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 2020-08-05 20:00 

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The Cops Took This Guy's Car Because He Unwittingly Rented It to an Alleged Drug Dealer...

Like other innocent owners, Manni Munir finds that fighting a civil forfeiture can cost more than the property is worth....

 2020-08-05 19:57 

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Seventh Circuit Recognizes that McGirt v. Oklahoma Departed From Longstanding Precedent...

Justice Gorsuch's majority opinion may have promoted textualism, but it did not recognize a departure from Stare Decisis....

 2020-08-05 19:45 

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Cliff Maloney Says Young Americans for Liberty Event Was Canceled for Political Reasons...

Dallas officials pulled the plug on the event just three days before it was to begin, costing the libertarian student group $200,000....

 2020-08-05 19:30 

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Another Rogue Cop Just Got Qualified Immunity. The Judge Who Gave It to Him Isn't Happy About It....

"The Constitution says everyone is entitled to equal protection of the law—even at the hands of law enforcement," wrote Judge Carlton W. Reeves....

 2020-08-05 19:16 

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Back-to-School Shopping in a Pandemic...

Post-its, pencils, and panic...

 2020-08-05 17:55 

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De Blasio Orders Creation of Coronavirus Checkpoints To Interrogate Visitors to New York City...

The city's contract-tracing efforts don't appear to be going well, so prepare for more top-down mandates with confusing justifications....

 2020-08-05 17:42 

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Med School Professor Removed from Fellowship Director Post, Apparently for Publishing Anti-Affirmative-Action Journal Article...

This happened at University of Pittsburgh, a public university....

 2020-08-05 17:35 

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The Looming Illegitimate Election of 2020...

Will Americans make peace with unpalatable election results?...

 2020-08-05 17:28 

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Judge Throws Out Devin Nunes' Libel Lawsuit Against Ryan Lizza...

The suit was based on an Esquire article about an Iowa farm run by members of Congressman Nunes' family....

 2020-08-05 16:56 

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Ex-Wife Prosecuted for Violating Order That She "Shall Not Post Anything" About Ex-Husband...

But the judge threw out the prosecution, on the ground that the order violated the First Amendment....

 2020-08-05 16:15 

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Joe Biden: 'Why the Hell Would I Take a Test?...Are You a Junkie?'...

The Democratic Party presidential candidate attacks Donald Trump's mental faculties while revealing his own issues....

 2020-08-05 14:07 

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How the Government Created RCA...

A century before its threats against TikTok, Washington pried a different media company out of foreign hands....

 2020-08-05 13:30 

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Trump Urges Floridians To Vote By Mail While Suing Over Remote Voting in Nevada...

Plus: Tuesday primary results, TikTok may move to London, polls show growing distrust in media, and more......

 2020-08-05 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 5, 1974...

8/5/1974: Shortly after the Supreme Court decided United States v. Nixon, President Nixon released the "smoking gun" tape recorded in the Oval office....

 2020-08-05 08:00 

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Brickbat: Keep It Quiet...

The Phoenix, Arizona, police department initially said they were responding to an emergency domestic call when they fatally shot a man in the doorway of his apartment. In fact, they were responding to a noise complaint. When Ryan Whitaker answered the kno...

 2020-08-05 04:30 

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Give Thanks to Fossil Fuels...

Was the power on in your house this morning?...

 2020-08-05 04:01 

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Trump's Naked Megalomania Continues a Bipartisan Trend...

Will his blunt self-aggrandizement reinvigorate concerns about presidents who exceed their powers?...

 2020-08-05 01:35 

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Filing Motion to Unseal in Cincinnati Police Officer's Libel Case...

WKRC in Cincinnati (James Pilcher) reported several days ago: A veteran Cincinnati police officer sued several citizens in early July, accusing them of defamation in a closely watched case that could be the beginning of a trend of police officers going af...

 2020-08-04 20:56 

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First-Year International Students Will Not Be Permitted To Enter the U.S. if Their University Went Remote...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed similar guidance for students already in the country. It will still apply to new students....

 2020-08-04 20:51 

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"Fear of Authoritarian Regimes Is Pushing the Film Industry to Self-Censor"...

A very interesting article in Foreign Affairs by my UCLA School of Law colleague Kal Raustiala; here's an excerpt: hat sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is and has always been its soft power. The Soviets may have equaled the Amer...

 2020-08-04 20:14 

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The FDA Has Been Way Too Slow on At-Home COVID-19 Testing...

With antigen testing, the U.S. could have been well on its way toward crushing the pandemic by now....

 2020-08-04 18:40 

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Trump's Warnings About Voting by Mail Mix Reasonable Concerns With Fanciful Conspiracy Theories...

New York City's primary election fiasco reveals gross incompetence rather than fraud....

 2020-08-04 17:45 

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Crushing State Budgets. A Federal Bailout Is Still a Bad Idea....

There is no state that will weather the COVID-19 pandemic without making difficult decisions. But the revenue hit will be less severe in places that were being thrifty and vigilant....

 2020-08-04 17:30 

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Manned SpaceX Capsule Returns From Orbit Without a Hitch...

Two American astronauts splashed down to Earth after over 60 days aboard the International Space Station...

 2020-08-04 17:15 

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Kindergarten Cop Is Canceled, Likened to Birth of a Nation...

Portland's Northwest Film Center pulls film from summer drive-in schedule after critics say it promotes "school-to-prison pipeline."...

 2020-08-04 16:55 

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Leaked Footage Shows Aggressive Cops Terrifying George Floyd in His Last Minutes Before Death...

The fatal encounter demonstrates why police reformers want more departments to train officers in de-escalation....

 2020-08-04 16:20 

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Why Americans Fear the COVID-19 Vaccine...

Government failure eroded public trust. Fact-based persuasion and brutal honesty about scientific uncertainty are the only way to win it back....

 2020-08-04 14:35 

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Auburn University Is Considering Unhiring a Professor for Tweeting a Swear Word...

The right also has an affinity for cancel culture....

 2020-08-04 13:30 

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'Literally Hitler' Election Mailer Is Protected by the First Amendment...

Plus: Trump talkes COVID-19 numbers, more demands for TikTok, how the media might blow the 2020 election, and more.....

 2020-08-04 13:01 

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Partial Pseudonymity of an Appellate Decision...

Good idea? Bad?...

 2020-08-04 12:30 

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What's the Best Way To Protect Free Speech? Ken White and Greg Lukianoff Debate Cancel Culture...

Is freedom of speech best upheld by law or by culture?...

 2020-08-04 12:02 

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Lex Loci Delicti, not Praetor Peregrinus...

Or, Virginia is for lovers, not libel tourists....

 2020-08-04 12:01 

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Can't Seal Court Files Just to Keep Them from One's Current Employer...

or from one's house worship or from the nursing board....

 2020-08-04 12:00 

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Democrats Sharpen Tech Antitrust Messaging at Historic House Hearing...

This isn't a debate about consumer needs. It's all about political control....

 2020-08-04 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 4, 1961...

8/4/1961: President Barack Obama's birthday. He would appoint two Justices to the Supreme Court: Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan....

 2020-08-04 08:00 

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Brickbat: Whose Side Are You On?...

Douglas County, Nevada, Public Library Director Amy Dodson insists that a proposed library diversity statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement was not an anti-police statement. "It simply was meant to state our inclusivity at the library...

 2020-08-04 01:52 

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Extramural Speech at Auburn...

Auburn University is currently struggling to stick to its principles on free expression. Hopefully they will get it right in the end, but it shouldn't be this hard. Jesse Goldberg was hired as an adjunct to teach English classes starting this Fall at ...

 2020-08-04 00:11 

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Gun Stores Have Standing to Raise Their Customers' Second Amendment Rights...

in challenge to Maryland's handgun license requirement....

 2020-08-03 22:58 

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Sixth Circuit Rejects Covid-Based Challenge to Ballot-Access Laws...

The court rejects the claims that Ohio's ballot-access laws have become unconstitutionally coercive due to the pandemic....

 2020-08-03 21:35 

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Ted Cruz Isn't the Only Politician Talking Nonsense About Tech Companies and Election Integrity...

Unpacking TikTok freakouts, mail-in voting controversies, and money printers going brrr, on the Reason Roundtable podcast....

 2020-08-03 21:14 

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Court Seals Name of Expert on Venezuelan Law...

From Judge Katherine Polk Failla (S.D.N.Y.) last week in Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. v. MUFG Union Bank, N.A., a commercial dispute in which the judge may have to apply Venezuelan law, and would therefore consider a report of an expert on Venezuelan law: ...

 2020-08-03 20:51 

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Supreme Court Leaks Are Unfortunate, But This Wasn't A Big Deal...

A response to my co-blogger Josh Blackman....

 2020-08-03 20:20 

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Australia Imposes Curfews, Closes Internal Borders To Slow COVID-19 Pandemic....

Will the U.S. be next?...

 2020-08-03 17:50 

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Grand Jury Indictments Paint a Picture of Deadly Deceit in Houston Narcotics Division...

The charges, which grew out of a lethal 2019 raid based on a fraudulent search warrant affidavit, suggest that cops routinely built their cases on lies....

 2020-08-03 17:25 

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Boston Bomber May Dodge Death Penalty as Justice Department Preps for More Executions...

Court panel rules judge didn't properly evaluate juror bias against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev....

 2020-08-03 16:30 

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Face Masks Confuse Facial Recognition Technology...

That's a good thing....

 2020-08-03 16:08 

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A Very Blessing Through All One's Days...

Thoughts for the new academic year...

 2020-08-03 15:01 

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New in Newsweek: "A Supreme Court divided cannot stand. John Roberts must step up or step off."...

Here are five steps Chief Justice Roberts can take to bring the Court back in order. If by next July, Roberts cannot step up to this challenge—either through his own ineptitude or his own malfeasance—then he should step down from the Court....

 2020-08-03 14:17 

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What Should Have Happened at the Big Tech Antitrust Hearing...

Siri, what color is the kettle?...

 2020-08-03 13:30 

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Microsoft May Save TikTok From Trump's Clutches, After President Proposes Ban on Chinese Video App...

Plus: U.S. small business relief checks went to Chinese companies, teen charged in massive Twitter hack, and more......

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