“If the president has merely requested that governors support a mission by sending up their National Guard, the Guard members remain under the control of the states,” Shane said. “There is no requirement to comply.”
“Winning a partisan-gerrymandering claim has never been easy,” Tokaji writes. “But to have any realistic hope of prevailing, the plaintiffs and their amici will have to present the facts and law in a way that’s different from the lower-court opinions.”
“It’s hard to predict, but I could see at least a year or two of legal wrangling over this before the courts finally decide whether he can build the wall that way or not,” Simmons said.
If passed, a “Heartbeat Bill” would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“That entire issue should have no impact on the way the (Rhoden) case is prosecuted,” Berman said.
“Technically nobody bought more than an ounce at a time,” Berman said. “They just kept coming in again and again and again. And it seems like the operators of the dispensaries were perfectly comfortable with evading the spirit of the law, even though they claim that they didn’t violate the letter of the law.”
Spindelman discussed how President Donald Trump’s proposed transgender military ban could affect the military and LGBTQ rights.
“The comparison everyone is thinking of is Switzerland, because it’s probably the best precedent for a reasonably effective wealth tax,” Glogower said.
“While the proposed law may provide people with a small payment, in the long run it may have the perverse impact of sanctioning widespread use of health data for purposes beyond medical care and health research,” Parasidis said.
“It is practically impossible to rely on interpretation of centuries-old case law, ‘especially when you’re talking about taxes that weren’t conceived,'” Glogower said.
“If you are offering people a program that is designed to lead to admission to the bar, then there should be a reasonable expectation of achieving the goal,” Merritt said.
“Whatever one’s views on immigration policy or border security, the refusal of Republican legislators to join Democrats in re-opening the government before negotiating with President Trump is intensifying a genuine constitutional crisis,” Shane writes.