The Supreme Court's Term: Recent and Forthcoming Decisions

This session will cover:

•   Fourth Amendment developments: warrantless blood testing of unconscious motorists; probable cause for stopping vehicles; what is a seizure when a motorist does not stop for the police
•   First Amendment speech: whether probable cause for an arrest precludes a First Amendment claim for retaliation; whether a state can dictate an elector’s vote in the electoral college
•   Religion:  whether the denial of benefits to religious schools violates free exercise of religion; whether there is a cause of action for money damages under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; what is the scope of religious institutions exceptions from employment laws
•   Second Amendment: scope of Second Amendment protection for guns outside the home