The Supreme Court seems unlikely to take a wrecking ball to the 93-year old war memorial cross that stands on public land in Maryland. But was not clear during oral arguments before the high court on Wednesday if conservative defenders of the cross had won over enough justices to achieve the sweeping changes they sought to the way federal courts interprets the First Amendment’s establishment clause.The case involves a cross originally erected by the American Legion as a monument to men who died in World War I. The cross has been owned and maintained by a state park’s commission since 1961. Atheists claimed in a lawsuit that the monument, known as the Peace Cross, violated the constitution’s ban on the establishment of religion. Last year, a federal appeals court held that the cross must be removed or modified to erase any appearance of an endorsement of religion. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the hearing was that some of the court’s liberal justices appeared … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Looks Likely to Allow Peace Cross to Stand
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law December 25, 2018 9:42 pm Change Font Size Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University, Uttarakhand, is organising an Essay Competition on Constitutional Law, under the aegis of its Center for Constitutional Law. Last date for registration: 10th January 2019 Eligibility: Law students, scholars, academicians, lawyers, judges and legal professionals are eligible to participate. Co-authorship is not permitted. Word Limit: 2,500 words (excluding footnotes) Deadline for Submission: 25th January 2019 Prizes: 1stPrize: INR 5,000 2ndPrize: INR 3,500 3rdPrize: INR 1,500 Winners will be awarded at a ceremony presided over by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Markandey Katjuat Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University, on 2nd February, 2019. Registration Fee: INR 200 To register, click here . Topics: Constitutional Law | Essay Competition | Law College Dehradun Related … [Read more...] about Call For Entries: Law College Dehradun’s Essay Competition On Constitutional Law
POLITICS 07/19/2018 01:18 pm ET Some constitutional scholars want lawmakers to try anyway. By Jennifer Bendery WASHINGTON ― Democrats have an interesting idea for finding out what happened in President Donald Trump’s private two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week: subpoena the U.S. interpreter who was in the room and ask her. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is lobbying for a Senate hearing with the interpreter. Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tried Thursday morning to get the committee on board but was overruled by Republicans. BREAKING: @RepSwalwell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit — the only witness to Trump’s meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trump’s actions necessitate it.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 19, 2018 Can lawmakers even do this, though, given … [Read more...] about Can Congress Subpoena The Interpreter From Trump’s Putin Meeting? Experts Aren’t Sure.