Tag:constitutional law

Supreme Court Expands Private Property Rights Against Government Regulation

In a victory for private property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a California law requiring agricultural landowners to give union organizers temporary access to their property was a government taking that automatically entitled the landowners to compensation.

In Separation of Powers Ruling, Supreme Court Rejects PTAB System for Patent Disputes and Orders PTO Panel Decisions to be Reviewed by Agency Director

The Supreme Court, applying a doctrine that urges strict separation of authority among the federal government’s three branches, invalidated June 21 a statutory scheme that excludes politically-appointed functionaries from intellectual property disputes.

10th Circuit Says Passport Revocation for Unpaid Taxes is Constitutional

Americans who owe back taxes of five figures or more might not be able to travel with a passport after a July 20 opinion from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Court Opinions: Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions for July 8

The Colorado Court of Appeals on July 8 ruled in People v. Valera-Castillo, People v. Landis, People in Interest of K.S.E. and others.

Court Opinions: Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions for July 1

The Colorado Court of Appeals on July 1 ruled in Accetta v. Brooks Tower Residence, People in Interest of J.M.M. and others.

U.S. Justices End Florist Fight to Discriminate Against Gay Couple on Religious Grounds

The Supreme Court, on a July 2 divided vote, passed on deciding whether a private business can discriminate against LGBTQ customers.

Supreme Court Warns Public Schools Against Efforts to Regulate Student Speech Away From Campus

The Supreme Court ruled in late June that public schools have little authority to regulate teenagers’ off campus social media posts.

Supreme Court: Mandatory Union Organizer Visits Are “Takings”

A Supreme Court decision deemed labor union organizer visits to farmlands are takings. It may indicate continued hostility for negotiations.