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 2021-02-26 14:50 

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Trump-Biden Continuity As U.S. Military Carries Out Airstrikes in Syria...

Plus: The Republican Civil War has ended before it began, Mr. Potato Head rage is misplaced, and more......

 2021-02-26 13:30 

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In June Some House Moderates Voted To Abolish Qualified Immunity for Cops. Now They're Not So Sure....

Strategic politicking, police union influence, or both?...

 2021-02-26 13:00 

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Recall Elections Give California Voters a Needed Check on Governors Who Abuse Their Power...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn't committed any crimes, but he deserves to face a potential recall for his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-02-26 12:30 

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Review: The Father...

Anthony Hopkins at the latest peak of his power....

 2021-02-26 12:00 

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So Long as You Carry a Cellphone, the Government Can Track You...

A phone in your pocket may as well be a GPS beacon strapped to your ankle....

 2021-02-26 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: February 26, 1869...

2/26/1869: The 15th Amendment is submitted to the states....

 2021-02-26 11:00 

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Belly of the Beast...

A new documentary explores forced sterilizations in California's women's prisons....

 2021-02-26 09:00 

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Brickbat: The Height of Incompetence...

Liam Thorp is in his 30s and has no conditions that put him at a higher risk of death or serious illness from COVID-19, so he says he was surprised when the United Kingdom's National Health Service contacted him to offer a vaccine against the disease....

 2021-02-25 05:01 

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The Minimum Wage Is Terrible for America's Most Vulnerable Workers...

Like so many well-intentioned policies, it hurts the people it's supposed to help....

 2021-02-25 04:43 

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Biden Revokes Trump's Coronavirus Immigration Bans...

This action brings to an end a period when the US was more closed off to legal immigration than at any other time in the nation's history....

 2021-02-24 23:17 

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Libel Lawsuit Over "Son of a Hitman" Podcast...

The podcast is about Charles Harrelson (actor Woody Harrelson's father), who had been convicted of murdering a federal judge...

 2021-02-24 23:01 

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Classes #10: Obscenity II and Estates II...

Miller v. California and Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition...

 2021-02-24 21:00 

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Tennessee Republicans Call on University Presidents To Punish Student-Athletes for Kneeling...

These demands obviously violate the First Amendment....

 2021-02-24 20:45 

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Jason Riley: Thomas Sowell's Unique Insights on Race, Economics, and Politics...

A new documentary and forthcoming biography pay tribute to the economist's intellectual fearlessness and commitment to empirical research....

 2021-02-24 20:25 

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'Normality' Draws Closer as FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine...

Adding a third vaccine could get America back to something resembling normal by this spring....

 2021-02-24 20:10 

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Remy: Go to Mexico...

Remy rediscovers his priorities...

 2021-02-24 19:40 

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Despite Its Own Warning That 'Congress Itself Is the Target,' the Capitol Police Did Not Expect Anything Like Last Month's Riot...

The agency also missed an FBI bulletin citing "specific calls for violence."...

 2021-02-24 19:20 

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As Generation Z Comes of Age, America Is Getting Noticeably More LGBT...

A new poll says 5.6 percent of Americans identify as gay, bisexual, or transgender....

 2021-02-24 18:44 

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Clare Locke's Letter to Twitter About Suspension of @TheOvalPawffice...

(Clare Locke LLP is one of the top plaintiff's-side libel law firms, though this isn't a libel case.)...

 2021-02-24 18:00 

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The Media Have Finally Realized That Cuomo and Newsom Are Terrible. Will Voters?...

The governors of New York and California have botched major aspects of the pandemic response....

 2021-02-24 16:51 

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Kind Stranger Places Roses on Car Windshields, Cops Assume It's a Sex Trafficking Thing...

"Was this something heinous or was it something of a lesser nature, was it completely harmless?"...

 2021-02-24 14:30 

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Bill de Blasio: 1 Mask Good, 2 Masks Better...

Plus: The media rechristens "kids in cages" as "migrant facilities for children," Matt Taibbi on cable providers potentially dropping Fox and Newsmax, and more......

 2021-02-24 14:01 

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Indian Tribes Can't Sue for Libel, Just as Other Government Entities Can't...

From Cayuga Nation v. Showtime Networks Inc., decided yesterday by the New York intermediate appellate court (Judges Barbara R. Kapnick, Troy K. Webber, Angela M. Mazzarelli & Jeffrey K. Oing): Plaintiffs allege that in an episode of the television series...

 2021-02-24 13:01 

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Conviction for Praising Prostitutes (as "Promoting Prostitution") Upheld...

Not sure that paying for sex makes you an "extraordinary gentleman," even if you do try to "give something back" by providing expert consumer reviews....

 2021-02-24 13:00 

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Fix Family Poverty With Free Markets, For Once...

The right and the left are ready to send fiscal conservatism off the rails....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: February 24, 1930...

2/24/1930: Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes takes oath....

 2021-02-24 12:00 

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'Ghost Gun' Bans Are Doomed from the Start...

The DIY firearms movement specifically evolved to put personal armaments beyond the reach of the government....

 2021-02-24 09:00 

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Brickbat: Don't Take Your Son to Work...

Folk singer Angelo Kelly has been fined 3,000 euros ($3,635 U.S.) after bringing his 4-year-old son on stage to sing a song with him during a concert in Bavaria. A court ruled that violated Germany's law on child labor, which says children ages 3 to 6...

 2021-02-24 07:27 

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Conservationists Pushed Ban on Non-Fatal Rhino Horn Harvesting. Poaching Skyrocketed....

Environmental activists should use the market to their advantage....

 2021-02-24 05:01 

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States Can Provide Their Own Civil Remedies for Police Abuse...

They need not wait for the Supreme Court or Congress to restrict or abolish qualified immunity....

 2021-02-23 23:07 

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Democrats' COVID-19 Aid Package Would Quietly Eliminate the Tipped Minimum Wage as Restaurants Struggle To Stay Alive...

Do small businesses need another punch in the gut?...

 2021-02-23 22:18 

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George Zimmerman v. Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren...

An interesting decision on a motion to dismiss in this libel lawsuit....

 2021-02-23 21:55 

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Progressives Say Good Riddance to Businesses Who Can't Afford a $15 Minimum Wage...

Fewer low wage businesses also means fewer job opportunities for low wage workers....

 2021-02-23 21:40 

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We Should Keep Expanding Telehealth, Even After the Pandemic...

Senators and state officials are proposing ways to sweep aside nonsensical regulations that place geographic limits on telehealth....

 2021-02-23 21:35 

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"That's Why It's Poetry"...

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and publisher, died yesterday. Among other things, Ferlinghetti published Allen Ginsberg's Howl, and was prosecuted for obscenity because of that. One particular passage from that trial sticks in my head, as reported in Edw...

 2021-02-23 21:00 

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A New Report Shows Elijah McClain Was Killed by a Cascade of Constitutional Violations...

An independent panel concludes there was no legal justification for stopping, frisking, arresting, or assaulting McClain....

 2021-02-23 19:15 

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Vaccines Are 100% Effective at Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths...

Wondering what "95 percent efficacy" means? I've got some good news for you....

 2021-02-23 18:58 

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Making sense of Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Degraffenreid...

On Monday, the Supreme Court decided Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Degraffenreid (formerly Boockvar) and Corman v. Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Both of these cases raised the same issue: can entities other than the state legislature (such as the s...

 2021-02-23 18:25 

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New Jersey Finally Legalizes Recreational Marijuana...

Home cultivation remains banned....

 2021-02-23 17:44 

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A Prison Guard Who Pepper-Sprayed an Inmate Without Provocation Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Disagreed....

An encouraging sign from the Supreme Court...

 2021-02-23 17:11 

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Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids Alone While Working Gets $165,000 on GoFundMe...

"My mom used to have to do the same thing when we were young."...

 2021-02-23 16:20 

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The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium...

A coalition of Chinese immigrant landlords in New York say they're on the verge of losing everything because of tenants who have stopped paying rent....

 2021-02-23 15:30 

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California Bill Would Give $1,000 Fines to Retailers With Separate 'Girls' and 'Boys' Toy Sections...

The proposed bill from Assembly Members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia would require stores to have one unisex section for children's products and apparel....

 2021-02-23 14:46 

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It's Neither Sexist Nor Racist To Oppose Neera Tanden for OMB...

Plus: Another journalist fired after disagreeing with woke orthodoxy, U.S. COVID death toll passes 500,000 mark, and more......

 2021-02-23 14:45 

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Testifying before Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Nomination of Merrick Garland to be Attorney General...

I support Judge Garland's swift confirmation, but will flag three DOJ policies he should maintain....

 2021-02-23 13:30 

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The Best Way for Florida to 'Take on Big Tech' Is to Keep Welcoming the Crypto Community...

Platform censorship results from centralized design. Cryptocurrency techies are building decentralized alternatives....

 2021-02-23 13:01 

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Computer Fraud & Abuse Act Lawsuit for ... Posting Reviews That Allegedly Violate Terms of Service...

Plastic surgeon David Shifrin is suing commenters who posted negative reviews based on an ex-patient's critical YouTube video. (There are also libel claims in the lawsuit as well.)...

 2021-02-23 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: February 23, 1905...

2/23/1905: Lochner v. New York argued....

 2021-02-23 11:00 

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Should Biden's Choice for Secretary of State Discourage Libertarians?...

President Joe Biden's promised return to normality will unfortunately extend to his administration's foreign policy....

 2021-02-23 09:00 

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Brickbat: Not Feeling the Love Here...

Brittney Strupe got engaged over Valentine's Day weekend, and her fianc bought roses for the occasion, more that $300 worth. Rather than toss them all away, Strupe decided to show a little love for others. She, her sister, and her daughter went to a C...

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