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 2020-03-29 00:12 

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DHS Adds Workers for Gunmakers, Gun Retailers, and Shooting Ranges to "Essential Critical Infrastructure" List...

This is an advisory list, but I expect will have some influence on some local governments....

 2020-03-28 20:05 

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Possible Zoom Video Conversation, With All of You Invited to Watch and Submit Questions via Chat?...

I'm toying with doing that with a couple of colleagues -- any suggestions on how to make it work?...

 2020-03-28 19:35 

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Social Life Under Lockdown: Tell Us About It...

Are you seeing friends and family using Zoom or some such application? Which one, and how is it working out technically? Have you found some tricks to making it work better, whether they are technical tricks or social ones (e.g., dressing up, eating dinne...

 2020-03-28 19:28 

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Careful with Those Metaphors ......

https://twitter.com/GovWhitmer/status/1243680463782383620 I don't want to make much of this—I just thought it was a funny glitch, of the sort that all of us fall prey to from time to time. But it might also be a reminder for writers to be carefu...

 2020-03-28 18:58 

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Hospital Liability for Ventilator Shortages...

If a hospital runs out of ventilators to treat its patients, will it be liable when patients die as a result? Courts have at times imposed malpractice liability when a hospital failed to provide a service that might have benefited a patient. For example, ...

 2020-03-28 12:59 

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"Can ProctorU Be Trusted With Students' Personal Data?"...

An interesting post by Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen) on a demand letter ProctorU sent to UCSB....

 2020-03-28 12:30 

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COVID-19 Immigration Restrictions Make Labor and Food Shortages a Real Possibility...

We need to be careful, but we also need people to bring food from fields to our tables...

 2020-03-28 11:35 

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Texas Cities and Counties Can't Close Gun Stores as Part of Coronavirus Closures...

So opines the Texas AG, interpreting Texas state statutes (and not needing to consider the Second Amendment)....

 2020-03-28 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: March 28, 1955...

3/28/1955: Williamson v. Lee Optical decided....

 2020-03-28 11:00 

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When an Epidemic Spreads, So Do Rumors...

The biggest thing our institutions could do to stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation would be to spread less misinformation themselves....

 2020-03-28 10:00 

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The Thoroughly Modern Spinoza...
 2020-03-27 23:50 

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When It Comes to Coronavirus, Nobody Knows Anything...

Reason 's Ronald Bailey on flattening the curve without killing freedom....

 2020-03-27 22:05 

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How Many of Us Will Die From the Coronavirus?...

Here is the best way to make sense of constantly changing predictions, says Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey...

 2020-03-27 21:30 

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Deliberately Infect Healthy Young People To Test Coronavirus Vaccines, Propose Bioethicists...

An idea that could really speed up vaccine development...

 2020-03-27 20:15 

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As Coronavirus Outbreak Hit, Trump Administration Refused To Ease Hand Sanitizer Tariffs...

Trump's anti-China trade advisor, Peter Navarro, is now playing a major role in the White House's coronavirus response. What could go wrong?...

 2020-03-27 19:30 

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Airlines Make Out Like Bandits in $2.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill...

A lot of industries and individuals are suffering right now. A select few corporations are getting big bailouts....

 2020-03-27 19:30 

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

A cold prison, a suspicious suicide, and federal advisory committees....

 2020-03-27 19:16 

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Challenge to L.A. Closure of Gun Stores as Part of General "Non-Essential Business" Closure...

It's Brandy v. Villanueva (C.D. Cal.), just filed today by the Second Amendment Foundation, the NRA, the California Gun Rights Foundation, and the Firearms Policy Coalition....

 2020-03-27 18:47 

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How Much Is $2.3 Trillion? More Than Even Obama Could Imagine...

The CARES Act plunges the nation into a crash course on experimental economics.—and we're the lab rats....

 2020-03-27 18:15 

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No, Cuba Is Not Exactly the Cancer Pioneer Nova Attempts to Present...

The myth that this authoritarian island provides better medical treatment just won't die....

 2020-03-27 17:30 

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New Jersey Allows, Then Blocks, Deliveries From Breweries and Distilleries...

Takeout and delivery orders are the only thing keeping the state's 115 craft breweries afloat during the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-27 17:15 

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No, British Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson Has Not 'Drastically Downgraded' His Worst-Case Projection of COVID-19 Deaths...

But he has raised his estimate of the virus's reproduction number, which implies a lower fatality rate than his research group initially assumed....

 2020-03-27 16:34 

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Attorney General Expands Home Confinement for Some Federal Inmates Facing Coronavirus Threat...

William Barr: "We want to make sure our institutions don't become petri dishes."...

 2020-03-27 15:30 

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Los Angeles Might Force Broke Businesses To Keep Paying Workers During Coronavirus Outbreak...

The mandates would be retroactive, potentially punishing businesses for violating rules they did not even know existed....

 2020-03-27 15:10 

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Pandemic-Related Unemployment and Shutdowns Are a Recipe for Social Unrest...

That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression....

 2020-03-27 13:42 

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Massie, and That Pesky Constitution, Hold Up COVID-19 Bailout Bill...

Plus: civic dynamism on display, Justice Department embraces home detainment of federal prisoners, and more......

 2020-03-27 13:37 

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Is the CDC to Blame for the Lack of Adequate Coronavirus Testing?...

Reports from USA Today and ProPublica highlight CDC missteps that set back the United States' Covid-19 response....

 2020-03-27 12:45 

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The Coronavirus Testing Debacle Stems From Decades of Bad FDA Policy...

The agency's emphasis on caution over speed led to needless suffering and loss of life long before the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-03-27 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: March 27, 1996...

3/27/1996: Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida decided....

 2020-03-27 11:00 

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Review: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness...

Welcome to weird America....

 2020-03-27 10:00 

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The Crown...

Monarchy is a soulless institution that stamps out all individuality, and its effects can be harshest on those at the top of the pyramid. That is the major ironic takeaway of the third season of Netflix's The Crown, which continues its look at the mod...

 2020-03-27 08:00 

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Brickbat: School's Out Forever...

The School District of Philadelphia has barred teachers from providing remote instruction to students while schools are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. School officials say teachers may not require students to do work nor grade any work they d...

 2020-03-27 05:08 

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Texas Sued Over Coronavirus-Related Restrictions on Abortions...

Here's the motion for a preliminary injunction; here's the heart of the argument (I hope to also post key parts of the state's brief, when that is filed): Here, in terms of the burdens, the Attorney General's current enforcement threat ope...

 2020-03-27 04:31 

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"Senator, I Have Worked with Professors at the University of Pennsylvania," I Say...

"I know professors at the University of Pennsylvania. Professors at the University of Pennsylvania are friends of mine. Senator, you're no University of Pennsylvania Professor."...

 2020-03-27 03:59 

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Delaware Governor Changes Order, Allows Gun Shops to Remain Open,...

though subject to stringent rules aimed at preventing coronavirus spread....

 2020-03-26 23:23 

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Federal Lawsuit in N.J. Challenges Total Closure of Gun Stores...

"At the same time these Defendants" "entirely closed off any and all means for law-abiding private citizens to obtain firearms in New Jersey," "the State has permitted the retailers of many other products—including alcohol, marij...

 2020-03-26 22:54 

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Patents During a Pandemic...

Should patent law function differently during a pandemic? Let's place aside for now the question of whether research efforts during the pandemic should be entitled to new patents, and focus instead on the argument that previously existing patents shou...

 2020-03-26 22:41 

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Covid-19, the Evil Genius, and How to Think about Societal Risks...

How much risk of loss of life people are willing to accept likely depends on how one asks the question...

 2020-03-26 21:01 

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U.S. Population Growth Rate Lowest in a Century, Says New Report...

Negative population growth back in 1919 was largely the result of the Spanish flu pandemic...

 2020-03-26 20:25 

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N.H. Court Rejects Challenge to Ban on Gatherings of 50 or More People...

This came in yesterday's Binford v. Sununu, written by state court Judge John C. Kissinger. First, the court concluded (correctly, I think) that the Governor had the statutory authority to impose the restriction: Plaintiffs contend that Governor Sunun...

 2020-03-26 19:40 

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U.S. Justice Department Charges Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro With Drug Trafficking, Corruption...

The DOJ has accused Maduro of using "cocaine as a weapon" to devastate American cities....

 2020-03-26 19:18 

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Joe Biden Said He Believes All Women. Does He Believe Tara Reade?...

A former staffer says he sexually assaulted her in 1993....

 2020-03-26 18:15 

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Do Gun Dealers Count As 'Essential' Businesses That Can Stay Open Under COVID-19 Lockdowns?...

Or is the Second Amendment suspended for the duration of the epidemic?...

 2020-03-26 17:55 

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As Tourism Craters, Airbnb and Hotels Offer Shelter to Coronavirus Responders...

The short-term rental service seeks 100,000 hosts to set space aside for those working to fight the pandemic....

 2020-03-26 15:39 

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Lawyer Punished for Biased Comments About Judge in E-Mail to His Own Clients...

This is what happened in People v. Abrams, decided by the Colorado Supreme Court Feb. 12, but just posted on Westlaw a few days ago. Colorado lawyer Robert E. Abrams referred to a judge as a "gay, fat, fag" in an e-mail to his clients. Eventually,...

 2020-03-26 15:05 

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We Need Every Doctor and Researcher We Can Get Right Now. It's Time to Cut H-1B Visa Red Tape....

Highly-skilled immigrants can contribute to the fight against coronavirus if we let them....

 2020-03-26 14:50 

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Nearly 3.3 Million Unemployment Claims Due to Coronavirus Economic Meltdown...

Much about the COVID-19 outbreak has been unprecedented and historic, but until now it's been difficult to quantify exactly how serious a blow the virus would deal to the U.S. economy....

 2020-03-26 14:35 

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Pregnant Moms Scared of COVID-19 in Hospitals Need More Home Birth Options...

It's time to free midwives from excessive regulation and make room for more home births....

 2020-03-26 13:38 

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The Senate's COVID-19 Relief Bill Is a Crony Capitalist Dream...

Plus: COVID-19 in prisons and jails, Trump campaign threatens TV stations, state disparities in new coronavirus cases, and more......

 2020-03-26 12:01 

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No Suspension Without Hearing in University Student Disciplinary Proceedings...

Plus "An accused student's rights must be guaranteed—not left open for interpretation."...

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