"There hasn't been a blood test or a breath test that can determine if you're impaired by marijuana." Now there is. read more
A federal judge's ruling on Friday temporarily blocked a Florida law giving felons who have completed their sentences their voting rights back only after they've fully paid their fines, fees, and restitution. read more
In this extremely well written analysis, Lawfare's experts present the Trump-Zelensky memo piece by piece, explaining the context and implications of the U.S. President's phone call with another world leader: This time it's different. The misconduct cannot be dismissed as unproven; it screams off the plain text of the White House's own memorandum detailing the president's phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart. read more
Here are five rules of free speech and corporations.
Rule #1: Corporations have First Amendment rights.
Rule #2: The media doesn't have any greater First Amendment rights than other speakers.
Rule #3: Unions have free speech rights, too.
Rule #4: Individual stockholders can't veto corporations' political spending"whether those corporations publish newspapers or make widgets.
Rule #5: Corporate and union direct contributions to candidate campaigns can be sharply limited, though independent spending is fully protected. read more
North Carolina's political maps for the state legislature are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2020 elections, a court has decided. A panel of judges struck down the maps Tuesday, in a 357-page ruling that focused on the level of political partisanship used to draw them. The maps were drawn in 2017 to replace previous maps, drawn in 2011, that had also been ruled unconstitutional. Both sets of maps were drawn by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature.