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 2021-09-20 13:30 

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Why Is This Beer Banned in 15 States?...

Plus: Doctor admits to breaking Texas abortion law, why child care centers can't find workers, and more......

 2021-09-20 13:01 

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"What Obergefell Says About Abortion," by Prof. Stephen Gilles (Published and Then Depublished in Law & Liberty)...

Prof. Stephen G. Gilles (Quinnipiac University School of Law) published this op-ed at Law & Liberty, but then had it removed by the President of Liberty Fund (the publisher of Law & Liberty) "over some concerns he had about unwanted attention." I ...

 2021-09-20 12:42 

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Thoughts on Dean Chemerinsky, Supreme Court Justices, and "Partisan Hacks"...

If anything, Josh was too gentle on Dean Erwin Chemerinsky's latest op-ed....

 2021-09-20 12:01 

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Court Rejects First Amendment Overbreadth Challenge to Ban on Obstructing Law Enforcement...

The defendant is accused of spraying Portland police officers with bear spray at a protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building....

 2021-09-20 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 20, 1968...

9/20/1968: The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission denied a certificate of no exterior effect to the Penn Central Transportation Co. The Supreme Court found that the City of New York did not violate the Takings Clause in Penn Central Transport...

 2021-09-20 11:00 

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Rikers Island Offers a Glimpse of America's Hellhole Prisons...

Formal sentences cover for informal penalties including crowding, poor sanitation, beatings, and rape....

 2021-09-20 10:00 

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Walking the Delicate Line Between Reporter and Activist...

Telling a century's worth of stories about the people who had done creative things on the radio dial—and their opponents...

 2021-09-20 08:00 

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Brickbat: Women's Work...

The Darebin, Australia, City Council has banned people who identify as men from applying for an opening for a street sweeper. The bottom of the job ad says the city is an "Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and emplo...

 2021-09-20 04:26 

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Not you too Lyle...

Denniston: "In short, some more rigorous self-examination may be in order among the Justices of their own role in adding to the reputation of a Court that may have grown too political for its own good."...

 2021-09-19 21:44 

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Chemerinsky: Republican Justices Are "Partisan Hacks"...

He challenged Justice Barrett to "give a single instance where the conservative justices on the court took positions that were at odds with the views of the Republican Party."...

 2021-09-19 13:01 

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A Taxonomy to Assess the Usefulness of Amicus Briefs...

Measuring whether the arguments are unexpected, and whether the signatories are unexpected....

 2021-09-19 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 19, 1907...

9/19/1907: Justice Lewis Powell's birthday....

 2021-09-19 10:00 

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Do We Really Need New Anti-Asian Hate Crime Laws?...

A holistic look at the data shatters the narrative about bias-based violence....

 2021-09-19 01:59 

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Dr. Alain Braid is the Estelle Griswold of Texas...

He performed an abortion in Texas after six weeks to set up a test case....

 2021-09-18 21:28 

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Federal Court Rules Against Title 42 "Public Health" Expulsions of Migrants...

The expulsions, ordered by the CDC for the supposed purpose of stopping the spread of Covid-19, are illegal for much the same reasons as was CDC the eviction moratorium recently struck down by the Supreme Court....

 2021-09-18 20:00 

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Allegations in Complaint Against Real Agent Broadly Protected Against Libel Liability...

So holds the Nevada Supreme Court, applying Nevada law....

 2021-09-18 19:35 

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From the Petition for Prohibition and Mandamus in Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest v. Chang, filed yesterday in the Hawaii Supreme Court: Civil No. 051863 has a "confidential4; case designation, and thus nothing in the case (parties, j...

 2021-09-18 12:00 

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Environmentalists Pan Unintended Environmental Consequences of Flawed Agricultural Laws...

Here and abroad, laws and policies meant to protect sustainability aren't delivering and cost a fortune....

 2021-09-18 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 18, 1857...

9/18/1857: Justice John Hessin Clarke's birthday....

 2021-09-18 10:00 

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Cashed Out...

What happens when a community bail fund stops paying bail and starts trying to abolish it?...

 2021-09-17 22:00 

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FDA Advisory Panel Votes Against Biden's Proposed Broad COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout...

It did recommend authorizing boosters for those over age 65...

 2021-09-17 21:48 

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Terrible Supreme Court Decisions that Should be Added to the "Anticanon" of Constitutional Law—Part I...

Constitution Day is a good time to consider the issue of whether we have been overly accepting of some horrendous Supreme Court precedents. The Chinese Exclusion Case of 1889 is a great example....

 2021-09-17 21:45 

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A New Report on the Aurora, Colorado, Police Department Documents a Pattern of Excessive Force and Racial Disparities...

The report from the attorney general's office also found that Aurora paramedics used ketamine illegally to treat "excited delirium."...

 2021-09-17 21:30 

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Do Voter ID Laws Suppress Minority Turnout? A Soho Forum Debate...

NYU's Eliza Sweren-Becker debates Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation...

 2021-09-17 21:15 

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Biden's Drug Price Controls Would Make Americans Sicker and Shorten Their Lives...

The plan would reduce supply while increasing demand, resulting in harmful shortages....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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More COVID-19 Hypocrisy: San Francisco Mayor London Breed Partied Maskless at a Jazz Club...

Rules are for the little people....

 2021-09-17 20:41 

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Pentagon Admits to Accidentally Killing Civilians, Not Terrorists, in Kabul Drone Strike...

Seven children were among the 10 killed....

 2021-09-17 20:06 

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Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions...

Dairy farm defamation, foreign speech, and a path of blood....

 2021-09-17 19:45 

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Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board Will Ration Booze Sales Because It Won't Admit That Prices Work...

Price controls fail for other products, and liquor is no different....

 2021-09-17 19:23 

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California Enacts Two Important New Zoning Reform Laws...

Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 10 would make it easier to build new housing in much of the state....

 2021-09-17 19:16 

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Toddler-Masking Biden Says Governors Are 'Playing Politics With the Lives of...Children'...

The president bemoans the incivility of politics while accusing Republicans of being "cavalier" about the potential for dead kids....

 2021-09-17 19:00 

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Primetime Television Struggles to Launch a New Fall Season...

There are only a dozen new shows hitting the airwaves this month....

 2021-09-17 18:35 

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Arkansas Deputy Charged With Manslaughter for Fatally Shooting Teen Who Was Fixing a Truck...

The Lonoke County sergeant was already fired for not turning on his body camera during the encounter....

 2021-09-17 18:05 

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Someone Placed a Sports Bet From Space...

To boldly bet where no man has bet before....

 2021-09-17 17:35 

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Florida Anti-Riot Law 'Violates the First Amendment,' Says Court in Scathing Rebuke of Gov. Ron DeSantis...

The law's "vagueness permits those in power to weaponize its enforcement against any group who wishes to express any message that the government disapproves of," Judge Mark Eaton Walker warns....

 2021-09-17 17:10 

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The Justice Department May Have Found a Winning Argument Against the Texas Abortion Law...

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized the authority of the United States...to seek equitable relief to vindicate various federal interests and constitutional guarantees."...

 2021-09-17 16:20 

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Do Voter ID Laws Undermine the Democratic Process or Ensure Trustworthy Elections?...

NYU's Eliza Sweren-Becker debates Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation...

 2021-09-17 16:17 

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Certain Documents Unsealed in Nunes v. Lizza...

I wrote last month that I had moved to intervene and unseal certain documents in Nunes v. Lizza; though plaintiffs didn't consent to the lawsuit, they ended up not opposing, and the court yesterday agreed to release largely unredacted versions of the ...

 2021-09-17 16:00 

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Paycheck Protection Program Exclusion of Nude Dancing Establishments Likely Constitutional...

So says the Seventh Circuit, agreeing with an earlier Second Circuit decision....

 2021-09-17 14:40 

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They Came to the U.S. Legally as Children. At 21, They Face Deportation....

A new bill could give some hope to "Documented Dreamers."...

 2021-09-17 14:10 

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White House Offers Clemency for Drug Offenders on Home Confinement, but Advocates Say Plan Will Still Send Thousands Back to Prison...

Clemency for nonviolent offenders would still send white-collar and other offenders back to prison after they've started putting their lives together again....

 2021-09-17 13:34 

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Court Says COVID-19 Can No Longer Justify Immediate Expulsion of Migrant Families...

Plus: Pro-Palestine protests allowed outside synagogue, Biden's bank surveillance plan, and more......

 2021-09-17 12:00 

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Fixing America's Poorly Functioning Public School Systems Might Require a Bulldozer...

It's time for some out-of-box thinking about school reform. What if we let the market do more work and relied on the state for less?...

 2021-09-17 11:53 

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Justice Clarence Thomas: 2021 Tocqueville Lecture, Transcribed...

"I don't do a lot of hand wringing in my opinions and tell people 'Oh, I'm really sad.' That's not the role of a judge. I mean, you do your job and you go cry alone."...

 2021-09-17 11:30 

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Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye...

Jesus wept....

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 17, 1787...

9/17/1787: The Constitution is signed. Happy Constitution Day!...

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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As We Creep Towards The Debt Ceiling, Will The Trillion Dollar Coin Return?...

A constitutional throwback to 2013....

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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This Private Eye Was Denied a License Because He Criticized Police...

Free speech and occupational licensing collide....

 2021-09-17 10:30 

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Pandemic Legacy...

The board game lets gamers indulge in a little cooperative epidemiological roleplay....

 2021-09-17 10:00 

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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)...

Unearthed relics tell the story of the long-forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured the likes of Nina Simone, B.B. King, and Stevie Wonder....

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