.9th Circuit has chance to vindicate First Amendment   
Learn about the level of scrutiny courts apply to speech regulations by looking at a case the 9th Circuit will hear on August 17, 2017.
Batson is back   
For only the second time in over 25 years, the California Supreme Court has found that a peremptory challenge violated the constitutional prohibition against racial discrimination in jury selection.
Courts diverge on commercial speech   
Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have granted ever-increasing First Amendment protection to commercial speakers. The 9th Circuit, however, seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
.Public Employees and Free Speech: An Update   
When a public employee speaks up, does the First Amendment provide protection? It depends.
Searching a probationer's electronic devices   
Under what circumstances do the Constitution and case law allow warrantless searches of electronic devices owned by probationers or parolees?
Right to privacy and civil discovery   
Learn about the source of the right to privacy, the test for determining when discovery may be curtailed due to the right, and specific areas covered by the right.
SEC ALJs continue to draw scrutiny   
The SEC has come under fire recently for its reliance on in-house administrative law judges, though the commission has one the latest round of challenges to the practice.
The basics of search and seizure   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to discuss exceptions to the general warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, provide an overview of remedies for Fourth Amendment violations, and identify exceptions to the exclusionary sancti
Search and seizure basics   
The objective of this article and self-study test is to review the principles and recent case authority concerning the Fourth Amendment's exclusionary rule.