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 2020-07-23 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 23, 1936...

7/23/1936: Justice Anthony Kennedy's birthday....

 2020-07-23 08:01 

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Democratic Senators Demand 11th Circuit Judges "explain" their involvement in Felon Disenfranchisement Case....

Or else what. Impeachment?...

 2020-07-23 08:00 

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Brickbat: Boobs...

A teenage boy being held at Los Angeles County's Eastlake Juvenile Hall developed enlarged breasts after being given estrogen, a female hormone, to treat oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), according to a lawsuit. The county has refused to comment on...

 2020-07-23 07:32 

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Can the impartiality of a judge be reasonably questioned if she asks questions during oral arguments, but does not decide the case?...

Judges Luck and Logoa (CA11) asked questions about a Florida law while they were serving on the Florida Supreme Court, but did not decide the case....

 2020-07-23 04:01 

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The Economics of Cancel Culture...

When mob mentality and moral suasion meet the market....

 2020-07-23 02:27 

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More in the Richard Liebowitz Saga...

"The Movants are undoubtedly correct in asserting that 'nationwide sanctions' are rare, but that is only because they are rarely warranted."...

 2020-07-23 00:04 

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The Sierra Club Asked The Supreme Court To Lift The Stay in The Border Wall Case. But There Is No "Equitable Ultra Vires Cause Of Action"...

The Sierra Club conflates illegal conduct with the ability to challenge illegal conduct in court....

 2020-07-22 22:36 

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Plaintiff Distressed by Neighbors' Cameras—Because of His PTSD—Can't Get Restraining Order...

The standard under Minnesota law for what is impermissible harassment, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concludes, is objective, not subjective....

 2020-07-22 20:45 

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COVID-19 Infections in U.S. Are About 10 Times Greater than Reported Cases, Says Study...

About 40 percent of infected persons show no symptoms but may transmit disease...

 2020-07-22 20:27 

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Louisiana Supreme Court Divides 4-3, Cancels In-Person Bar Exam, Forces Repeat Takers to Sit for Online Exam, Grants "Qualified" Candidates A Diploma Privilege (Updated)...

Three justices bitterly dissented. One observed that after Hurricane Katrina, some test-takers had to retake portions of the bar exam....

 2020-07-22 20:25 

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The Majority of Americans Oppose Qualified Immunity. Where Is Congress?...

American voters know what's up....

 2020-07-22 20:12 

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Chamber of Commerce and Other Employer Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Employment Visa Ban...

The lawsuit raises a variety of important issues, including a nondelegation challenge. It could turn out to be a very significant case....

 2020-07-22 20:00 

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When Choosing What To Believe, People Often Choose Morality Over Hard Evidence...

In new studies, many people "reported that morally good beliefs require less evidence to be justified, and that, in some circumstances, a morally good belief can be justified even in the absence of sufficient evidence."...

 2020-07-22 19:57 

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When "Anti-Racism" Is Itself Racist...

Hans Bader (Liberty Unyielding) has a long post on the subject, and see also David Bernstein's "It's Getting Harder and Harder to Distinguish Satire from Earnest Wokeness" post below....

 2020-07-22 19:25 

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Is Congress Entitled to the Supreme Court's Deference?...

SCOTUS is the least democratic branch. Is that a bad thing?...

 2020-07-22 19:10 

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Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Blackmail Statute as Overbroad...

It's possible that a narrower statute with a "lack of nexus" requirement (see below) might be constitutional, though the majority doesn't discuss that:...

 2020-07-22 19:10 

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wants President Donald Trump To Impose a Nationwide Face Mask Mandate...

Whitmer's argument is short on facts and legal reasoning....

 2020-07-22 18:54 

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Jonathan Rauch on Cancel Culture and the 'Unending Battle' for Free Speech...

"The idea that wrongheaded, dangerous, heretical, and blasphemous ideas should be not only allowed but protected is preposterous," says Rauch. And yet, it's "the single most successful social principle ever invented."...

 2020-07-22 18:10 

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It's Getting Harder and Harder to Distinguish Satire from Earnest Wokeness, II...

Rutgers English Department says grammar is racist....

 2020-07-22 15:53 

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It's Getting Harder and Harder to Distinguish Satire from Earnest Wokeness...

If you've seen the Smithsonian American History Museum's "white culture" graphic, you know what I mean....

 2020-07-22 14:30 

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The Federal Government's Eviction Moratorium Expires This Week. Will an Eviction 'Tsunami' Be the Result?...

Democrats in Congress are floating plans for billions more in rental assistance, and a blanket nationwide moratorium on evictions to forestall a potential housing crisis during the pandemic....

 2020-07-22 14:15 

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Rand Paul on Republican Plans for Another Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: 'They Simply Don't Care About the Debt'...

Congress is currently debating what should be included in the next trillion-dollar (and counting) stimulus bill, but nothing is likely to pass this week....

 2020-07-22 13:30 

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Twitter Boots 7,000 QAnon Conspiracy Theorists...

Plus: Congress rejects demilitarization of police, Jorgensen polling at 3 percent, and more......

 2020-07-22 12:00 

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7 Modules for First Amendment (Speech and Religion)...

Powerpoint Slides and Videos from "An Introduction to Constitutional Law"...

 2020-07-22 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 22, 1937...

7/22/1937: The Senate voted down President Roosevelt's Court-Packing plan, 70-20....

 2020-07-22 08:00 

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Brickbat: Stay Right Where You Are...

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has ordered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, which licenses and regulates doctors in the province, to ban groups of doctors from withdrawing from practice at the same time. The move is aimed at stopp...

 2020-07-22 04:30 

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Progressive Policies Keep Failing...

It's time for more capitalism....

 2020-07-22 04:01 

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Trump Deploys Lawlessness Against Lawlessness...

The president's heavy-handed response to protests against police brutality belies his promise of "law and order."...

 2020-07-21 23:27 

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Does a Judge have to recuse if a conflicted party files an amicus brief? Or should the brief be struck?...

The Fifth Circuit struck the brief. Judge Brasher (CA11) recused....

 2020-07-21 23:15 

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Dispatch From Portland: A Distinct Lack of Crowbars and Cops...

Up close with the #WallofMoms on night 53 of the protests...

 2020-07-21 22:30 

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Rand Paul: It's Time To Demilitarize the Police...

The line between peace officer and soldier of war has become far too blurry....

 2020-07-21 19:49 

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Federal Judge's Son Killed and Husband Injured by MRA Lawyer...

Threats Against Federal Judges on the Rise...

 2020-07-21 19:05 

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Don't 'Abolish the Police.' Privatize Them....

"A lot of people think that law enforcement must be provided by a [government] monopoly," says economist Edward Stringham. But "there are plenty of private examples of people working to create order and safety in society."...

 2020-07-21 18:00 

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Kentucky Couple Reportedly Placed Under House Arrest After Failing To Sign COVID-19 Quarantine Notice...

Elizabeth Linscott, who tested positive for COVID-19, says she objected to the wording of the health department's isolation orders....

 2020-07-21 17:45 

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You Can't Roast Marshmallows on Zoom...

Summer camp season in the era of COVID-19....

 2020-07-21 17:10 

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Trump Is Wrong: Spreading Epidemic Is Responsible for Most of the Rise in COVID-19 Cases...

Cases per 1,000 tests are rising in the majority of states....

 2020-07-21 15:00 

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New York City's Modest Reopening Marred by Arbitrary Guidelines...

Phase 4 of city's reopening means loose rules for zoos, but strict requirements for bars....

 2020-07-21 13:30 

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Judge Says Teen Who Didn't Finish Online Schoolwork Must Stay Locked Up Until September...

Plus: Portland protest updates, Kanye's candidacy, the ACLU's suit to protect Michael Cohen, and more......

 2020-07-21 13:22 

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How should the U.S. respond to the Schrems II decision?...

A five-point plan...

 2020-07-21 12:02 

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#MeToo, #TheyLied, and Pseudonymous Litigation...

When can libel plaintiffs, suing over allegedly false claims of sexual misconduct, sue pseudonymously? When can defendants defend pseudonymously?...

 2020-07-21 12:00 

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16 Modules for Constitutional Law II (Rights and Equal Protection)...

Powerpoint Slides and Videos from "An Introduction to Constitutional Law"...

 2020-07-21 11:45 

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Why Are Taxpayers Footing the Bill for Full-Time Police Union Employees?...

No one should be forced to pay for officers who spend their days opposing policing reform and defending bad cops....

 2020-07-21 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 21, 1824...

7/21/1824: Justice Stanley Matthews's birthday....

 2020-07-21 08:00 

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Brickbat: Collegial Misconduct...

Alexander, Arkansas, police officer Calvin Nicholas Salyers has been charged with felony manslaughter for the killing of fellow officer Scott Hutton, who was shot through Salyers' front door. Hutton had gone to visit Salyers one evening. When he knock...

 2020-07-20 21:05 

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Sen. Brian Schatz Says 'Libertarians Should Be Freaking Out About Portland.' Where Has He Been?...

The Hawaii senator fails to fully consider the causes of bad policing....

 2020-07-20 20:00 

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COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Is About To Really Rev Up...

Cheap, rapid antigen tests may be on the way—and the FDA has finally approved test pooling....

 2020-07-20 19:54 

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Solipsistic Europocrisy meets judicial imperialism...

It's Schrems II in episode 325 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2020-07-20 19:39 

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Department of Homeland Security Reportedly Sending 150 Agents to Chicago in Expansion of Federal Crackdown...

Trump and other White House officials say the feds may soon be coming to other major cities as well....

 2020-07-20 19:27 

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Why does the Supreme Court use different language for remands to state court and federal court?...

The former uses "further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion" and the latter uses "further proceedings consistent with this opinion."...

 2020-07-20 19:15 

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Do "People Who Are Black Have Strong Historical and Cultural Commonalities" Regardless of Where They are from and Where They Live?...

Obviously not, but the Associated Press says otherwise....

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