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Constitutional Law

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-FOURTH AMENDMENT-PROBABLE CAUSE-MALICIOUS PROSECUTION Thompson v. Clark, 2022 U.S. LEXIS 1885 (S. Ct. April 4, 2022) (Kavanaugh, J.).  JUSTICE KAVANAUGH delivered the opinion of the Court. Larry Thompson was charged and detained in state criminal proceedings, but the charges were dismissed before trial without any explanation by the prosecutor or judge. After the dismissal, […]

Constitutional law – Pennsylvania Constitution, Article I, Section 5: The free and equal elections clause, congressional redistricting

League of Women Voters of Pa. v. Commonwealth, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 771 (February 7, 2018) Todd, J.  This case strikes down Pennsylvania’s Congressional Redistricting Act of 2011 as unconstitutional under the Pennsylvania Constitution.  The court held that while federal courts have been unable to settle on a workable standard by which to assess partisan gerrymandering […]