Drawing on government arguments in the Citizens United case, Rotunda says the proposed amendment would authorize lawmakers to ban the kind of political films at issue in Citizens United and even political pamphlets. Cruz gives specific examples, saying the amendment could allow bans on expenditures for voter guides by interest groups, door-to-door get-out-the-vote efforts, and bloggers’ criticism of politicians. … [Read more...] about Should First Amendment be revised to allow limits on campaign spending?
The 9th Circuit had reasoned the California law prevents gun violence by imposing a cooling off period, and that the waiting period could stop a subsequent gun purchaser who wants to buy a larger capacity weapon that could do more harm when fired into a crowd. … [Read more...] about Second Amendment is a ‘disfavored right’ in the Supreme Court, Thomas says in cert-denial dissent
A guilty plea does waive some constitutional challenges, including challenges to the privilege against self-incrimination, the right to a jury trial and the right to confront accusers, Breyer said. But the plea does not extinguish the right to challenge the government’s power to criminalize the admitted conduct, according to Breyer’s opinion, which cited court precedent. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court holds guilty plea doesn’t bar Second Amendment challenge; Gorsuch joins Breyer opinion
The law was intended to combat age discrimination in the movie industry, according to California and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. But that argument, if successful, “would enable states to forbid publication of virtually any fact,” Chhabria said in Tuesday’s opinion. … [Read more...] about Law allowing actors to censor publication of their ages violates First Amendment, judge rules
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as amended by the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 in order to make arbitration process user-friendly, cost-effective and ensure speedy disposal and neutrality of arbitrators. However, to give a boost to institutional, arbitration vis-a-vis ad hoc arbitration and to remove some practical difficulties in applicability of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015, a High Level Committee (HLC) under the Chairmanship of Justice B. H. Srikrishna, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India, was constituted by the Central Government, The HLC was given the mandate … [Read more...] about Cabinet Approves The Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Read The Salient Features