Marcus Gadson is an assistant professor of law at Campbell University, where he teaches state constitutional law.
Single-subject requirements were used to strike down a Missouri law criminalizing homelessness and also helped undermine attempts to protect abortion access in other states.
Over a dozen academics, practitioners, and thought leaders weigh in on the most notable state constitutional cases of the year.
A recent Tennessee Supreme Court case that made it harder for those convicted of a felony to vote could could tip the balance in close elections.
The Washington Supreme Court approved the recall effort despite the state constitution’s strict requirements for recalling officials.
Overturning a recent precedent, the court ruled that Iowans have no right to sue for money damages when government officials violate their rights.
The new court majority reversed itself and found the state constitution powerless to confront partisan gerrymandering.
A recent decision will help plaintiffs win damages when government officials violate the Constitution.