Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Luis v. United States. While case does not directly challenge the constitutionality of asset forfeiture as a practice, it highlights how the restraint of personal assets of a criminal defendant could raise due process concerns.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the ramifications of a call from a law professors and lawyers group for states to ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a case about Puerto Rico’s sovereignty just accepted by the Supreme Court and the Fifth Amendment concept of double jeopardy.
Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress examine constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate with guest host Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case and how a judge in Kentucky used one of the legal system’s “awesome” powers – the ability to hold someone in contempt of court.