on Aug 18, 2020 at 7:00 am
- In Politico, Kia Rahnama examines the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on the right to protest in light of recent demonstrations across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “For more than 30 years,” Rahnama writes, “the Supreme Court has failed to take up a freedom-of-assembly case. As a result, this fundamental constitutional right is in sore need of an update, such as a ruling that would protect protesters from the unduly harsh police response that has become all too common as a response to demonstrations in recent years.”
- At BuzzFeed News, Zoe Tillman reports on one of the first concrete legal ramifications of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision this June in Bostock v. Clayton County. Tillman reports that a federal district judge ruled that Bostock – which expanded protections for LGBTQ workers – prevents the Trump administration from implementing a new regulation that would permit health care providers to discriminate against transgender patients.
- At New York magazine’s Vulture blog, Devon Ivie highlights a new cert petition in a long-running copyright dispute over Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” If the Supreme Court took the case, it “would become the most significant music trial to ever reach the nine justices,” Ivie writes. Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter has additional coverage of the petition.
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