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 2020-07-31 11:00 

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Review: The Go-Go's...

Still got the beat....

 2020-07-31 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 31, 2018...

7/31/2018: Justice Anthony Kennedy resigns....

 2020-07-31 10:00 

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COVID Concerts...

As bans on mass gatherings persist, musicians are increasingly turning to livestreamed shows as a substitute for traditional performances....

 2020-07-31 08:00 

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Brickbat: For the Lord Xi Is a Jealous God Among You...

The Chinese government has ordered Christians to remove religious symbols and objects from their homes and replace them with portraits of Chairman Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping. Those who refuse could be stripped of any government benefits. Some res...

 2020-07-31 06:46 

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Reminder: The Federalist Society Does Not Take Positions On Legal Questions....

That rule applies to Steve Calabresi, and Student Chapters....

 2020-07-31 00:38 

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Do Plaintiffs from Conservative Cultural/Religious Groups (e.g., Muslims) Have More Right to Proceed Pseudonymously in Sex Assault Lawsuits??...

That's what an Eleventh Circuit opinion seems to suggest, in a case where a Trinidadian Muslim plaintiff said she "come[s] from a strict Muslim household where under [their] cultural beliefs and traditions such a sexual assault would have the tend...

 2020-07-30 23:33 

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Did Justice Thomas quietly dissent in Little v. Reclaim Idaho in light of his dissent from Doe v. Reed?...

Roberts, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh concurred in the grant of the stay. Sotomayor and Ginsburg dissented. What about Justices Thomas, Breyer, and Kagan?...

 2020-07-30 22:11 

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Leaks from the Supreme Court, Part IV: The Tax Return Cases from Roberts's Perspective...

Part IV is mostly a rehash of Part III, though we learn that RBG is only telling some of members about her health....

 2020-07-30 19:47 

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Homeland Security Seized $2 Billion in Cash From Travelers at U.S. Airports...

In two-thirds of those cases, there were no accompanying arrests....

 2020-07-30 19:45 

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You Say Misgender, I Say Misjoinder...

Let's call the whole case off....

 2020-07-30 19:01 

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The D.C. Circuit Will Rehear the Flynn Case En Banc...

Look for the full appellate court to send the case back to the trial court - which is where it belongs....

 2020-07-30 18:50 

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Linda Greenhouse Thinks COVID-19 Rules That Favor Casinos Over Churches Raise No Constitutional Issues Worth Considering...

The former New York Times SCOTUS reporter does not seem to understand the arguments she is criticizing....

 2020-07-30 18:10 

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2 Pro-Democracy University Employees in Hong Kong Fired as Beijing-Imposed National Security Law Takes Effect...

"Academic staff...are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politically or socially controversial matters," one of them writes....

 2020-07-30 17:13 

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Gun Seized, Apparently for Being a Racist Group Leader...

Could such "gun violence restraining orders" likewise be used against people who talk about violence and a "pig problem" or "fascist problem" as opposed to "n , k , and h problem" (expurgation in news video)?...

 2020-07-30 16:30 

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No, Trump Can't Delay the Election...

And, no, mail-in voting is not more vulnerable to fraud then absentee voting. It's actually the exact same thing....

 2020-07-30 16:15 

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Tells Retailers To Call the Cops on Customers Who Don't Wear Masks...

Armed agents of the state shouldn't be enforcing mask mandates....

 2020-07-30 16:03 

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Thursday Open Thread...

Last week's open thread seemed fun and interesting (and drew > 250 comments), so I thought I'd do it again....

 2020-07-30 15:50 

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Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies from Coronavirus Complications...

His political claim to fame was his "9-9-9" tax plan....

 2020-07-30 14:03 

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No, the Election Will Not Be Delayed...

President Trump, unsurprisingly, has floated the idea of delaying the election. If he had the power to suspend the election, I assume that he would use it. But he doesn't. The election will not be delayed for political gain. The date of the election i...

 2020-07-30 13:50 

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Congress Wants To Regulate Big Tech. They Still Don't Understand It....

Plus: Trump suggests election delay, and more......

 2020-07-30 12:01 

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Should Elected Prosecutor Be Disqualified for Highlighting Pending Criminal Case in Election Fundraising?...

That's what a motion in the St. Louis Mark & Patricia McCloskey case argues....

 2020-07-30 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 30, 1956...

7/30/1956: Congress enacted resolution, declaring that the motto of the United States is "In God we Trust." The Supreme Court declined to consider Newdow v.Congress, which considered the constitutionality of that motto....

 2020-07-30 08:00 

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Brickbat: Truth in Advertising...

Several employees of the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) office in Prescott were fired after after a photo of them circulated showing them wearing T-shirts that read "professional kidnapper" on the front and "Do you know where your ch...

 2020-07-30 04:31 

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Predictions for Part IV of CNN Leak Series: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Little Sisters, of the Poor, and Espinoza...

Justices Breyer and Kagan flex their moderate muscles to narrow Guadalupe and Little Sisters, but cannot persuade the stubborn Chief Justice on Espinoza...

 2020-07-30 04:01 

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Don't Expand Coronavirus Unemployment Insurance...

The negative impact of the program is well documented....

 2020-07-30 00:24 

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Release Condition: "Defendant May Not Attend any Other Protests ... or Public Gatherings in ... Oregon"...

Some people arrested in Portland for misdemeanor failure to obey a lawful order have had these conditions imposed as a condition of being released before trial. But the law related to such conditions is surprisingly complex....

 2020-07-30 00:04 

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Leaks from the Supreme Court, Part III: Justice Kavanaugh's Weak and Ineffective Term...

After two days of hero worship for Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Gorsuch, day three dumps on the Junior Justice....

 2020-07-29 22:56 

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Summary Judgment: Delicious or Sour?...

A funny opening from Judge Selya's opinion in Mandel v. Boston Phoenix, Inc. (1st Cir. 2006): The oenologist's creed teaches that we should drink no wine before its time. Much the same principle applies to summary judgment; it is a deliciously hel...

 2020-07-29 21:15 

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Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google...

The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's....

 2020-07-29 21:10 

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It's Just Like Saying the N— Word...

The flag of those who supported the dissolution of the Union....

 2020-07-29 21:02 

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Of Course It's Legitimate to Criticize George Soros' Spending to Influence American Politics...

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass has apparently had his column moved from page 2 "farther back in the print edition" after being accused of anti-Semitism for his column criticizing George Soros' influence on American politics: President Don...

 2020-07-29 20:45 

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12,000 U.S. Troops Will Leave Germany...

The plan, whose timetable is uncertain, will reshuffle 5,600 troops elsewhere in Europe...

 2020-07-29 20:31 

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Kansas Knife Statute Held Unconstitutionally Vague...

The law banned convicted felons from possessing "a dagger, dirk, switchblade, stiletto, straight-edged razor or any other dangerous or deadly cutting instrument of like character"—"It is the very overbreadth of such laws that renders the...

 2020-07-29 20:30 

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Trump Appeals to Progressive Voters With Promise To Defend Suburbs Against New Housing Development...

NIMBYism comes in many different ideological stripes. Fewer homes and higher rents is always the result....

 2020-07-29 20:10 

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Jia Lynn Yang on the Immigration Law that Changed America...

The author of a new history of immigration worries that the coronavirus is bringing the mythology of America as a nation of immigrants to an end....

 2020-07-29 19:55 

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Everybody Is Jumping to Conclusions About This Couple's Show of Force in Response to Trespassing Protesters...

Mark and Patricia McCloskey's justification for brandishing their guns depends on facts, not ideology....

 2020-07-29 19:47 

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The Case for Replacing the Bar Exam With "Diploma Privilege"...

The Covid pandemic strengthens the case for abolishing a requirement that should never have been imposed in the first place....

 2020-07-29 19:40 

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A Congressman Asked Mark Zuckerberg Why Facebook Censored Donald Trump Jr., but That Was Twitter....

"I think you might be referring to what happened on Twitter."...

 2020-07-29 19:25 

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California's Attorney General Decides How Ballot Initiatives Are Summarized. He's Happy To Abuse This Power....

Xavier Becerra conceals tax increases and reframes a gig economy proposition to hurt its chances....

 2020-07-29 19:12 

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Federal Cops Are Leaving Portland. But Will the Standoff Really End?...

With many of the city's entertainment options shut down, protesting has become a form of nightlife....

 2020-07-29 18:27 

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After Failing To Quell Unrest, the Feds Will Depart From Portland...

President Trump sent federal agents to squash protests, but the situation has continuously escalated....

 2020-07-29 18:12 

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We Should Name Military Bases After Lynched Black Veterans Who Fought for Freedoms They Were Denied...

Let's replace the names of Confederate figures with those of patriots who upheld America's ideals....

 2020-07-29 16:48 

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What Explains Why Homicides Are Increasing Significantly Across the Country Since Late May?...

A "Minneapolis effect" from lack of policing is a possible explanation for the startling 37% increase in murders in major cities in recent weeks....

 2020-07-29 16:20 

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Academic Career Success and the Importance of Ideological Conformity: An Anecdote...

While doing some research today, I came across a student article (known as a "note" in law review parlance) from the 2006 Yale Law Journal with a provocative title: "Grutter at Work: A Title VII Critique of Constitutional Affirmative Action.&#...

 2020-07-29 15:31 

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New in NRO: Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Declare Their Independence from Trump...

In the tax return cases, the Trump Appointees "managed to separate themselves from this president but carefully guarded presidential authority for decades to come."...

 2020-07-29 13:30 

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Kamala Harris for Vice President? A Disappeared Article Fuels Speculation....

Plus: Trump's new plan for "Dreamers," Dems reject marijuana legalization, and more......

 2020-07-29 13:00 

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Why Pandemic Pods are 'the Ultimate In Parent-Driven Education Innovation'...

With public schools largely out of commission, parents are putting together their own ad-hoc schooling alternatives....

 2020-07-29 12:00 

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Viewpoint Diversity Gets a Boost as Families Flee Public Schools...

Independent education means a wide range of approaches as to what children are taught....

 2020-07-29 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 29, 1942...

7/29/1942: Supreme Court hears oral argument in Ex Parte Quirin....

 2020-07-29 08:00 

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Brickbat: Teacher of the Year...

A DeKalb County, Georgia, special education teacher has resigned after the school district opened an investigation into comments he made on a social media post that showed a man appearing to kneel on the neck of a toddler. The photo shows a white child pi...

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