Tag Archives: First Amendment

The First Amendment and Your License Plate

When John Kotler sent his application and request for a personalized license plate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, he likely didn’t expect to wind up in the news.  However, instead of receiving the plates he ordered, Kotler, a … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

National Labor Relations Board v Noel Canning Noel challenged a Board order arguing three members had been improperly recessed appointed. The district of Columbia Circuit agreed and reversed the order. The Court, with four justices concurring in judgment, affirmed. The … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Northwest, Inc. v Ginsberg Northwest terminated Ginsberg membership in its frequent flier program. Ginsberg sued alleging several causes of action including breach of the duty of good faith. The district court ruled the good faith claim preempted. The 9th Circuit … Continue reading

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March 5, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Ross v Early Ross sought to hand out flyers at the entrance of an arena where a circus was performing. Consistent with city policy, Early ordered Ross to move from the entrance to a designated protest spot a few feet … Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Pisano v Strach Pisano sued Strach and the other members of the North Carolina Board of elections seeking an injunction against the filing deadline for petitions by new political parties to appear to the ballot. The district court granted summary … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Perini/Tompkins Joint Venture v Ace American Insurance Company Venture settled a suit involving its conduct as a general contractor on a construction project in Maryland without notifying Ace. It then filed a claim under the insurance policy issued by Ace … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Turner v Daniels  Turner filed a claim against an estate under South Carolina Code 62-2-302(b) claiming to be the child of the decedent. The probate and circuit court’s denied her claim. The Court affirmed holding that decedent never knew child … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Cooskey v Furtrell Cooskey ran a website which advocated a high protein diet to fight diabetes and offered individual counseling and advice to visitors. The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition informally advised Cooskey his website constituted unauthorized practice and gave … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd Party challenged Virginia’s requirement of a resident petition signature gatherer or resident witness of nonresident signature gathering. The district court found Party had standing and the residency requirement violated the First Amendment. The panel … Continue reading

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Justice O’Connor at the Charleston School of Law’s 5th Annual Law & Society Symposium

On Monday, April 15th, the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice for the United States Supreme Court (ret.) introduced the 5th Annual Law & Society Symposium presented by the Charleston Law Review and The Riley Institute at Furman University. Planned by Professor Sheila … Continue reading

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