Is it time for the Supreme Court to spread some privileges or immunities cheer? Michael Bindas discusses a cert petition pending at SCOTUS on navigating the navigable waters, one of the few rights the Court has said the Privileges or Immunities Clause protects. He also tells us about a Ninth Circuit case on COVID orders and religious liberty. Meanwhile, Diana Simpson digs into a very deep dive of a First Circuit opinion on recording the cops in Massachusetts. Turns out the First Amendment protects it.

Courtney v. Danner,
Project Veritas Action Fund v. Rollins,
Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak,
Michael Bindas,
Diana Simpson,
Anthony Sanders,

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