Claire J. Rice surveys state law approaches to establishing probable cause using plain odor and canine sniffs in states that have legalized marijuana, concluding that the Illinois legislature should, first, clarify that marijuana odor cannot serve as the sole basis for probable cause to search a vehicle and, second, ban the use of marijuana-detecting canines.
Alessandro Clark-Ansani applies the equal protection analysis in United States v. Carrillo-Lopez to federal marijuana laws, concluding that courts should find such laws to be an unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection Clause because of their racially discriminatory intent.
Jace Lee explains that the reasoning behind the state-created-danger doctrine, as applied in cases involving suicides by adolescents in the school context, should also apply to cases involving suicides in noncustodial contexts beyond the school setting.
Host Reagan Kapp and Professor Nathan Chapman (U. of Georgia School of Law) discuss the interplay between the First Amendment's freedom of religion and state and federal vaccine mandates.
Professor Emily Buss (U. Chicago Law) and ten law students co-taught a course on the constitutional rights of minors to incarcerated high school students. Host Andrew Zeller, Professor Buss, and Heidi Mueller, director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, discuss the rewarding and challenging aspects of the course.
Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg discuss the future of empirical constitutional studies in light of their recent book, "How Constitutional Rights Matter."
Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden propose that future studies in comparative constitutional law utilize the synthetic control method.
Adi Leibovitch and Alexander Stremitzer argue that abstract lab experiments can play a distinctive role in developing constitutional law theory.
Jerg Gutmann, Mahdi Khesali and Stefan Voigt analyze whether the comprehensibility of a constitution affects its enforcement.
Kevin L. Cope and Charles Crabtree analyze original data on U.S. residents' knowledge of international and constitutional law.