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First Amendment

Jun 2022

Eighth Circuit: Arkansas State Contractors Must Sign “No Israel Boycott” Certifications

Mike Nepple

The court found that, when narrowed by canons of construction and legislative history, the law does not reach normally protected expressive conduct that often comes with boycotts.

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Jun 2022

Supreme Court Forecloses Bivens Remedies for First Amendment Retaliation Claims and Drastically Narrows Fourth Amendment Scope

Gillian Vernick

The Court slammed the door shut on Bivens remedies for First Amendment retaliation claims, completely foreclosing authorization of monetary damages for such constitutional violations by federal officers.

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