About The AuthorMarc Charisse is the editor of The Evening Sun. Dr. Charisse has a Ph.D. in First Amendment law and history, and has taught communication law and constitutional law at the University of Washington in Seattle and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla. Charisse can be reached at email@example.com.
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A recent story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes 14-year-old Alexandria Boston as “a slender, rough-and-tumble sort of girl” who looked forward to her middle school’s annual field day activities. But last year was different. Instead of letting loose a little … Continue reading
As the Supreme Court begins its second day of oral arguments on the national health-care law, I’m reflecting back to Holmes’ famous dissent in Lochner v. New York. The majority in that infamous decision ruled that a constitutional “right to … Continue reading
Hard cases, observed Oliver Wendell Holmes, make bad law. With all due respect for the eminent jurist, I think he had it backward. Often, it’s good laws that make hard cases.
Conventional wisdom is that it’s always risky to read too much into what side individual justices appear to take in oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The justices can push the side they disagree with in hopes of spotting holes … Continue reading
A Loyola law professor sent me a copy of a blog post on Alvarez, the “right to lie” case the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on today. Prof. Aaron Caplan writes that he hoped for a good classroom debate on … Continue reading
So where in the Constitution does it talk about GPS tracking? Well, it doesn’t. But that didn’t stop the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court from unanimously ruling recently that the practice raises serious constitutional concerns. Decided in late … Continue reading
A group of local citizens plans to mark the anniversary of Citizens United with a protest on the Gettysburg square noon Saturday. This column originally ran The Evening Sun in December 2010. Please see previous entry on Citizens United as … Continue reading
A group of local citizens plans to mark the anniversary of Citizens United with a protest on the Gettysburg square noon Saturday. I wrote this column Jan. 30, 2010, shortly after the Citizens United decision, and stand by it, with … Continue reading
Does a police K-9′s sniff outside a house give officers the right to get a search warrant for illegal drugs, or is the sniff itself an unconstitutional search? Florida’s highest court has said Franky the drug dog’s super nose crosses … Continue reading