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The Rise and Fall of the Constitutional "Knock and Announce" Rule
This past term the Supreme Court delivered the constitutional "knock and announce" rule its coup de grace. Although the Court had already riddled the “knock and announce” rule with exceptions in various prior decisions, Hudson v. Michigan is important in that it definitively confirmed the rule’s status as a second-tier constitutional right. However, Hudson may ultimately have far more significant consequences.
Should the United States be Fighting for Jim Crow's Survival by Its Complicity in Denying Voting Rights to the Cherokee Freedmen?
When an Indian tribe decides to deny its citizens voting rights that have been guaranteed by a treaty with the United States and are protected by the U.S. Constitution, can tribal sovereignty allow Indian nations to extinguish voting rights and the citizenship of its citizens where the basis for their exclusion is race?