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11 Dec 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Last week the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. [read post]
14 Nov 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Last week, it was widely reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would not approve AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner unless AT&T agreed to sell off either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting. [read post]
17 Oct 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, initial reactions from lawmakers followed a familiar pattern. [read post]
3 Oct 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
The Supreme Court Term that opened on Monday provides opportunities for the justices to resolve numerous important legal questions. [read post]
19 Sep 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Last week, the Israel Supreme Court ruled that the government’s policy of exempting Haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) from military service amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. [read post]
22 Aug 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Last week, GoDaddy canceled the website registration for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer following an extremely misogynistic post on the site mocking Heather Heyer, the young woman who was murdered in Charlottesville by a neo-Nazi who (it certainly appears) deliberately drove his car into her and numerous other counter-demonstrators. [read post]
25 Jul 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Shortly after the news broke last week that President Trump’s advisers were looking into the possibility of the president issuing a pardon to family members, campaign staff, and even himself for crimes he and they may have committed by colluding with Russian government officials or obstructing the investigation into such collusion, I received inquiries from reporters who wanted to know whether a president really could pardon himself. [read post]
24 Jul 2017, 4:00 am
by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care with some minor updates here)Last week, as the latest Senate GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed, President Trump voiced support for simply repealing the ACA, with a replacement to come later. [read post]
11 Jul 2017, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
After the Access Hollywood recording of then-private-citizen Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women became public in October 2016, Trump denied that he had ever engaged in the behavior about which he had boasted. [read post]
19 Jun 2017, 9:01 pm by Joanna L. Grossman
The categories, and the rules that govern each one, are spelled out in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (INA), as amended in 2000 by the Child Citizenship Act (CCA).Section 301(c) of the INA provides, for example, that a person born outside of the U.S. to two U.S. citizen parents acquires citizenship at birth as long as at least one of the parents “has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person. [read post]