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 2021-07-27 18:00 

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New Poll Shows California Voters Split on Gov. Gavin Newsom Recall...

Undecided folks seem to be turning against the governor....

 2021-07-27 17:48 

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Judge Strikes All of Michael Mann's Expert Witnesses from Libel Suit...

A week after granting summary judgment for another defendant (CEI), the judge rejects all but one of the proffered experts....

 2021-07-27 16:00 

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Lil Nas X Uses Chart-Topping 'Industry Baby' To Stump for Bail Reform...

Around half a million Americans are stuck at any given time in pretrial detention, often because they can't afford freedom....

 2021-07-27 15:55 

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People Who Feel More Productive When Working At Home Are Not The Best Judges Of Their Own Productivity...

Managers and employees are clashing about working from home....

 2021-07-27 15:40 

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The U.S. Is Trying To Keep Out Mexicans Who Want To Sell Their Blood Plasma...

Paid plasma donation is a financial lifeline for Mexican donors and a medical lifeline for plasma-dependent patients....

 2021-07-27 14:40 

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The Case for Beaming Internet Into Cuba...

The technological hurdles might be too difficult to overcome, but it's worth trying....

 2021-07-27 13:35 

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Uber Has Reduced Drunk Driving Deaths by 6 Percent, Study Finds...

Plus: Americans evenly split on immigration, bill moves to stop EPA raids of auto shops, and more......

 2021-07-27 12:30 

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EU Bureaucrats Seek to Diminish Your Cryptocurrency Privacy...

Watch what happens when the drive for government surveillance meets longstanding technological ignorance....

 2021-07-27 12:01 

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Unnecessary Detail?...

From the Minnesota disorderly conduct statute: Whoever does any of the following in a public or private place, including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provok...

 2021-07-27 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 27, 1929...

7/27/1929: The Geneva Conventions are signed by United States. The Supreme Court would consider the Conventions in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)....

 2021-07-27 10:00 

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America's Forever War Sputters Out...

It is easy to be indifferent to a war if you are oblivious to its costs....

 2021-07-27 08:00 

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Brickbat: Smoked Out...

Officials in Gold Coast, Australia, have fined a woman $1,300 ($960 U.S.) for violating her hotel quarantine by having cigarettes delivered to the balcony of her room by a drone. Those entering the country are required to quarantine for two weeks. The ope...

 2021-07-27 03:09 

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Czech Constitution Soon to Include the Right to Bear Arms...

The word "pistol," it turns out, is borrowed indirectly from Czech....

 2021-07-26 21:44 

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2-1 Decision Holds Web Site Designer May Be Required to Design Site for Same-Sex Weddings...

The case is 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis; the majority opinion is by Judge Mary Briscoe, joined by Judge Michael Murphy, with a dissent by Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich. This was just handed down, so I thought I'd pass it along; I hope to blog more abou...

 2021-07-26 21:29 

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The Second Amendment and Vacated Ex Parte Domestic Protection Orders...

From Henry v. County of Nassau, decided today by the Second Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Steven Menashi, joined by Judges John Walker and Susan Carney: In 2014, the daughter of Plaintiff-Appellant Lambert Henry commenced an ex parte proceeding against ...

 2021-07-26 21:20 

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Elizabeth Warren Says People Are Struggling and Jeff Bezos Hasn't Pitched In Enough...

Bezos pitched in by creating an online marketplace of cheap consumer goods that people can get delivered to their homes in two days flat....

 2021-07-26 21:16 

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"The Trump Lawsuits, the Biden Administration's Misinformation Advisory and the Thorny First Amendment Problem of Jawboning"...

A very interesting, thoughtful, and learned analysis from Prof. Genevieve Lakier (Chicago), at LawFare; here's the introduction: For years now, scholars have expressed alarm at the tendency of government officials to use informal means, rather than de...

 2021-07-26 21:05 

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Government Shouldn't Stop People From Doing Self-Destructive Things...

We all do them!...

 2021-07-26 19:40 

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Drown the Federal Flood Insurance Program...

Why is the government encouraging people to live in dangerous, flood-prone areas?...

 2021-07-26 19:20 

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Federal Appeals Court Sneaks in One Final Ruling Against the CDC's Expiring Eviction Moratorium...

Circuit Judge John K. Bush accuses the federal government of laying claim to "near-dictatorial powers."...

 2021-07-26 18:59 

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White Earth Nation...

Just learned about it by accident; for more details, see http://whiteearth.com. My guess: They get some confused e-mail, which they find amusing. For a structurally similar example, check out the Oriental Republic....

 2021-07-26 18:18 

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Gun Control Scheme Harms Black and Hispanic New Yorkers, Public Defenders Tell Supreme Court...

"New York enacted its firearm licensing requirements to criminalize gun ownership by racial and ethnic minorities."...

 2021-07-26 17:58 

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From What Court and Year Is the Oldest American Court Decision on Westlaw?...

I didn't know until I looked it up just now....

 2021-07-26 17:13 

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Does a Federal Statute Ban Requirements to Use Vaccine That's Under an Emergency Use Authorization?...

No, says, a July 6 Memorandum Opinion of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel: Section 564 of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ("FDCA") authorizes the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to issue an "emergency use auth...

 2021-07-26 16:34 

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Fixing Straight Quotes in Word Documents...

Law review editors and lawyers, take note....

 2021-07-26 16:00 

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Joan Biskupic's SCOTUS Analysis Lacks Any Inside Information From Leaks...

On the plus side, Chief Justice Roberts won't have to resign....

 2021-07-26 15:05 

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Right: Companies That Dominate Today May Be Gone Tomorrow...

Today's antitrust activists forget that big companies with significant market share come and go....

 2021-07-26 14:20 

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Remy: White Lightning...

Authorities have a beef with Remy's latest occupation....

 2021-07-26 13:32 

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More Mask Mandates Could Be Coming Even Though Vaccination Is Key to Curbing COVID-19...

Plus: Adam Smith invented the social software for modern liberalism, the U.K. invites more skilled immigrants, and more......

 2021-07-26 12:30 

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Police Reforms Make Progress Against Entrenched Opposition...

Every time cops denounce reform efforts it is evidence of a win....

 2021-07-26 12:01 

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Word Processing for Lawyers...

I never thought that teaching my law students basic word processing principles would be part of my professorial duties; but since I started my First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, I realized that, if I didn't teach them this, it would ultimately mean ...

 2021-07-26 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 26, 1892...

7/26/1892: Justice George Shiras Jr. takes oath....

 2021-07-26 08:00 

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Brickbat: What a Drag...

A family has sued Kentucky's Jefferson County Public Schools after their then 6-year-old daughter was dragged 1,147 feet by a school bus in 2015. The girl's backpack got caught in the door as she stepped off. The driver did not watch her to make s...

 2021-07-25 21:44 

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How to Reform the Olympics...

The Olympics are a great sports event. But there is no reason to tolerate the massive public subsidies, forced displacement of populations, and propaganda coups for authoritarian regimes that go along with them....

 2021-07-25 14:51 

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Special Court Dedicated to Appeals from Cosplay Disputes?...

It's the CosAppeals, in Maryland....

 2021-07-25 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 25, 1965...

7/25/1965: Justice Arthur J. Goldberg resigns....

 2021-07-25 10:00 

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Autonomous Mexico...

What happened when some indigenous people took their lands back from the state...

 2021-07-24 21:46 

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COVID Closures of Private Schools May Have Been Unconstitutional...

So holds a Ninth Circuit panel (by a 2-1 vote), evaluating the California closure rules....

 2021-07-24 11:40 

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Maine Voters To Decide on Constitutional 'Right to Food'...

Language regarding seed exchanges could violate contracts....

 2021-07-24 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 24, 1997...

7/24/1997: Justice William Brennan dies....

 2021-07-24 10:00 

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Who Gets To Decide the Truth?...

We all get a say—not just priests, princes, or partisans....

 2021-07-23 21:24 

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The FBI Destroyed This Man's Life With Bogus Spying Accusations...

The law enforcement agency has a disturbing record of drumming up the very conspiracies they're investigating....

 2021-07-23 20:15 

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Thoughts on the Sixth Circuit Ruling Against the CDC Eviction Moratorium...

The ruling is unsurprising. But it does further strengthen the case against the moratorium, and increases the odds the issue might eventually make it to the Supreme Court....

 2021-07-23 20:05 

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Man Says Oklahoma Police Seized $140K From Him Without Cause...

Canadian County Sheriff's deputies said Thai Nang's cash was drug money. He says he was buying land, and a local news outlet was easily able to find records backing his story up....

 2021-07-23 20:05 

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Judge Quattlebaum Eulogizes His CivPro Professor In Erie Case...

"Hopefully, [Professor Howard B. Stravitz] would have joined in the dissent."...

 2021-07-23 19:50 

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U.S. Billionaire Wealth Would Fund Government For Just 6 Months...

Mocking penis-shaped rockets is no substitute for holding the feds accountable for a looming fiscal crisis....

 2021-07-23 19:32 

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Women Are on the Verge of Being Forced Into Military Conscription Due to a Perverse Notion of 'Equality'...

Expanding government-imposed burdens to new classes of people is a bad idea, unless the goal is equality of immiseration....

 2021-07-23 19:30 

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

Innovative orthodontics, cumulative explosions, and voting by proxy....

 2021-07-23 19:12 

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Sixth Circuit Concludes CDC Eviction Moratorium Is Unlawful...

The Sixth Circuit's decision is at odds with that of the D.C. Circuit, and features a Judge Thapar concurrence on delegation....

 2021-07-23 18:35 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Rules Out New Round of Lockdowns, Mask Mandates...

The governor signed a bill in May limiting the power of state and local officials to impose emergency public health orders....

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