May 25, 3:41 PM PDT
"Mr. Lemon’s lawsuit challenged a 1968 Pennsylvania law that reimbursed religious schools for some expenses, including teachers’ salaries and textbooks, so long as they related to instruction on secular subjects also taught in the public schools." Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, writing for...
May 25, 3:20 PM PDT
I was invited to stay around another month but a personal loss and the press of grading papers overwhelmed me. With apologies to the list organizers, this is my first and last post for this month. President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College on May 19th triggered a...
May 25, 3:17 PM PDT
Michael Doyle of McClatchy's Washington Bureau has this post today at his blog, "Suits & Sentences." You can access Thursday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces at this link .
Lowering the Bar
May 25, 12:34 PM PDT
No ruling yet in the case of John Brennan, not the drone-loving CIA director but the heroic anti-TSA protester who stripped naked at Portland International Airport last year. A judge dismissed criminal charges against Brennan on First Amendment grounds but...