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 2020-09-24 23:27 

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President Trump's Executive Order on An America-First Healthcare Plan...

There are some references to the ACA litigation...

 2020-09-24 22:38 

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen Releases "Liberty-Minded" SCOTUS Short List...

Judge Willett, Eugene Volokh, Randy Barnett, and others make the cut....

 2020-09-24 20:14 

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On Election Year Supreme Court Vacancies (Redux)...

What I wrote in 2016 still applies today....

 2020-09-24 20:05 

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Unlock the Damned Playgrounds, Already...

Playing outside is one of the safest group activities kids can do, yet Gavin Newsom and other pols are extending the pandemic misery indefinitely....

 2020-09-24 19:35 

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Department of Labor Proposes New Rule Protecting the Right To Be a Gig Worker...

In a reaction to California's Assembly Bill 5, the Department of Labor's new proposed rule will make it harder for gig workers to be defined as employees...

 2020-09-24 18:55 

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The Legal Response to Breonna Taylor's Death Shows How Drug Prohibition Transforms Murder Into Self-Defense...

The hail of bullets that killed her can be justified only in a country that uses violence to enforce politicians' pharmacological prejudices....

 2020-09-24 18:50 

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The Dead Can Vote (at least on the Massachusetts Supreme Court)...

Chief Justice Ralph Gants may be dead, but that is not stopping him from authoring opinions....

 2020-09-24 18:40 

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Newsom Attempts To Mandate Full Transition to Electric Cars by 2035...

Maybe California will figure out how to keep the lights on by then....

 2020-09-24 16:40 

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John Yoo: The Man Who Would Make the President King...

The Trump presidency has been a stress test for maximalist theories of presidential power....

 2020-09-24 16:00 

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Why Democrats Should Stop Worrying and Learn To Love the Filibuster...

Progressives are promising to get rid of this long-standing check on the power of raw majorities in the Senate just when it would help them the most....

 2020-09-24 15:29 

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"Judges Propose Making Disclosure of Their Personal Details a Crime"...

This would include group membership, information about where a spouse works, and more....

 2020-09-24 15:19 

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Asked About a Peaceful Transfer of Power, Trump Says 'We're Going to Have To See What Happens'...

Trump's garbled response probably wasn't a sign he's planning to subvert the election. But it was a failure of presidential competence....

 2020-09-24 14:05 

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Amy Coney Barrett and the Problem of Conservative Judicial Deference...

Reviewing the record of the SCOTUS shortlister....

 2020-09-24 13:36 

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No Murder Charges in Breonna Taylor Case; Protests Erupt Across U.S....

Plus: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested, "the futile quest for hard numbers on child sex trafficking," and more......

 2020-09-24 13:00 

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During a Routine Child Services Check, Cops Hog-tied a Mom and Carried Her Out 'Like a Pig Upside Down'...

The home wellbeing visit resulted in Vanessa Peoples going to jail with a dislocated shoulder....

 2020-09-24 12:02 

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Navy-Marine Appeals Court Mandates Pseudonymizing Names of Witnesses, Victims, and Complainants...

Effective July 1, 2020, the rules of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA, not to be confused with the New Mexico Court of Appeals, NMCA) provide: Rule 17.4. Personally Identifiable and Sensitive Information. (a) Counsel are required to ...

 2020-09-24 11:01 

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Thursday Open Thread...

Please feel free to write comments on this post on whatever topic you like! (As usual, please avoid personal insults of each other, vulgarities aimed at each other or at third parties, or other things that are likely to poison the discussion.)...

 2020-09-24 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 24, 1755...

9/24/1755: Chief Justice John Marshall's birthday....

 2020-09-24 10:00 

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Hope for Free Market Reform in Uruguay...

President Luis Lacalle Pou's defense of free market capitalism—extremely rare in Latin America—is no coronavirus fluke....

 2020-09-24 08:00 

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Brickbat: Courting Cruelty...

Iran has sentenced four teens to each have four fingers amputated from their right hands after they were convicted of theft. The four say they were tortured into confessing to the crimes, and one of them tried to commit suicide in prison after an appellat...

 2020-09-24 04:01 

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Congress Continues to Spend Delusional Amounts of Money...

Even without further spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the national debt will hit 107 percent of GDP in 2023....

 2020-09-24 03:18 

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Prisoners Have the Right to Access Court Records in Their Own Cases...

So concludes the Louisiana Supreme Court, in allowing a prisoner access to the jury vote breakdown in his case—quite important given the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling rejecting Louisiana nonunanimous convictions....

 2020-09-23 23:18 

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A Resignation in Time, that Saved Nine...

To avert Court Packing, would the Chief Justice allow a President Biden to appoint his replacement?...

 2020-09-23 22:47 

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Classes #1: The Separation of Powers I and Easements II...

Morrison v. Olson, forevermore....

 2020-09-23 21:30 

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Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records...

The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others....

 2020-09-23 20:18 

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Two Cheers for Supreme Court Term Limits...

The idea has a lot of merit. But it will be hard to enact, and probably won't do much to end partisan conflict over Supreme Court appointments....

 2020-09-23 19:47 

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K-12 Schools That Reopened Have Avoided COVID-19 Surges So Far...

In communities where young kids returned to classes, it's mostly good news....

 2020-09-23 19:10 

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Jo Jorgensen: Don't Waste Your Vote on Trump or Biden...

The Libertarian presidential nominee won't win but is upbeat about Gen Z and protests against lockdowns and police violence....

 2020-09-23 18:50 

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Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder...

The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct....

 2020-09-23 18:29 

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Grand Jury Charges 1 Louisville Police Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting With 'Wanton Endangerment'...

The charges are not for killing Taylor, but rather endangering her neighbors with wild shots....

 2020-09-23 18:05 

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Section 230's Latest Attacker: The Justice Department...

A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it....

 2020-09-23 17:57 

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Trump's Actual Record on Judges...

A look at the numbers shows that both the President and his critics get it wrong....

 2020-09-23 17:20 

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Maine Becomes First State To Try Ranked-Choice Voting for President...

Voting for Libertarian, Green, or independent candidates will not mean "throwing your vote away."...

 2020-09-23 16:15 

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Citizen vs. Government (Vol. 4)...

Bewildering answers to simple questions...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

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Yes, the 1619 Project Actually Suggests That Year Was America's True Founding, and Nikole Hannah-Jones Admits It...

The New York Times tried to disassociate itself from a claim its reporter made just a few days ago....

 2020-09-23 15:15 

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Federal Payments to Farmers Have Tripled Since 2017, and Trump Just Promised Even More...

Trump's farm bailouts have cost taxpayers more than $28 billion already, and he just announced another $14 billion in payments as part of his reelection pitch to farm-heavy states....

 2020-09-23 14:00 

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Resolve the 'Anarchist Jurisdictions' Dispute With Less Government Meddling...

Peace will come only from leaving other people alone on the condition that they do the same for us....

 2020-09-23 13:35 

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Pentagon Uses Pandemic Response Cash To Pay Defense Contractors for More War Toys...

Plus: House votes to keep funding the government, DHS recalls intelligence reports, Jeff Bezos is starting a preschool, and more......

 2020-09-23 12:26 

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Calabresi Urges Supreme Court Term Limits...

Limiting justices to a single 18-year term would de-escalate judicial confirmation fights....

 2020-09-23 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 23, 1971...

9/23/1971: Justice John Marshall Harlan II resigns....

 2020-09-23 10:00 

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Will Anyone Ever Be Able To Build Again in San Francisco?...

How did California's housing shortage happen and why is it so intractable?...

 2020-09-23 08:00 

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Brickbats: What Boobs...

An Orange County, Florida, father wants to know why his son had to take off a Hooters-themed face mask at school. Greg Golba says his son Ian, a fifth-grader at Sunset Park Elementary School, had been wearing the mask for weeks before it became a problem....

 2020-09-23 04:30 

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Bad Policies Fuel Fires...

California burns due to its unwillingness to thin out forests....

 2020-09-23 04:01 

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Partisan Poppycock Does Not Trump the Constitution on SCOTUS Picks...

The restrictions imagined by Republicans in 2016 or by Democrats now are nothing but self-serving nonsense....

 2020-09-23 03:18 

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Math Puzzle...

The formula (x-5)(x-4)(x-3)(x-2)(x-1)x(x+1)(x+2)(x+3)(x+4)(x+5) could of course be expanded out into a polynomial. As you might gather, it would be a polynomial of order 11, with 12 coefficients, i.e., ax11+bx10...+ix2+jx+k. So far, nothing mysterious her...

 2020-09-22 23:45 

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Asking Ohio S. Ct. to Hear Case Involving Prior Restraint on Mentioning Police Officer's Name...

Our excellent pro bono counsel Jeffrey M. Nye (Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson) has just filed our amicus brief in M.R. v. Niesen, on behalf of Profs. Jonathan Entin, David F. Forte, Andrew Geronimo, Raymond Ku, Stephen Lazarus, Kevin Francis O'Neill, Marg...

 2020-09-22 23:17 

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Pouring Water on Speaker's Head During Press Conference Doesn't "Constitute[] Protected Speech"...

A trial court said this pouring (without the target's consent) was indeed constitutionally protected; it took a 2-1 Texas Court of Appeals decision to reverse that....

 2020-09-22 22:40 

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The CDC Doesn't Want Kids Trick-or-Treating for Halloween...

How about a "virtual Halloween costume contest" instead?...

 2020-09-22 22:15 

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Why Have Belarus and Other Eastern European Countries Seen Relatively Few COVID-19 Deaths?...

And is their luck running out?...

 2020-09-22 21:40 

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California Hospital Sinks Plan To House Homeless in Nearby Motel, Citing Danger Posed to Employee Parking Lot...

The Bakersfield City Council has refused to grant a permit for a local nonprofit to lodge homeless residents in a roadside inn as part of the state's Project Roomkey....

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