Can the police stop and frisk your person based on their “training and experience?” Not if that training and experience is simply that drug dealers like to shake hands, says the Fourth Circuit. Ari Bargil provides the details of a drug dealer that the police were a tad too impatient to lock-up. And can an assistant football coach for a public high school publicly pray at the 50 yard line right after a game? The answer is it depends. Not every penitent man will pass the Ninth Circuit’s analysis. Plus, there’s a circuit split update on bump stocks and the CDC.

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United States v. Drakeford, https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/194912.P.pdf
Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist., https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/03/18/20-35222.pdf
Gun Owners of America v. Garland, https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/21a0070p-06.pdf
Tiger Lily, LLC v. HUD, https://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/21a0074p-06.pdf
Aril Bargil, https://ij.org/staff/ari-bargil/
Josh House, https://ij.org/staff/joshua-house/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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