Courthouse
Courthouse

Legal & Legislative

Recent

  • CitiesSpeak

Given the Supreme Court’s prominent role in deciding important issues of the day, it is easy to get caught up in the latest juicy Court mishap.  Justice Scalia erroneously depicted precedent in his dissent in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak
By Ildar Sagdejev, via Wikimedia Commons

In Heien v. North Carolina, a police officer pulled over a car because he thought North Carolina law required that motor vehicles have two working brake lights.  It turns out the officer was wrong…

Police car
Police car
  • CitiesSpeak

Does an anonymous, unverified tip of dangerous driving justify a traffic stop? Yes, says a divided Supreme Court.

In Prado Navarette v. California, an anonymous 911 caller reported that a vehicle had run her off the road. …

Police car
Police car
  • CitiesSpeak

The Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling should be viewed through the lens of public employment and contracts not just public universities. In Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action the Supreme Court held 6-2 that voters…

Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Press Release

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the definition of a taking of property, thus opening the door for increased claims against local and all other levels of government.

The Court's unanimous decision in Arkansas Game & Fish…