January 25, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on Friday struck down the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment and the Alabama Marriage Protection Act, ruling them unconstitutional. Applying strict scrutiny, Judge Callie V.S. Granade found the marriage laws violated the ...[read more]
November 12, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina ordered state officials on Wednesday to stop enforcing South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. Judge Richard Mark Gergel based this decision on a recent US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit opinion on Virginia, which held ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Addison Morris
Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled on Monday that Ohio authorities must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The court found that the state's refusal to recognize such marriages violates the Due Process Clause, Equal ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 17, 1905, the US Supreme Court overturned a New York statute that limited the number of hours a baker could work, claiming it violated a freedom to contract inherent in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case, Lochner v. New York, has been hailed as a controversial ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On March 5, 2012, US Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Obama administration's policy of targeted killings of US citizens abroad who are members of al Qaeda. In his speech at Northwestern University School of Law, Holder stressed that the procedural requirements of Due Process Clause change ...[read more]
April 2, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist William Maurer, an Executive Director for the Institute for Justice, says that when the government adopts a "sentence first, trial later" mentality and does not allow for judicial review of administrative action, it grievously violates the Due Process Clause...On March 29, ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Wednesday in Perry v. New Hampshire that the Due Process Clause does not require a preliminary judicial inquiry into the reliability of an eyewitness identification when the identification was not procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances arranged by law ...[read more]
November 22, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 22, 2010, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that defendants with limited English proficiency have a constitutional right to court interpreters in criminal trials. The Georgia Court of Appeals denied Annie Ling's motion for a new trial after a jury convicted her of cruelty to children ...[read more]
August 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 4, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that California's ban on same-sex marriage violated the US Constitution. Judge Vaughn Walker held that the ban, known as Proposition 8, violated both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 28, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Chicago that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment right to bear arms applicable to the states as well as the federal government. The case arose over a Chicago ordinance which effectively banned the ...[read more]

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