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Jean-Paul Jassy
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Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law

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California's new vaccination law vs. freedom of religion
Very soon, California Governor Jerry Brown will likely sign into law a new provision (SB 277) requiring all public and private schoolchildren to be vaccinated, with exceptions only for medical reasons.  The law will be phased in, and it has a very small win...

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The First Amendment and the Gay Marriage Decision
The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges , recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples, is an enormously important milestone on the road to full equality for the LGBTQ community.  Its detractors vow to resist the ruling, claiming in parti...

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US Supreme Court's first defamation case in nearly a decade has high points
Earlier today, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper .  It is the first defamation case before the Court since 2005 . The Air Wisconsin case involved statements made by an airline regarding Hoeper, a pilot the ai...

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New Decision About Blogger's Speech Rights Is Not As Exciting As Reports Suggest
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the federal appellate court covering most of the West) issued a decision at the crossroads of blogging and the First Amendment.  The case is called Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox .  The result was c...

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Polar Vortex In Legal Hell Before Satanists Get Monument In Oklahoma
Satan worshipers want to put a 7-foot monument to Satan (technically a horned dude named Baphomet) on the Oklahoma capital grounds.  They say it will complement a privately-funded 10 Commandments monument that was possessed and installed by the Oklahoma Leg...

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New Jersey's "Bridgegate" is a First Amendment issue
The allegation is that officials close to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie orchestrated lane closures on the busy George Washington bridge, causing a massive four-day traffic jam, as retaliation against Fort Lee, N.J. mayor Mark Sokolich because Sokolich ...

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I'm back!
I took a hiatus from this blog for a few months to start a new law firm .  A few of my handful of followers (mostly blood relatives) occasionally asked, "Whatever happened to that blog you were doing?  It was OK."  Once the administrative adventures of star...
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