The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it wants the Supreme Court to decide a dispute over the ability of President Barack Obama to issue executive orders about immigration.
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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.
The state of Texas and a group promoting the separation of church and state don’t see eye-to-eye over a growing practice of police cars displaying the motto “In God We Trust.”
The United States Supreme Court on Friday afternoon said it will consolidate seven cases challenging Obamacare’s birth-control mandate and hear arguments about them next year.
John Stinneford of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the meaning of the Eighth Amendment and the future of the death penalty.