Constitutional law

November 30, 2016

A NOTE FOR FELLOW HISTORY GEEKS

In our most recent post, which addressed the new overtime rules, we had occasion to explain that Congress may constitutionally delegate its legislative powers to the rules-making […]
April 13, 2016

INCOMPLETE PASS

When the Supreme Court issued an opinion last week on “one person one vote,” the political press did what it does best and reduced it to […]
January 13, 2016

CLOUDY CRYSTAL BALL

Issues related to evidence and sentencing are probably the two most frequent topics for appeal in criminal cases.  We have mentioned both in previous posts. An […]
August 20, 2015

SO SPOKE… WHO?

The murderous rampage by a racist young man who wrapped himself in the confederate flag jolted the previously somnolent debate about the meaning of that flag.  […]
August 17, 2015

FOLLOW THE SIGNS

Under one municipal code, signs advocating this or that political opinion or philosophy are limited to 20 square feet; campaign signs may grow to 32 square […]
August 5, 2015

WHEN A SMALL WIN CAN HERALD A BIGGER ONE

It seemed a narrow case, one of those of no interest to anyone but the parties involved.  A law that gave the federal government the right […]
July 30, 2015

WHEN A WIN IS BARELY A WIN

The city of Los Angeles, which requires hotels to keep a registry of their guests, also required those hotels to show their registry to any police […]
November 12, 2014

BUSY SIGNALS

Sometimes, when one calls upon the law, the law answers.  Responses to tricky questions can be gleaned from statutes or case law.  And sometimes, all you […]
November 4, 2014

BUNDLES OF STICKS

We end our short series of posts motivated in general by the U.S Supreme Court opening its new term by addressing what will possibly be the […]