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 2020-08-03 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 3, 1994...

8/3/1994: Justice Stephen Breyer takes oath....

 2020-08-03 10:00 

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The Weed Warriors Who Mistook Tea for Marijuana...

The Hartes were the victims of a comically inept publicity stunt executed by cops who did not realize that hydroponic equipment could be used to grow tomatoes and did not know what loose-leaf tea looked like....

 2020-08-03 08:00 

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Brickbat: Public Forum...

Officials in Redwood City, California, removed a "Black Lives Matter" mural they had allowed to be painted on a city street. The move came after a supporter of President Donald Trump asked to paint "MAGA 2020" on a street. "I saw '...

 2020-08-02 21:47 

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Connecticut Passes Law Curbing Back Qualified Immunity—but with Loopholes...

The law is a step in the right direction, but has significant limitations, that should be a warning sign for future reform efforts....

 2020-08-02 21:08 

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150 Law School Deans ask ABA to require "every law school [to] provide training and education around bias, cultural competence, and anti-racism"...

Law schools should be very, very careful before imposing loyalty pledges and flawed social science testing on faculty and students....

 2020-08-02 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 2, 1923...

8/2/1923: President Calvin Coolidge's Inauguration. He would appoint Justice Harlan Fiske Stone to the Supreme Court....

 2020-08-02 10:00 

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Wait, Wasn't Peter Thiel a Libertarian?...

The tech billionaire and his contrarian circle are developing new nationalist visions for America's future....

 2020-08-01 21:33 

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Stormy Daniels' Libel Lawsuit Against President Trump...

Trump's Tweet ("A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!") was opinion, and thus not actionable....

 2020-08-01 19:35 

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Faculty and Student Pledges...

Universities can ask members of the community to stay safe during the COVID pandemic. But they cannot prescribe what shall be orthodox....

 2020-08-01 19:07 

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"No-Protest Condition Will Be Dropped for People Facing Federal Charges in Portland Demonstrations"...

So reports The Oregonian (Maxine Bernstein); this is the condition I discussed a few days ago: "defendant may not attend any other protests ... or public gatherings in ... Oregon." As I mentioned then, the condition might well be unconstitutionall...

 2020-08-01 18:00 

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The Highlights of Joan Biskupic's Four-Part Series...

The most important elements of the Supreme Court leaks....

 2020-08-01 17:30 

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The Global Environmental Apocalypse Has Been Canceled...

"Environmental humanism will eventually triumph over apocalyptic environmentalism.4;...

 2020-08-01 16:00 

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Brickbats: August/September 2020...

News of politicians, police, and bureaucrats behaving badly from around the world...

 2020-08-01 15:14 

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Supreme Court Refuses to Allow District Court to Halt Border Wall Construction...

Yet again, the Chief Justice shows his distaste for preliminary injunctions....

 2020-08-01 12:05 

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Congress Considers Dueling Meat Bills To Meet Demand and Foster Food Resiliency...

Three bills are on the table, but only one of them promises to unshackle small and independent ranchers....

 2020-08-01 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: August 1, 1942...

8/1/1942: Military commissions conclude for eight nazi saboteurs. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of these trials in Ex Parte Quirin....

 2020-08-01 10:00 

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In Michigan, the Wrong Way To Govern During a Pandemic...

As federal guidelines suggested classifying more industries as "essential" so that they could reopen, Gov. Whitmer arbitrarily did the opposite....

 2020-08-01 03:37 

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Tennessee Attorney General: Mask Mandates Don't Violate Due Process or the First Amendment...

From Tenn. AG Op. 20-14, released a week ago but just posted to Westlaw in the last couple of days; seems quite right to me: Question Is a governmental mandate that requires the general population to wear face coverings in public during a state of emergen...

 2020-07-31 20:45 

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Is the Senate Filibuster a 'Jim Crow Relic' That Should Be Abolished in the Name of Democracy?...

Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power....

 2020-07-31 20:20 

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Tom Cotton's Only Challenger Is a Black Libertarian Prison Chaplain...

Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr., is running to keep Tom Cotton out of the White House....

 2020-07-31 19:31 

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Judges May Continue to Participate in the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society...

From yesterday's memorandum from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, quoting the report of the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct: [T]he Committee ... [circulated] a new draft Advisory Opinion No. 117 ... [which] advi...

 2020-07-31 19:30 

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

Apple permits, laser beams, and Nazis in Skokie....

 2020-07-31 19:20 

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Detroit Police Department Settles Another Dog Shooting Lawsuit After Video Contradicts Cop's Account...

A 2016 Reason investigation found Detroit police have a nasty habit of shooting dogs during drug raids....

 2020-07-31 18:45 

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As Electoral Reform Lands on More Ballots, Anti-Ranked-Choice Campaign Defends Status Quo...

The Protect My Ballot campaign is out to stop ranked-choice voting....

 2020-07-31 18:42 

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Academics and Open Letters...

In his useful post on the Federalist Society, Josh Blackman notes My general policy is to not sign any statement I do not writethat applies to letters and briefs. When you put your name on something that someone else wrote, you have limited input. You can...

 2020-07-31 18:29 

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Prominent Conservative Legal Scholar Steve Calabresi Calls for Trump's Impeachment...

The reason is Trump's recent Tweet calling for postponement of the election....

 2020-07-31 18:20 

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The Return of Sports Is Great. It's Also Deeply Weird....

Playing baseball in the uncanny valley....

 2020-07-31 18:00 

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This Year, Summer Television Means Dragging in Shows from Canada, England...

Coroner and Hitmen are only new to us Yanks....

 2020-07-31 17:27 

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No Claim Against Facebook Based on President's Social Media Executive Order...

From the Report-Recommendation by Magistrate Judge Therse Wiley Dancks (N.D.N.Y.) in Gomez v. Zuckenburg [sic]: According to Plaintiff, Defendants are preventing him from logging into his old Facebook account or opening a new account. He asserts his diffi...

 2020-07-31 16:30 

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When Joe Biden Tried To Paint Clarence Thomas as a Crazy Libertarian...

The episode reflects poorly on Biden....

 2020-07-31 16:15 

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California's Top Court Rules Against Pension Spiking...

The decision will make it harder for government employees to abuse and milk the state's retirement systems....

 2020-07-31 14:00 

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Lots of Talk But Much Less Action on Police Reform...

Getting government officials to put their packs of enforcers on shorter leashes is the definition of an uphill battle....

 2020-07-31 13:30 

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The Extremely Online Are Less Informed About Political News, More Informed About Conspiracy Theories...

Plus: Congress moves forward on encryption backdoors, largest school districts aren't reopening, and more......

 2020-07-31 13:00 

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Writer-Activist Hit With Licensing Complaint for Calling Himself an Engineer...

Lcensing laws can be weaponized to chill speech....

 2020-07-31 12:00 

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Montana's Ban on Flavored Vaping Endangers Public Health...

The debate over flavored vapes really is a debate about whether adult smokers will still have access to products that could save their lives....

 2020-07-31 11:00 

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Review: The Go-Go's...

Still got the beat....

 2020-07-31 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: July 31, 2018...

7/31/2018: Justice Anthony Kennedy resigns....

 2020-07-31 10:00 

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COVID Concerts...

As bans on mass gatherings persist, musicians are increasingly turning to livestreamed shows as a substitute for traditional performances....

 2020-07-31 08:00 

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Brickbat: For the Lord Xi Is a Jealous God Among You...

The Chinese government has ordered Christians to remove religious symbols and objects from their homes and replace them with portraits of Chairman Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping. Those who refuse could be stripped of any government benefits. Some res...

 2020-07-31 06:46 

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Reminder: The Federalist Society Does Not Take Positions On Legal Questions....

That rule applies to Steve Calabresi, and Student Chapters....

 2020-07-31 00:38 

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Do Plaintiffs from Conservative Cultural/Religious Groups (e.g., Muslims) Have More Right to Proceed Pseudonymously in Sex Assault Lawsuits??...

That's what an Eleventh Circuit opinion seems to suggest, in a case where a Trinidadian Muslim plaintiff said she "come[s] from a strict Muslim household where under [their] cultural beliefs and traditions such a sexual assault would have the tend...

 2020-07-30 23:33 

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Did Justice Thomas quietly dissent in Little v. Reclaim Idaho in light of his dissent from Doe v. Reed?...

Roberts, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh concurred in the grant of the stay. Sotomayor and Ginsburg dissented. What about Justices Thomas, Breyer, and Kagan?...

 2020-07-30 22:11 

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Leaks from the Supreme Court, Part IV: The Tax Return Cases from Roberts's Perspective...

Part IV is mostly a rehash of Part III, though we learn that RBG is only telling some of members about her health....

 2020-07-30 19:47 

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Homeland Security Seized $2 Billion in Cash From Travelers at U.S. Airports...

In two-thirds of those cases, there were no accompanying arrests....

 2020-07-30 19:45 

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You Say Misgender, I Say Misjoinder...

Let's call the whole case off....

 2020-07-30 19:01 

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The D.C. Circuit Will Rehear the Flynn Case En Banc...

Look for the full appellate court to send the case back to the trial court - which is where it belongs....

 2020-07-30 18:50 

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Linda Greenhouse Thinks COVID-19 Rules That Favor Casinos Over Churches Raise No Constitutional Issues Worth Considering...

The former New York Times SCOTUS reporter does not seem to understand the arguments she is criticizing....

 2020-07-30 18:10 

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2 Pro-Democracy University Employees in Hong Kong Fired as Beijing-Imposed National Security Law Takes Effect...

"Academic staff...are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politically or socially controversial matters," one of them writes....

 2020-07-30 17:13 

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Gun Seized, Apparently for Being a Racist Group Leader...

Could such "gun violence restraining orders" likewise be used against people who talk about violence and a "pig problem" or "fascist problem" as opposed to "n , k , and h problem" (expurgation in news video)?...

 2020-07-30 16:30 

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No, Trump Can't Delay the Election...

And, no, mail-in voting is not more vulnerable to fraud then absentee voting. It's actually the exact same thing....

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