December 19, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a lawsuit against neighboring Colorado on Thursday over the new marijuana market, claiming the state-regulated recreational marijuana shops are piping marijuana into neighboring states where marijuana is illegal. In the lawsuit, filed directly with the US Supreme Court ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Missouri Senate on Wednesday fell one vote short of overriding a veto by Governor Jay Nixon and passing into law a bill implementing a controversial gun measure. After the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 109-49 in favor of overriding Nixon's veto, the senate's 22-12 vote ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's decision to block components of South Carolina's immigration law. Relying on the Supremacy Clause, the court ruled that the plaintiffs have an implied right of action to seek injunctive relief from the act on ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Lawsuits challenging the enforcement of ACA have argued that the law violates various portions of the Constitution, most notably the Commerce Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 3), the Tax and Spending Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8), the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, clause 2), and the Tenth ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Many states took legislative action to prevent the enforcement of ACA within their borders by either nullifying the "individual mandate" portion of ACA or invalidating the law in its entirety. However, the legitimacy of these legislative actions is questionable, given the potential conflict ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
A Missouri law allowing police to track individuals' cell phones in emergencies was challenged in a federal lawsuit Monday claiming that the state law conflicts with federal law. The complaint, filed on behalf of a Bolivar resident, asserts that the Missouri law should be struck down under the ...[read more]
August 23, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 23, 2011, a Michigan court of appeals ruled that medical marijuana could not be sold at private dispensaries. The defendant in the case was a privately owned medical marijuana dispensary that facilitated patient-to-patient transfer of marijuana to patients and stored excess marijuana. US ...[read more]
July 1, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist David Moore of the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School says that although the Supremacy Clause binds states to follow international law that qualifies as preemptive federal law, not all treaties or principles of customary international law qualify as ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 21, 2011, South Carolina's House of Representatives voted to enact SB 20, a bill that allows police officers to confirm a suspect's immigration status and requires employers to participate in an state-wide employment registry. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil ...[read more]
May 3, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 3, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) filed a lawsuit challenging a Utah immigration law that was modeled on Arizona's controversial SB 1070. The law requires police to check the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony ...[read more]

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