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 2021-09-17 21:30 

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Do Voter ID Laws Suppress Minority Turnout? A Soho Forum Debate...

NYU's Eliza Sweren-Becker debates Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation...

 2021-09-17 21:15 

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Biden's Drug Price Controls Would Make Americans Sicker and Shorten Their Lives...

The plan would reduce supply while increasing demand, resulting in harmful shortages....

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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More COVID-19 Hypocrisy: San Francisco Mayor London Breed Partied Maskless at a Jazz Club...

Rules are for the little people....

 2021-09-17 20:41 

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Pentagon Admits to Accidentally Killing Civilians, Not Terrorists, in Kabul Drone Strike...

Seven children were among the 10 killed....

 2021-09-17 20:06 

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

Dairy farm defamation, foreign speech, and a path of blood....

 2021-09-17 19:45 

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Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board Will Ration Booze Sales Because It Won't Admit That Prices Work...

Price controls fail for other products, and liquor is no different....

 2021-09-17 19:23 

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California Enacts Two Important New Zoning Reform Laws...

Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 10 would make it easier to build new housing in much of the state....

 2021-09-17 19:16 

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Toddler-Masking Biden Says Governors Are 'Playing Politics With the Lives of...Children'...

The president bemoans the incivility of politics while accusing Republicans of being "cavalier" about the potential for dead kids....

 2021-09-17 19:00 

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Primetime Television Struggles to Launch a New Fall Season...

There are only a dozen new shows hitting the airwaves this month....

 2021-09-17 18:35 

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Arkansas Deputy Charged With Manslaughter for Fatally Shooting Teen Who Was Fixing a Truck...

The Lonoke County sergeant was already fired for not turning on his body camera during the encounter....

 2021-09-17 18:05 

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Someone Placed a Sports Bet From Space...

To boldly bet where no man has bet before....

 2021-09-17 17:35 

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Florida Anti-Riot Law 'Violates the First Amendment,' Says Court in Scathing Rebuke of Gov. Ron DeSantis...

The law's "vagueness permits those in power to weaponize its enforcement against any group who wishes to express any message that the government disapproves of," Judge Mark Eaton Walker warns....

 2021-09-17 17:10 

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The Justice Department May Have Found a Winning Argument Against the Texas Abortion Law...

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized the authority of the United States...to seek equitable relief to vindicate various federal interests and constitutional guarantees."...

 2021-09-17 16:20 

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Do Voter ID Laws Undermine the Democratic Process or Ensure Trustworthy Elections?...

NYU's Eliza Sweren-Becker debates Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation...

 2021-09-17 16:17 

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Certain Documents Unsealed in Nunes v. Lizza...

I wrote last month that I had moved to intervene and unseal certain documents in Nunes v. Lizza; though plaintiffs didn't consent to the lawsuit, they ended up not opposing, and the court yesterday agreed to release largely unredacted versions of the ...

 2021-09-17 16:00 

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Paycheck Protection Program Exclusion of Nude Dancing Establishments Likely Constitutional...

So says the Seventh Circuit, agreeing with an earlier Second Circuit decision....

 2021-09-17 14:40 

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They Came to the U.S. Legally as Children. At 21, They Face Deportation....

A new bill could give some hope to "Documented Dreamers."...

 2021-09-17 14:10 

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White House Offers Clemency for Drug Offenders on Home Confinement, but Advocates Say Plan Will Still Send Thousands Back to Prison...

Clemency for nonviolent offenders would still send white-collar and other offenders back to prison after they've started putting their lives together again....

 2021-09-17 13:34 

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Court Says COVID-19 Can No Longer Justify Immediate Expulsion of Migrant Families...

Plus: Pro-Palestine protests allowed outside synagogue, Biden's bank surveillance plan, and more......

 2021-09-17 12:00 

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Fixing America's Poorly Functioning Public School Systems Might Require a Bulldozer...

It's time for some out-of-box thinking about school reform. What if we let the market do more work and relied on the state for less?...

 2021-09-17 11:53 

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Justice Clarence Thomas: 2021 Tocqueville Lecture, Transcribed...

"I don't do a lot of hand wringing in my opinions and tell people 'Oh, I'm really sad.' That's not the role of a judge. I mean, you do your job and you go cry alone."...

 2021-09-17 11:30 

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Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye...

Jesus wept....

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 17, 1787...

9/17/1787: The Constitution is signed. Happy Constitution Day!...

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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As We Creep Towards The Debt Ceiling, Will The Trillion Dollar Coin Return?...

A constitutional throwback to 2013....

 2021-09-17 11:00 

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This Private Eye Was Denied a License Because He Criticized Police...

Free speech and occupational licensing collide....

 2021-09-17 10:30 

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Pandemic Legacy...

The board game lets gamers indulge in a little cooperative epidemiological roleplay....

 2021-09-17 10:00 

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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)...

Unearthed relics tell the story of the long-forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured the likes of Nina Simone, B.B. King, and Stevie Wonder....

 2021-09-17 08:00 

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Brickbat: Hot Rod Lincoln...

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill that would ban the sale of new internal combustion vehicles in the state by 2035. The law also mandates all new heavy- and medium-duty trucks sold in New York be "zero emissions" by 2045....

 2021-09-17 02:07 

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The Most Cited Law Faculty, 2016-2020...

A few Volokh Conspirators are among the most cited legal scholars in their fields....

 2021-09-16 21:45 

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Biden's Plan To Crack Down on Tax Cheating: Snooping on Everyone's Bank Accounts...

The president says the IRS needs just two bits of information: all the money that goes into your bank account, and all the money that comes out....

 2021-09-16 21:30 

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SpaceX Sends First All-Civilian Crew to Big Boy Space...

The company successfully launched four amateur astronauts into orbit as part of its privately financed "Inspiration44; mission....

 2021-09-16 21:02 

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How Immigration Clampdowns Create 'Border Crises'...

Today's mediagenic crowds at the border in Del Rio, Texas, are a predictable and unnecessary result of restrictive migrant policies....

 2021-09-16 18:36 

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Nicki Minaj's Vaccine Hesitancy Tweets Show Value of Persuasion Over Federal Mandates...

Persuading vaccine objectors is a much better approach than imposing coercive top-down mandates....

 2021-09-16 17:35 

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The California Recall Shows It's Fine to Not Vote For Candidates You Don't Support...

Millions rejected choosing any alternative to Gov. Newsom. Did they "throw their vote away?" Of course not....

 2021-09-16 17:21 

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Clearview AI, the First Amendment, and Facial Recognition...

An interesting commentary by Clayton Kozinski (Lehotsky Keller LLP) on the lawsuit in which the Duke First Amendment Clinic, Jane Bambauer, and I filed an amicus brief (which unfortunately didn't persuade the judge); here's the opening: The conver...

 2021-09-16 17:04 

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Taxing the Rich Isn't Enough to Pay for Democrats' Welfare State. They'll Need To Soak the Middle Class Too....

There simply aren't enough rich people to finance all the new spending....

 2021-09-16 16:15 

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The $700 Billion Gimmick at the Center of Biden's Tax Plan...

Biden's plan will raise taxes on individuals earning as little as $30,000 annually by 2027, but that's just a trick to make the overall cost of the bill look lower than it really is....

 2021-09-16 14:25 

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The New York Times Is Wrong About the 'Myth of Big Tech Competence'...

Still, Facebook should not have allowed its VIPs to flout the rules it claimed applied to everyone....

 2021-09-16 13:41 

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A Win for Devin Nunes in Lawsuit Over Journalist Ryan Lizza's Tweet...

Plus: "The endless catastrophe of Rikers Island," studies link luxury rentals and affordable housing, and more......

 2021-09-16 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 16, 1787...

9/16/1787: The Constitutional Convention finalizes Constitution....

 2021-09-16 10:00 

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America on the Dole...

Biden's American Families Plan would put most working-age American households on the dole....

 2021-09-16 08:00 

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Brickbat: Australians for Beer...

People living in an apartment complex in New South Wales, Australia, locked down because of COVID-19, say officials are searching through their deliveries and seizing alcoholic beverages. New South Wales Health admits it is trying to limit the amount of a...

 2021-09-16 07:01 

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Thursday Open Thread...

What's on your mind?...

 2021-09-15 21:09 

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Judges Who Violate Due Process Rights For Personal Gain Just Got a Major Pass From This Federal Court...

Judge Paul Bonin profited from making defendants wear ankle monitors. The victims can't sue....

 2021-09-15 20:55 

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George Will: Why He's Against Biden, Trump, and the 1619 Project—And Bullish on the Future...

When government "gets out of the way, we're going to see again, the creativity of the American people," says the 80-year-old optimist....

 2021-09-15 20:39 

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OCD Won't Make You a Better Parent...

"Like an addictive drug, the reassurances had less effect each time."...

 2021-09-15 20:15 

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Vaccine-Related Heart Inflammation Risks for Young People Much Lower Than COVID-19 Heart Inflammation Risks...

Young males infected with COVID-19 are six times more likely to develop myocarditis than those who have been vaccinated....

 2021-09-15 19:00 

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The Problem With the Met Gala Wasn't AOC's Dress, It Was Pandemic Hypocrisy...

Everybody has to wear masks except the rich and famous, apparently....

 2021-09-15 18:40 

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If the FDA Doesn't Kill the Vaping Industry, the Democrats' Tax Hike Just Might...

House Democrats' proposed excise taxes could double or triple the price of some vaping products....

 2021-09-15 18:37 

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Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Speech Outside Synagogue Constitutionally Protected...

From today's decision (which I think is quite correct) in Gerber v. Herskovitz, an opinion by Judge Jeffrey Sutton joined by Judge David McKeague: Every Saturday morning since September 2003, [Anti-Israel] protesters have picketed the Beth Israel Syna...

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