December 4, 2014
by Emelina Perez
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Florida law mandating welfare applicants undergo drug tests before receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law, which applied to all applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was enacted in July 2011 ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant to get a person's cell phone location history from the cell phone provider. Police conducting a robbery investigation had obtained four people's cell phone location histories after getting a "D- ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist, Ilan Wurman, Stanford Law School Class of 2013, discusses drug testing welfare recipients and argues that the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit misapplied the doctrine of unconstitutional conditions... On February 26, 2013, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland on the abrogation of states' Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity by the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Petitioner Daniel Coleman was terminated from his job and filed suit ...[read more]
January 12, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals the court will determine whether Congress constitutionally abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ...[read more]
July 23, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 23, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld part of a Florida law that required students in grades kindergarten through 12 to obtain parental permission before they can be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The court held that another provision requiring ...[read more]
May 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 19, 2008, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Protect Act, aimed at preventing the pandering or solicitation of child pornography, was constitutional. In the case, United States v. Williams, the court held that it was not unconstitutionally broad or vague under the First Amendment, ...[read more]
April 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 30, 2007, the US Supreme Court ruled in Scott v. Harris that a police officer who ended a high speed car chase by colliding their cars together acted "reasonably" under the Fourth Amendment. Harris, who was driving the fleeing car, sued Scott after the resulting crash paralyzed him. The ...[read more]
August 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 28, 2003, the Supreme Court of Alabama removed a monument of the Biblical Ten Commandments from its courthouse rotunda. The monument had been installed on the orders of Chief Justice Roy Moore, triggering a lawsuit. In Glassroth v. Moore, the US District Court for the Middle District of ...[read more]
March 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) on Sunday approved an amendment to the electoral law mandating equal representation for rural and urban citizens. The electoral reform was adopted at the close of the Third Session of the Eleventh National People's Congress and was hailed by the P... ...[read more]

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