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Commerce Clause Case Analysis

Although the court reaffirms prior holdings that a statute can pass muster under the dormant commerce clause, even if it has no discriminatory effect on interstate commerce, if it lacks any rational justification at all, it is difficult to imagine ...

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Venue Case Analysis

In light of the ubiquity of cell phones, the admissibility of a defendant’s consultations with counsel prior to arrest is an issue that is likely to occur more often than in the past. Unfortunately, the court’s discussion of pre-arrest consultation ...

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Latin Cross Case Analysis

The decision is a good candidate for U.S. Supreme Court review. Besides creating a conflict with the Seventh Circuit, it also holds unconstitutional an act of Congress; the Seventh Circuit cases involved only actions by municipalities, not an equal branch ...

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