The United States Supreme Court announced a unanimous decision to limit local government seizure of property in criminal cases.
Yesterday, the court release an exceptionally long roster of 12 cases scheduled for the month of April. The most high profile case is over the Census including a citizenship question, an addition that opponents say will diminish the accuracy of the count. Census forms are scheduled to be finalized in June adding pressure to expedite the case.
Other notable cases include whether law enforcement can draw blood from an unconscious person to check their blood alcohol level; and if vulgar trademarks are protected under the first amendment. Also on the slate, is visible carrying a firearm tantamount to “an act of violence” or is the definition constitutionally vague?
Also today, the court agreed to hear a case in October that will determine how far the Clean Water Act can reach into local pollution. We review the scheduled cases and their potential impacts and possible outcomes under the current court of justices.