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Late last month, constitutionalists marked the publication 230 years ago of Federalist 1 with reveries about Publius’ call for Americans to rise to the occasion and show the world that governments could be founded on “reflection and choice” rather than “accident and force.” But the dichotomy...

Yesterday the Supreme Court added three cases to its docket for October Term 2017: National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a First Amendment challenge to a California law regulating pregnancy-crisis-center disclosures; Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, which asks whether a Minnesota law...

The petitions of the day are: State of Alaska v. Ross 17-118 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case. This listing occurs without regard to the likelihood that certiorari will be...

(Eric Thayer/Reuters) Many states ban overt electioneering near polling places, including on public sidewalks, where speech is generally broadly protected. In Burson v. Freeman (1992), the Supreme Court upheld those restrictions. The four-justice plurality concluded that they were narrowly tailored to a compelling government interest in...