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 2021-01-19 15:05 

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To Avoid More Political Violence, Allow Americans to Escape Each Other's Control...

Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don't suit them and to construct systems that do....

 2021-01-19 14:36 

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Goodbye, Trump. Hello, War on Domestic Terror....

Plus: Biden pushes 8-year path to citizenship, Parler is back, Josh Hawley's book finds new publisher, and more......

 2021-01-19 14:34 

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What to do about Silicon Valley speech suppression...

Instead of regulation, let's use the tax code...

 2021-01-19 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 19, 1990...

1/19/1990: Justice Arthur Goldberg dies....

 2021-01-19 11:00 

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It's Time To Fix Green Card Quotas...

Current law caps the number of employment-based green cards that can be granted each year at 40,000, which doesn't meet demand....

 2021-01-19 10:08 

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Is Submitting a False Statement to the FISA Court a "Victimless" Crime?...

In an amicus brief for leading crime victims' rights organizations, I explain why ex-FBI lawyer Clinesmith's crime of altering an email as part of an effort to renew a warrant to surveil Dr. Carter Page made Page a "victim" under the Crime...

 2021-01-19 09:00 

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Brickbat: OK, Boomer...

A British employment tribunal has awarded Neil McClements, 50, 7,500 (about $10,200 U.S.) after finding the National Health Service rejected him for a job because of his age and gender. Despite being the most highly ranked candidate, McClements was reject...

 2021-01-19 03:31 

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Dominion Seeks to Beach the Kraken, Prompts Pillow Fight...

Threats of defamation suits have prompted corrective statements on Fox and Newsmax, but My Pillow CEO wants to fight....

 2021-01-18 21:24 

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Arkansas Law Allows Deadly Force Against "Pattern of Domestic Abuse"...

I recently came across this, and thought it was worth noting. [1.] Generally speaking, you can use deadly force against unlawful attack if you reasonably believe this is needed to avoid the risk of death, serious bodily injury, rape, or kidnapping. In man...

 2021-01-18 21:05 

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The Media Failed By Giving People What They Want...

Whatever lies the press is telling us, they are ones that at least some of us want to hear....

 2021-01-18 20:39 

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Poetry Monday!: "Evolution" by Langdon Smith...

"When you were a tadpole and I was a fish in the Paleozoic time..."...

 2021-01-18 19:20 

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Would a National Lockdown Have Saved the U.S. From COVID-19?...

A comparison of Texas and California suggests that legal edicts matter less than The New York Times thinks....

 2021-01-18 14:00 

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Carjacker Realizes Kid Was Left in Car, Returns to Parking Lot To Berate Mom...

The mom got the kid back, but not the car....

 2021-01-18 13:00 

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Media Appearances, Public Speaking, and Commentary from 2020...

A belated update on my accomplishments in 2020....

 2021-01-18 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 18, 1873...

1/18/1873: Bradwell v. Illinois argued....

 2021-01-18 11:00 

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The 2020 Election Was a Rebuke of Socialism...

The s -word doesn't actually play too well with most voters....

 2021-01-18 09:00 

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Brickbat: A Real Caste System...

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, have charged four people, including a Korean Christian and three Indian citizens, with blasphemy and violating a law banning people from attempting to convert others. The four say they were merely delivering food aid to the...

 2021-01-17 22:45 

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An Abject Apology Highlights the Legal Exposure for Promoters of Trump's Election Fraud Fantasies...

American Thinker says its claims about Dominion Voting Systems were "completely false."...

 2021-01-17 22:35 

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Further Rejoinder on Why the First Amendment Does not Constrain Impeachment and Removal of Presidents...

A further rejoinder to Josh Blackman and Seth Tillman....

 2021-01-17 22:18 

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The Armed March That Wasn't...

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the biggest story was all the reporters looking for a story....

 2021-01-17 20:21 

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Why do different positions in the government receive different types of free speech rights?...

[This post is co-authored with Seth Barrett Tillman.] Let's take a step back from the specific context of impeachment. In this post, we'd like to discuss a more foundational question: as a general matter, why do, or why should, different positions...

 2021-01-17 19:28 

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Can President Trump Pardon Himself?...

The Constitution's words, history, and structure suggest the best answer is no. He can't plead, "I beg my pardon."...

 2021-01-17 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 17, 1973 and January 17, 1996...

Frontiero v. Richardson (1973) and United States v. Virginia (1996) were argued on the same day, twenty-three years apart. Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued the former case, and wrote the majority opinion in the latter case....

 2021-01-17 11:00 

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Sex, Communism, Race, and Creative Freedom in Hollywood...

Like the Hays Code and Waldorf Statement before it, new diversity requirements are Tinseltown's way of asserting cultural dominance through self-policing....

 2021-01-16 22:45 

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Biden Promises to 'Manage the Hell Out' of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout...

He's laid out a five-point plan to speed up getting COVID-19 vaccinations to more Americans....

 2021-01-16 22:17 

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Nationalists, not Immigrants, are the Real Threat to Liberal Democratic Institutions...

It is often argued that we need to restrict immigration in order to protect democratic institutions. But ethno-nationalist immigration restrictionists are a much bigger threat to those institutions than immigrants....

 2021-01-16 21:49 

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NY Times: "On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic"...

Biden will reportedly rescind the travel ban, rejoin Paris agreement, extend eviction moratorium, and issue mask mandate for federal property and interstate travel....

 2021-01-16 21:19 

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RIP William R. Allen (1924-2021)...

Bill Allen was my multiple-times UCLA econ professor, author of The Midnight Economist and co-author of Alchian & Allen's University Economics....

 2021-01-16 20:45 

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Trump Administration Puts 13th Prisoner to Death as Justice Sotomayor Blasts 'Breakneck Timetable of Executions'...

The Department of Justice rushes to prevent mercy before a new administration can take over....

 2021-01-16 17:17 

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When is an Officer Impeached? V...

The House and Senate are making unforced errors in laying the groundwork for an impeachment trial...

 2021-01-16 17:00 

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Coyote Dramatizes the Complex Politics, Dangers of Illegal Border Migration...

Meanwhile, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger inexplicably exists....

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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We Could Be Vaccinating Twice as Fast. The Government Won't Allow It....

"Let's do the thing, which saves the most lives," says economist Alex Tabarrok: Instead of holding back second doses, use them all right away....

 2021-01-16 14:15 

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Biden's Recovery Plan Would Extend the Federal Government's Extraordinary Eviction Ban Through September 2021...

Eviction bans were enacted as an emergency public health measure. They're quickly becoming a permanent policy....

 2021-01-16 14:00 

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The Capitol Riot, Qualified Immunity, and Politics as Usual...

Objections to police reform are often more rooted in partisan knee-jerk reactions than in sensible policymaking....

 2021-01-16 13:30 

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Fort Worth Regulators Target Community Fridges Providing Free Food for People in Need...

Using obscure laws to prevent people from helping each other is obscene....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 16, 1919...

1/16/1919: The 18th Amendment is ratified....

 2021-01-16 11:00 

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Don't Pack the Courts...

Joe Biden shouldn't repeat FDR's big mistake....

 2021-01-15 22:25 

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A New Report Casts Doubt on Both Fears and Hopes About the Consequences of Abolishing Qualified Immunity...

A Connecticut law that made it easier to sue abusive cops is not expected to have a noticeable effect on municipal insurance costs....

 2021-01-15 22:09 

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Tenured Law Prof Apparently Suspended for Racial-Harassment-Lawsuit Problem on a Civil Procedure Exam...

The professor, who teaches at University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School, has apparently been placed on administrative leave and barred from campus and faculty communications....

 2021-01-15 20:30 

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

Safe injections, inhospitable barriers, and Derby pie....

 2021-01-15 19:17 

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Contra the Luttig Impeachment Thread...

Judge Michael Luttig thinks a former president cannot be tried in the Senate. The argument is flawed....

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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There's Still No Evidence Antifa Was Significantly Involved in the Capitol Riots...

Trump supporters did this, and everyone knows it....

 2021-01-15 18:40 

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Parler's Antitrust Lawsuit Over Amazon Deplatforming Has Tough Road Ahead...

Amazon denies any impropriety in its decision to suspend the Twitter alternative, dismissing the suit as "meritless."...

 2021-01-15 17:45 

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Remy: It Wasn't Me (Shaggy Parody)...

A politician socially distances from his own executive orders....

 2021-01-15 17:22 

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There is Still Time to Fix the House Impeachment Process...

Trump has been impeached, but there is still time to put a stronger case before the Senate....

 2021-01-15 16:15 

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How the National Constitution Center "Constitution Drafting" project Revealed Potential Areas of Consensus on Constitutional Reform...

My recently published article on the NCC project outlines several important areas of agreement between conservative, libertarian, and progressive participants....

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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Don't Let the Capitol Riot Become a 9/11-Style Excuse for Authoritarianism...

Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties....

 2021-01-15 14:30 

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42 People Now Face Federal Charges for the Capitol Riot...

Plus: Happy birthday to Wikipedia, Airbnb's pandemic rebound, and more......

 2021-01-15 14:03 

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Can Executive Official Be Removed from Office for "Inciting" Illegal Conduct?...

Yes, when it comes to a recall in Washington State, even when the official is just being accused of violating his duties, not committing a crime....

 2021-01-15 13:01 

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Refusal to Vaccinate Children Can Count Against Parent in Custody Battle,...

even when the parents had originally agreed not to vaccinate....

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