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Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Due Process Requires Proper Service: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Among the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is Rule 12(b)(5) which permits a defendant to file a motion to dismiss a case for insufficient service of process.  Most states have a similar rule for their own courts. This rule arises from Constitutional requirements of due process.  To commence a lawsuit and change the legal position …

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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Increased Protection to Government Employees

The Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously that government employees who testify about public corruption are protected by the First Amendment. The case, Lane v. Franks,[1] centered on a public employee, Lane, who worked at an Alabama community college where he led the school’s program for at-risk youth. While working for the community college, Lane discovered a state representative was on …

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