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 2020-08-07 19:56 

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First Amendment Protections in K-12 Schools Not "Restricted to Only Core Political Speech"...

So holds the First Circuit in yesterday's decision in Norris v. Cape Elizabeth School Dist., and I think that's exactly the right reading of the Supreme Court precedents (and consistent with other circuits' decisions). The particular speech in...

 2020-08-07 19:45 

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COVID-19 and the Tragedy of the Open Access Health Commons...

Why libertarians (and everybody else) should socially distance, wear masks and get vaccinated....

 2020-08-07 19:38 

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Prosecution for Re-Tweeting Request to Identify Police Officer...

According to The Verge (Adi Robertson), Kevin Alfaro was trying to identify a masked police officer at a protest: [A] now-deleted [Tweet by Kevin Alfaro] included a photo of a masked on-duty [Nutley, N.J.] police officer with a request that "If anyone...

 2020-08-07 19:36 

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Justice Kagan Orders Parties To Submit A Brief "Not To Exceed 100 Words"...

Students can never again complain about word limits....

 2020-08-07 19:30 

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

Government snipers, objector blackmail, and PACER fees....

 2020-08-07 18:55 

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He Wanted To Make Some Money for School Clothes by Selling Mexican Street Corn. The Government Says He Owes $1,415 in Permit Fees....

"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano....

 2020-08-07 18:40 

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Jo Jorgensen on Black Lives Matter: 'I Think We Should Support the Protesters'...

But she warns against "opportunistic people hijacking the movement."...

 2020-08-07 18:25 

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Trump's TikTok, WeChat Ban Won't End Up Blocking Fortnite and League of Legends...

An ambiguous presidential order affecting a Chinese company connected to several popular video games sows confusion....

 2020-08-07 18:00 

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Was the L.A. District Attorney's Husband Acting in Self-Defense When He Threatened to Shoot Protesters on His Porch?...

David Lacey faces three misdemeanor assault charges that hinge on whether he reasonably believed he and his wife were in danger....

 2020-08-07 17:45 

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RIP Pete Hamill: Chronicler of New York's Marketplace of Ideas...

Hamill's city was exactly what the likes of Robert Moses were trying to control when they imposed a top-down technocratic regime on New York in the middle third of the 20th century....

 2020-08-07 17:30 

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Once-Marginalized, Homeschooling Hits the Mainstream...

DIY approaches to education—including homeschooling, learning pods, and microschools—are gaining popularity as public schools fold under pressure....

 2020-08-07 17:19 

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Cancelling John Marshall?...

Will the Great Chief Justice be given the Roger Taney Treatment?...

 2020-08-07 16:40 

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The Eleventh Circuit Grants Rehearing En Banc on the Victims' Challenge to Epstein's Non-Prosecution Agreement...

The full Court will consider whether Jeffrey Epstein's victims can argue for invalidating the immunity provisions in the Epstein deal....

 2020-08-07 16:30 

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Brit Import We Hunt Together Offers Sex, Murder, and Fun...

Cops vs. criminals with psychosexual undertones...

 2020-08-07 15:54 

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Eighth Circuit Panel Finds that CJ Roberts's Opinion in June Medical is Controlling...

And panel agrees with Justice Kavanaugh that "five Members of the Court reject[ed] the Whole Woman's Health cost-benefit standard."...

 2020-08-07 15:53 

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Auburn and Extramural Speech: An Update...

I recently noted that Auburn University was not responding well to a controversy that had erupted over the social media activities of one of its newly hired instructors. Although the instructor's tweets were clearly protected as private political spee...

 2020-08-07 15:11 

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En Banc D.C. Circuit Concludes House Has Standing to Enforce Subpoena in Court (Updated)...

At the same time, the court punts on whether the House has standing to challenge allegedly unlawful expenditure by Executive Branch....

 2020-08-07 14:45 

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Trump's New Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Are Indefensible...

One month after signing a signature trade deal with Canada (and Mexico), Trump just launched an unnecessary and counterproductive new trade war against America's northern neighbor....

 2020-08-07 13:30 

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Trump Is Trying To Take Away Americans' Access to Popular Apps by Executive Order...

Plus: the latest unemployment numbers, Biden apologizes for comment on diversity, Ohio governor gets flip-flopping COVID-19 results, and more......

 2020-08-07 12:00 

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'Cancel Culture' Is a Dangerous, Totalitarian Trend...

It's a game of gotcha, played by people who want to destroy their political opponents—and drive them into the outer darkness....

 2020-08-07 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 7, 2010...

8/7/2010: Justice Elena Kagan takes oath....

 2020-08-07 10:00 

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Blocked and Reported...

Hosts Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal dissect the latest in internet outrage, employing humor, nuance, and a healthy appreciation for absurdity....

 2020-08-07 08:00 

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Brickbat: Say What?...

The Law Society of Scotland, which represents the nation's attorneys, and some members of Parliament have warned the Scottish government that a proposed hate crimes bill is much too vague. The law would make it illegal for people to spread "threat...

 2020-08-07 05:54 

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"The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge" and 28 U.S.C. 1332(a)...

Professor Bruce Hay sued an LLC in diversity jurisdiction, but failed to note the citizenship of each member of the LLC....

 2020-08-06 23:49 

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"The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge" Story Gets Even Stranger...

The legally strange dimension: A claim that the magazine article author sexually harassed the subject of her article, apparently by "seek[ing] inappropriate personal and romantic intimacy with Plaintiff."...

 2020-08-06 23:10 

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Is New York's Attack on the NRA Meant To Punish the Gun Rights Cause for Executive Malfeasance?...

Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb insists "the strength of the NRA is not only in its leadership but in its members," who can do their work outside the NRA's aegis....

 2020-08-06 22:06 

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Sargon of Akkad Wins Attorney Fees in We Thought She Would Win/SJW Levels of Awareness Copyright Lawsuit...

"[T]he Court has little difficulty concluding that Hughes's dual goals in bringing her baseless suit were to inflict financial harm on Benjamin and to raise her own profile in the process."...

 2020-08-06 22:01 

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HLLI Challenges Constitutionality of Pennsylvania Rule 8.4(g)...

The Hamilton-Lincoln Law Institute files suit in EDPA on behalf of a FIRE attorney who speaks at CLE events on "hot-button legal issues."...

 2020-08-06 21:50 

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Los Angeles Will Shut Off People's Utilities For Hosting Parties, Not For Failing To Pay Their Utility Bills...

Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to shut off utility service to violators of bans on private gatherings poses grave civil liberties and due process concerns....

 2020-08-06 19:09 

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Supreme Court's Growing Popularity Reduces the Risk of Court-Packing and Other Threats to Judicial Review...

Its approval rating - 58 percent - is at its highest level since 2009, far outstripping the other two branches of government. That doesn't prove the justices are doing a good job, but will make it harder to pursue court-packing or other attacks on the...

 2020-08-06 18:57 

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"Second Amendment Rights of the Successfully Treated/Former 'Mentally Ill'"...

An interesting article by New York lawyer David Z. Carl, from the June 2020 issue of the Nassau Lawyer (the journal of the Nassau [N.Y.] County Bar Association): There are many situations where someone could be determined to have a "mental condition&#...

 2020-08-06 18:54 

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New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA in Lawsuit Alleging Massive Fraud...

The lawsuit accuses the group's leaders of fraudulently diverted millions of dollars to prop up their luxury lifestyles....

 2020-08-06 18:38 

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Calvary Chapel to Hold Prayer Service (for Trump) at Las Vegas Casino....

Evangelicals find a way to pray en masse in Nevada....

 2020-08-06 17:50 

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Nashville Promised a Crackdown on Mask-Defying Partiers. Then They Arrested a Homeless Man with a Drug and Drinking Problem....

This is what it looks like when you get the police involved in public health issues....

 2020-08-06 17:32 

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"Made in Hollywood, Censored by Beijing"...

A new report from the writer's group PEN America....

 2020-08-06 17:30 

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Newly Identified COVID-19 Cases Are Falling in Sunbelt States Where They Spiked This Summer...

The trend means we should see declining daily deaths in the coming weeks....

 2020-08-06 17:06 

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University Investigating Music Theory Journal for Issue It Published...

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports: UNT's Journal of Schenkerian Studies is under investigation following calls from around the country for it to be shuttered and for one of its advisers, UNT music theory professor Timothy Jacks...

 2020-08-06 16:10 

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81 Percent of Black Americans Want the Same Level, or More, of Police Presence: Gallup...

Growing calls to defund or abolish cops in the wake of police-brutality protests are at odds with what African Americans actually want....

 2020-08-06 15:50 

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Should This Juror Have Been Excused for Cause in a Child Rape Prosecution?...

Tristan James Morales was convicted of raping his 8-year-old niece; he argued that one of the jurors was improperly biased, and should have been excused for cause (as the defense lawyer had argued). Here's the Montana Supreme Court's summary of th...

 2020-08-06 14:45 

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State and Local Governments Need Some Tough Love From Uncle Sam...

No more bailouts....

 2020-08-06 14:30 

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America Is Going To Vote by Mail. We're Not Ready....

President Trump threatens to delay the election over at-home voting, but a bigger problem looms: States haven't prepared for a huge influx of mail-in ballots....

 2020-08-06 14:08 

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Thursday Open Thread...

Please feel free to write comments on this post on whatever topic you like! (As usual, please avoid personal insults of each other, vulgarities aimed at each other or at third parties, or other things that are likely to poison the discussion.)...

 2020-08-06 14:00 

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Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was 'Violent, Harmful'...

In Life of a Klansman , Edward Ball reckons with a white supremacist ancestor. Try explaining that to the students....

 2020-08-06 13:47 

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'Cancel Culture' at U.S. Colleges Not Getting Worse, Say Liberal Professors. Conservative Colleagues Disagree....

Plus: Georgia makes it a hate crime to damage police property, SCOTUS denies relief to prisoners, Trump escalates war on Chinese apps, study casts doubt on "diversity training," coronavirus in schools, and more......

 2020-08-06 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 6, 1792...

8/6/1792: Justice Thomas Johnson takes judicial oath....

 2020-08-06 10:27 

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Did Judge Reeves Reach the Correct Result in Jamison v. McClendon?...

A blistering criticism, but I'm not sure this was the right case for it....

 2020-08-06 08:00 

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Brickbat: Come at Me, Bro...

The city of San Diego has been paying about $18,000 a day for the past three years to lease the former Sempra Energy headquarters. But asbestos issues have prevented the city from occupying the building. It has been empty for all but one month since Janua...

 2020-08-06 04:32 

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More Policing, Same Amount of Policing, or Less Policing?...

A new poll reports on attitudes on this subject, broken down by race....

 2020-08-05 21:05 

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The Trump Administration's $765 Million Kodak Deal Is More Proof That 'Economic Nationalism' Is a Scam...

The Trump administration's "economic nationalist" agenda is little more than a cronyist attempt at propping up domestic companies with taxpayer cash....

 2020-08-05 20:15 

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Iowa Governor Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands With Felony Records...

Iowa was the last state in the U.S. with a lifetime voting ban for anyone with a felony record....

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