SCOTUS Issues Unfavorable Ruling for States and Local Governments in Malicious Prosecution Case

In a 6-3 decision in Thompson v. Clark the U.S. Supreme Court held that to demonstrate a favorable termination of a criminal prosecution in order to bring a Fourth Amendment malicious prosecution case a plaintiff need only show that his or her prosecution ended without a conviction.

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SLLC Files Supreme Court Brief in Praying High School Football Coach Case

In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, former assistant football coach Joseph Kennedy and the school district disagree over precisely why he was put on administrative leave. According to Kennedy, he wanted to say a “brief, quiet prayer by himself while at school and visible to students.” According to the school district, “Kennedy made a spectacle of delivering midfield prayers at the immediate conclusion of games and insisted that students must be allowed to join.” The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) amicus brief argues the First Amendment doesn’t protect Kennedy’s speech.

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Supreme Court to Decide Case Involving Free Speech and a Non-Discrimination Statute

In 303 Creative v. Elenis the U.S. Supreme will decide whether applying a public-accommodation law to compel an artist to speak or stay silent violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.

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SCOTUS to Decide whether Biden Administration Must Continue Migrant Protection Protocols

as the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a federal statute requires the Biden administration to implement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). The Supreme Court will also decide whether the lower court erred in concluding that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new decision to terminate MPP had no legal effect.

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