutional Law Free Speech SocietyThere is a new controversy at GoFundMe which has been repeatedly criticized for yielding to campaigns to cancel conservative causes on the fundraising site.

Near Unanimous Supreme Court Rules Against Georgia Gwinnett College In Free Speech Victory

JonathanTurley

It first said that their speech constituted incitement akin to “fighting words.” Preczewski that “, it is undisputed that Uzuegbunam experienced a completed violation of his constitutional rights when respondents enforced their speech policies against him.

Rutgers Professor and Law Student Under Fire for Reading Racial Slur From Judicial Opinion

JonathanTurley

The New York Times is reporting that a Rutgers Law Professor and law student are under fire after the student reluctantly read the n-word in a 1993 legal opinion. This is not the only law student under fire this week for controversial or offensive language.

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Hostile Takeover: Democrats To Introduce Bill To Pack The Supreme Court

JonathanTurley

These politicians often decry what they view as attacks on the rule of law. Well, this is not just an attack but a virtual declaration of war on the rule of law. Congress Constitutional Law Supreme Court

Two Professors Face Discipline After Posting Flyers Denouncing a Conservative Colleague

JonathanTurley

Sullivan, sued for defamation and won under Alabama law. Sullivan’s lawsuit was one of a number of civil actions brought under state laws that targeted Northern media covering the violence against freedom marchers. Academia Constitutional Law Free Speech

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New York Court Orders Mother To Remove Confederate Flag Decoration or Risk Losing Custody of Her Daughter

JonathanTurley

As such, while recognizing that the First Amendment protects the mother’s right to display the flag, if it is not removed by June 1, 2021, its continued presence shall constitute a change in circumstances and family court shall factor this into any future best interests analysis.”.

Will Eliminating Standard Tests Really Reduce Racial Disparities In Education?

JonathanTurley

Some have called for the change to increase diversity in the schools, particularly after California voters refused to change the long ban on affirmative action in education under state law. Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University.

The “Bonkers” Interview Of Bonny Prince Harry: Why The Attack On The First Amendment Should Concern Americans

JonathanTurley

Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle have attacked media rights in England and succeeded under the laws of the United Kingdom. Rather, millions are likely to wait in rapt anticipation to hear more of what Prince Harry will say about correcting our Constitution.

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Fourth Circuit Overturns Conviction Of Retired Air Force Colonel For Using Racial Slur

JonathanTurley

” However, the appellate panel corrected noted that such laws are narrowly construed in light of controlling precedent. The criminalization of speech has expanded in countries like France , Germany , and England though hate speech laws and speech regulation.

Project Veritas Wins Victory Against New York Times In Defamation Action

JonathanTurley

Sullivan, sued for defamation and won under Alabama law. Sullivan’s lawsuit was one of a number of civil actions brought under state laws that targeted Northern media covering the violence against freedom marchers. Constitutional Law Media Politics Torts

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