This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the judicially created “provocation rule” comports with the Court’s precedents. The action under review, Mendez v. County of Los Angeles, involves an incident that occurred in the desert town of Lancaster, California, where sheriff deputies unlawfully
Fueled by the lingering (and largely erroneous) perception of a liberal judiciary, Republican presidential candidates are calling for new legislation to curb the power of federal judges. As the Washington Post reports, a majority of the Republican field is calling for some sort of judicial
Last week, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that a California school district did not violate a teacher’s free speech rights by ordering him to remove posters bearing the national motto, among other phrases.
In late 2006, Bradley Johnson, a
As the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell is (hopefully) hopefully underway, with a possible certification by top Pentagon officials in the coming days, CRCL would be remiss if we failed to applaud the Department of Justice's recent Brief in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss
The 9th Circuit Monday upheld the action by an Arizona district court blocking parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law from going into effect. The ruling by District Judge Susan R. Bolton that the court upheld blocked provisions in the law that would allow for
The Supreme Court head argument on March 2 in the case of Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd, questioning whether John Ashcroft is entitled to immunity from charges that Abdullah Al-Kidd was held under the act allowing detention of material witnesses, but was treated as a suspect and
Quickly following on the heels of an announcement of which 9th Circuit judges would here the federal appeal of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a suit challenging the constitutionality of CA's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents filed a motion asking Judge Stephen Reinhardt to