Category Archive: Recent Cases

What is legal “standing”?

April 19, 2016 - 1 Comment

In order to bring a suit to court, a person, or plaintiff, must demonstrate that they have been harmed, or will be harmed, and therefore, the court must take corrective action.  Standing, or locus standi, limits lawsuits to those individuals who have suffered actual harm.  In other words, a court will not hear a case brought by […]

Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?

December 20, 2015 - 1 Comment

On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v Abbott.  At issue is [...]

Roy Moore takes on Ginsburg (and Jefferson, Adams, and Madison)

May 30, 2015 - 1 Comment

This month, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg again officiated a same-sex wedding. During [...]

America’s 10th “Supreme” Justice?

September 7, 2014 - 1 Comment

While only nine justices sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Appeals Court Judge Richard A. Posner has [...]

Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence

July 28, 2014 - Comments Off on Florida wins appeal to ban pediatricians from protecting kids from gun violence

In Florida, last year, 17 children aged 12 or younger were killed with guns, often accidentally. [...]

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Climate change deniers adopt similar strategies to tobacco industry of the 1950’s

March 1, 2014 - 1 Comment

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v Environmental [...]

States rush to limit voting rights

July 28, 2013 - Comments Off on States rush to limit voting rights

Last month, The Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v Holder that the pre-clearance provision of [...]

Can Race Be Considered in College Admissions? Court Says Maybe.

June 24, 2013 - 3 Comments

In a much anticipated ruling on affirmative action and summarized previously by TeenJury, the [...]

DNA Testing Collides with the Fourth Amendment

June 5, 2013 - Comments Off on DNA Testing Collides with the Fourth Amendment

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Maryland v King, holding that police may [...]

Court: Warrant Needed for Blood Tests in DUI Cases

April 18, 2013 - Comments Off on Court: Warrant Needed for Blood Tests in DUI Cases

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that, in most cases, police need to obtain a warrant prior to [...]

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