Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution
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Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution

Precedent does not trump the constitution, even when the court says it does. Stare decisis is Latin for “to stand by things decided.” In short, it is the doctrine of precedent. According to the Supreme Court, stare decisis “promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and consistent development of legal principles, fosters reliance on judicial decisions, and contributes […]

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DC, Maryland Sue President Donald Trump Over Constitution’s ‘Emoluments Clause’ | NBC Nightly News
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DC, Maryland Sue President Donald Trump Over Constitution’s ‘Emoluments Clause’ | NBC Nightly News

CONSTITUTION. OUR JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS THOSE DETAILS. >>Reporter: ADDING NEW LEGAL FIREPOWER TO CHALLENGE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WORLDWIDE BUSINESS HOLDINGS, MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA SAY HE’S VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION’S BAN ON PUBLIC OFFICIALS RECEIVING PRESENTS OR PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN SOURCES. THOSE PROVISIONS ARE WALLS THEIR SUIT SAYS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL CORRUPTION. >>ONE THING […]

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Understand Free Speech Law in 6 Minutes

freedom of expression it’s one of our most cherished rights one of the things that makes America America the right to say whatever you want to everyone of course you can’t say just anything you want to, right? there are rules about these things, but this isn’t just any old area the law this involves […]

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