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 2020-07-29 06:18 

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No Dismissal of Charges Against Massachusetts Judge Who Allegedly Helped an Arrestee Evade Immigration Officials...

From Judge Leo Sorokin's decision Monday in U.S. v. Joseph: The government has charged Massachusetts District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and Massachusetts Trial Court Officer Wesley MacGregor in an Indictment alleging conspiracy and obstru...

 2020-07-29 05:26 

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The Trump Administration Begins DACA Rescission 3.0, And Moots All Pending Challenge to the 2017 Dukes Memorandum and the 2018 Nielsen Memorandum...

DHS Secretary Wolf Withdrew the 2017 Dukes Memorandum and the 2018 Nielsen Memorandum. Attorney General Barr withdrew the 2014 OLC Opinion on DAPA and Sessions 2017 Letter to Dukes....

 2020-07-29 04:30 

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The Private Space Race...

Competition is cutting the cost of space travel to a fraction of what it was....

 2020-07-29 04:01 

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The Second Amendment Is Not Restricted to White Conservatives...

An encounter between militias in Louisville shows the enduring practical and symbolic importance of the right to armed self-defense....

 2020-07-28 23:12 

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Leaks From the Supreme Court, Part II: Justice Gorsuch Look Decisive and In Control...

Yesterday was pro-Chief Justice Roberts day on CNN. Today is pro-Justice Gorsuch day. Justice Kagan is lurking in the background....

 2020-07-28 21:40 

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Senate Republicans' $1 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Billions for New Fighter Jets, Attack Helicopters, and Missiles...

Much of the military spending in the GOP's HEALS Act replaces funding that was redirected to pay for Trump's border wall....

 2020-07-28 21:15 

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A SWAT Team Blew Up This Family's Home in Pursuit of a Suspect Who Wasn't Even There...

Nor did the suspect live at the residence....

 2020-07-28 21:00 

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Teachers Unions Want Wealth Taxes, Charter School Bans, and Medicare-for-all Before Schools Can Reopen...

What does this have to do with safely educating kids in the midst of a pandemic? Not much....

 2020-07-28 21:00 

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E-Mails to Sen. McConnell Found Not to Be Criminally Threatening...

"Weiss's comments were also steeped in 'rage and frustration,' and they were indisputably violent. Nonetheless, read in context, the statements predicted that other people would hurt Senator McConnell, not that Weiss would."...

 2020-07-28 20:39 

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Harassing E-Mail to Sen. McConnell Can't Be Punished as "Speech Integral to Criminal Conduct"...

"The First Amendment limits Congress; Congress does not limit the First Amendment."...

 2020-07-28 16:35 

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Democrats Wimp Out on Federal Marijuana Legalization. Thanks, Joe Biden!...

The party rejects a position shared by two-thirds of the country (but not its presidential nominee)....

 2020-07-28 16:11 

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Laws Protecting Private Employees' Speech and Political Activity Against Employer Retaliation: Limited to Signing Petitions or Contributing to Campaigns...

Arizona, D.C., Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Washington; Louisiana, Massachusetts, Oregon; possibly Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming, Guam....

 2020-07-28 15:25 

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CBP Official Allegedly Said Agents Should 'Beat That Tonk Like a Piata Until Candy Comes Out'...

The 2012 internal affairs report complaint was filed by a use-of-force instructor who warned the advice could lead to lawsuits....

 2020-07-28 15:10 

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Immigration Hawk Kris Kobach's Senate Campaign Is Heavily Supported by Peter Thiel...

Via a SuperPAC, Thiel is promoting conservative nationalism via the former Kansas secretary of state and current U.S. Senate contender....

 2020-07-28 14:15 

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Upcoming Cato Institute Virtual Book Forum on my New Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"...

The event will be held on August 13, and is free and open to the public....

 2020-07-28 13:45 

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The Next Coronavirus Stimulus Plan: More Spending, Smaller Unemployment Benefits, and Tax Breaks for Going Out To Eat...

Senate Republicans announced Monday that the federal government will pay an additional $200 per week in unemployment benefits. The $600 per week benefits boost will expire on July 31....

 2020-07-28 13:30 

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'The President's Speech Police': Trump Pushes Forward With Regulating Bias Online...

Plus: The EARN IT Act is "a wolf in sheep's clothing," Joe Biden's "Agenda for Women," and more......

 2020-07-28 13:12 

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What Cancel Culture Has In Common With Medieval Outlawry...

Both outlawry and cancel culture grow out of the same human impulse toward ostracism, the desire to exclude offenders from "respectable"; society....

 2020-07-28 12:00 

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How Have Judges Responded To The Press?...

Chief Justice Marshall wrote pseudonymous editorials after McCulloch v. Maryland. Justice Stewart wrote a letter to the editor of the WSJ after Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Company....

 2020-07-28 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 28, 1880...

7/28/1880: San Francisco prohibits operation of laundires in wood buildings, "without having first obtained the consent of the board of supervisors." The Supreme Court found this ordinance unconstitutional in Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)....

 2020-07-28 08:00 

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Brickbat: Terrorizing 12-Year-Olds with the Utmost Professionalism...

Commander Kyle Gordon, of London's Metropolitan Police, is defending officers who arrested a 12-year-old boy for playing with a BB gun. The officers, accompanied by police dogs, raided the home of the boy's family after someone reported seeing a b...

 2020-07-28 00:33 

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Poisoned Faces...

Episode 326 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2020-07-27 23:45 

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May Judges "Participate in Marches, Demonstrations, Vigils, [and] Protests"?...

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications opines....

 2020-07-27 23:15 

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More Leaks From The Supreme Court, All Of Which Make Roberts Look Powerful...

Why are "multiple sources familiar with the inner workings of the court" talking to the press?...

 2020-07-27 22:00 

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Race Rushes Toward the Finish Line...

Safe and effective vaccines by the end of this year?...

 2020-07-27 21:05 

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Coronavirus, Protests, and Policing Expose Government Failure at Every Level...

The summer of 2020 got a lot crappier over the weekend, according to the Reason Roundtable podcast....

 2020-07-27 20:42 

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The Libertarian Party Mourns Garrett Foster, Activist Killed at a Black Lives Matter Protest...

"Garrett Foster understood that libertarianism was about speaking on behalf of those who are the most acutely affected by the abuses perpetrated by an overly aggressive and unaccountable government."...

 2020-07-27 20:36 

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Injunction in Libel Case Against the Spamhaus Project...

An interesting decision stemming from a dispute about whether the Spamhaus Project properly placed DatabaseUSA.com on a blocklist....

 2020-07-27 19:57 

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National Guardsman Contradicts Trump Administration's Account of Use of Force Against Protesters...

A National Guard officer will testify that the June 1 clearing of protesters outside the White House was "an unnecessary escalation of the use of force" and "deeply disturbing."...

 2020-07-27 18:45 

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New York Police Unions Partly Succeed in Stopping Release of Misconduct Records...

A federal judge gags the New York Civil Liberties Union, but a media outlet manages to collect and publish a database of misbehaving cops....

 2020-07-27 18:20 

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RIP Arnold Trebach, Who Helped Make Opposition to the Drug War Respectable...

The American University professor called for "drug peace" at a time when both major parties were committed to ever-escalating violence....

 2020-07-27 18:05 

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Miami Police Setting Up 'Mask Traps,' Issuing $100 Fines to People Wearing Masks Improperly...

The theoretical case for government mask mandates has to be weighed against the reality of their enforcement....

 2020-07-27 17:35 

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The Government Should Stop Mandating the Use of "Race" in Medical and Scientific Studies...

The FDA and the NIH each require as a condition of funding that scientists break down their data by a totally unscientific "race" classifications....

 2020-07-27 17:09 

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The View from Inside Portland's Federal Courthouse...

These are not "peaceful protests."...

 2020-07-27 17:01 

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Are These the Folks You Want Policing Your City?...

However necessary a federal presence may be in some places, DHS should leave the CBP at home....

 2020-07-27 16:45 

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Firing of Hungarian Newspaper Editor Stokes Press Freedom Fears...

Another blow to the country's few remaining independent news outlets...

 2020-07-27 15:43 

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What Have You Been Reading? Listening To? Watching?...

Post your recommendations here....

 2020-07-27 15:15 

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Remy: NoMargaritasville (Jimmy Buffet Parody)...

Drinking outside would be OK if the government considered you an adult....

 2020-07-27 14:15 

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The Feds Are Still the Jackbooted Thugs We Were Warned About...

Government agents brutalizing people are in the wrong, whether or not we sympathize with those on the receiving end....

 2020-07-27 13:35 

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Chief Justice Roberts and Injunctive Relief...

The Chief Justice's votes against injunctive relief for churches, voters, and those on death row are of a piece....

 2020-07-27 13:30 

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'CARES' Package Part Two Is Coming, to the Tune of at Least $1 Trillion...

Plus: Gun groups for black Americans are growing, a promising new study on opening schools, and more......

 2020-07-27 13:20 

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Brickbat: Peeping Toms...

Police in Golden Valley, Minnesota, used drones to see if anyone was bathing nude or topless on a secluded beach on Twin Lake. Nude and topless sunbathing is illegal, but bathers have been stripping off at that beach for decades. Police Sgt. Randy Mahlen ...

 2020-07-27 13:02 

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Laws Protecting Private Employees' Speech and Political Activity Against Employer Retaliation: Focused on Political Opinions, Party Affiliation, or Electoral Activities...

D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Washington, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Broward County (Florida), Urbana (Illinois), Harford, Howard, Prince George's Counties (Maryland), Lansing (Michigan)....

 2020-07-27 13:00 

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On-Campus Recruiting over Zoom...

Law schools can help their students present better interviews over videoconferences....

 2020-07-27 12:02 

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Knight Vision: Knight Foundation Host Sam Gill and I Talk About Free Speech...

https://youtu.be/GO72xyaGwDs I much enjoyed doing this, and I hope you have fun watching it!...

 2020-07-27 12:02 

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Court Upholds Ban on Intentionally Photographing Under-18-Year-Olds in Park Without Parents' Consent...

Sally Ness, a community activist, wants to record use of the park by a local Islamic school's students; she alleges the school overuses the park, in violation of the school's Conditional Use Permit....

 2020-07-27 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)....

 2020-07-27 10:00 

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Dumping Milk, Then and Now...

In 1933, a coalition of Wisconsin dairy farmers protested the collapse of milk prices by intercepting shipments headed to market and dumping milk cans. The strikers hoped that reducing the supply would drive up prices. Today, dairy farmers in Wisconsin an...

 2020-07-26 23:17 

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"A Peaceful Demonstration Intensified"...

There's peaceful, and then there's intensely peaceful....

 2020-07-26 12:08 

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Laws Protecting Private Employees' Speech and Political Activity Against Employer Retaliation: Covering a Wide Range of Speech...

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Madison, and Guam...

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