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Justice Breyer’s Approach to the First Amendment: “What I Think We Should Do”

by Matthew L. Schafer Just minutes before the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, the Court handed down a 6-3 decision in United States v. Alvarez, striking down as unconstitutional under the First Amendment a 2005 law, the Stolen Valor … Continue reading

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Press and Precedent: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court’s GPS Case

by Matthew L. Schafer On January 23, 2012, the Supreme Court addressed for the first time whether the attaching of a GPS device to a citizen’s car and its subsequent use constituted a search.  The Court held that it did. “We … Continue reading

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What the Supreme Court’s GPS Case Actually Says

It is fair to conclude that the Court’s ruling in Jones was not as broad as many suggested.  On the other hand, it was not as narrow as others suggested.  If anything Scalia took the middle ground, and likely got to five … Continue reading

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