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Is Justice Class-Blind?

A forthcoming study by a University of Texas-Austin law professor says conservative jurists have begun to question precedents applying the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to poor Americans.

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Memo to the New Court: Let’s Avoid ‘Stupid’ Law

A former Supreme Court Justice once said, allegedly quoting Thurgood Marshall, that the Constitution doesn’t prohibit legislatures from enacting “stupid laws.” The only check on judicial ignorance or duplicity is engaged voters, says a commentator on drug issues.

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Supreme Court Votes 5-4 to Uphold Trump Travel Ban

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said the high court was not expressing a view “on the soundness of the policy. We simply hold today that plaintiffs have not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of their constitutional claim.” The ACLU responded that ‘history..will judge today’s decision harshly.”

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High Court Ruling a ‘Victory’ for Digital Privacy Rights, says ACLU

Americans have won a “ground breaking” victory for privacy rights in the digital age, thanks to last week’s Supreme Court decision requiring police to seek a warrant in most cases to access cell phone data, according to a privacy expert with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).