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A Law Unto Themselves: Religious Rights of Organizations and Women’s Health

To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself. Justice Scalia’s opinion in Employment Div. v.

Posted in Legal Analysis, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights

License (Plate) to Discriminate: Recent Developments in Government Speech

I previously wrote an introduction to the government speech doctrine, the boundaries and reach of which have been redefined after the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (If you’re unfamiliar with Walker,

Posted in Free Speech, government-speech, Legal Analysis

Katz and Dogs: Fourth Amendment Detour to my Favorite Scalia Opinions

As soon as I learned that 2016’s cruel winter had taken from us not just David Bowie but also Justice Scalia, I wanted to write a tribute. Rainbow flag cake notwithstanding, the BFF of RBG wrote some of my all-time favorite opinions,

Posted in Fourth Amendment, Legal Analysis

Whose Speech Is It?: An Introduction to Government Speech

    Should a state be required to display an Adopt-a-Highway sign for the KKK? In 2012, Georgia denied the KKK’s application to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program, citing safety concerns—specifically, the 65 mph speed limit on the section of

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Posted in Free Speech, government-speech, Legal Analysis
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