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 2021-04-12 12:01 

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Criminal Impersonation and Criminal Libel...

Most states no longer have criminal libel laws, which generally punish knowing lies that damage people's reputations. But some have created criminal impersonation statutes, which (among other things) punish a particular kind of libel: one accomplished...

 2021-04-12 12:00 

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The 2020 Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court Semifinal Rounds...

The top 24 teams argued Torres v. Madrid....

 2021-04-12 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 12, 1945...

4/12/1945: President Harry Truman's inauguration. He would make four appointments to the Supreme Court: Chief Justice Vinson, and Justices Burton, Clarke, and Minton....

 2021-04-12 10:00 

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From the Archives: May 2021...

Excerpts from Reason 's vaults...

 2021-04-12 08:00 

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Brickbat: Nice Work if You Can Get It...

Two days a week, for almost two months, Ken Robison Sr., visited multiple massage parlors in Horry County, South Carolina, and tried to obtain sex in exchange for money. According to the meticulous notes he kept, Robison, a private investigator, often suc...

 2021-04-12 07:01 

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First Man in Space (Yuri Gagarin), 60 Years Ago Today...

(Credit: Wikipedia.)...

 2021-04-11 23:07 

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Lessons of the Legal and Political Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage...

Drawn from William Eskridge and Christopher Riano's comprehensive new book on the subject....

 2021-04-11 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 11, 1862...

4/11/1862: Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes's birthday....

 2021-04-11 10:00 

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The Overly Examined Life of Henry David Thoreau...

Cartoonist Peter Bagge looks at Henry David Thoreau's life at Walden and beyond...

 2021-04-10 23:39 

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A Brief History of Initial En Banc in the Sixth Circuit...

Two decade apart, Judge Moore has been on both sides of the issue....

 2021-04-10 21:22 

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"[1] Cohabitating While Unmarried, [2] Unfamiliarity with [Shofars], and [3] Being Silly Are All Lawful Acts"...

Good to know that!...

 2021-04-10 19:57 

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Exclusionary Zoning is Even Worse than Previously Thought...

Fixing a calculation error in a leading academic article on the subject shows that zoning has a far bigger negative impact on the economy than was previously realized....

 2021-04-10 12:30 

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Food Freedom Is Coming To Colorado...

The state legislature and Gov. Jared Polis are unshackling local ranchers and consumers....

 2021-04-10 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 10, 1967...

4/10/1967: Loving v. Virginia argued....

 2021-04-10 05:01 

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Breaking: SCOTUS Grants Injunction in Tandon v. Newsom...

"The Ninth Circuit's failure to grant an injunction pending appeal was erroneous."...

 2021-04-10 04:53 

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A Closer Who Look At Who Made The Cut For the SCOTUS Commission, and Who Didn't...

Biden mostly limited membership to constitutional law professors who are in the SCOTUS club....

 2021-04-09 23:06 

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"Provably False" to Call Club Owner "Tragically Pathetic"?...

Quite a libel lawsuit here .......

 2021-04-09 22:00 

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Don't Suspend Vaccine Patents, We're Already on Track To Vaccinate 7 Billion People in 2021...

This is no time to undermine intellectual property rights for vaccine makers....

 2021-04-09 21:38 

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Why Can't You Buy a Starbucks on the Interstate?...

In 1960, Congress forbid service plazas on the new Interstate highways. It's time for that to change....

 2021-04-09 21:30 

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Originalism in the Lower Courts: Judge Ho's dissental in Texas v. Rettig...

"As judges, we have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution. So if we are forced to choose between upholding the Constitution and extending precedent in direct conflict with the Constitution, the choice should be clear."...

 2021-04-09 20:45 

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The Briefing is Complete in Tandon v. Newsom...

The Supreme Court can rule any time before April 15. After that date, the regulations will be substantially modified....

 2021-04-09 19:43 

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Class #22: Establishment Clause III...

Town of Greece and American Legion...

 2021-04-09 19:30 

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

Accessible websites, remote voting, and 325 pages of opinions on the Indian Child Welfare Act....

 2021-04-09 19:03 

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Joe Biden, Who Says He's 'Not a Fan of Court Packing,' Just Created a Presidential Commission to Study Court Packing...

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States will examine "the membership and size of the Court."...

 2021-04-09 18:35 

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Biden's $1.5 Trillion Budget Request Would Fund All Nails Needed for the Coffin of Fiscal Restraint...

The White House is proposing an 8.4 percent boost in discretionary spending, which comes on top of Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, and his proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan....

 2021-04-09 17:21 

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Kindergartners Abandoning Public School in Fall 2021, Too...

A shocking 12 percent enrollment drop in New York City points to possible long-term structural impacts of the pandemic....

 2021-04-09 17:00 

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The Tenth Rule of Court Packing Is Play Your Base By Appointing A Well-Balanced Commission With No Actual Mandate...

Shortly after Justice Breyer signals he may stick around, and progressive groups demand a new Justice, President Biden appoints reasonable people to the Supreme Court Commission....

 2021-04-09 16:37 

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Biden Releases Names of Members of His Supreme Court Commission...

It's a genuinely bipartisan and cross-ideological group. And one that isn't good news for advocates of court-packing....

 2021-04-09 16:35 

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A New Study Finds No Relationship Between Opioid Prescriptions and Unintentional Deaths...

The data do not support the conventional wisdom that pain pill prescriptions are driving drug-related fatalities....

 2021-04-09 16:20 

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Chef Andrew Gruel on Capitalism, Cuisine, and Calling Gov. Gavin Newsom an Asshole...

The founder of the Slapfish seafood chain battles arbitrary, non-scientific regulations and a punishing economy while reinventing the lobster roll....

 2021-04-09 15:55 

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America's History of Racial Violence Collides with Horror Tropes in Them...

If you miss Lovecraft Country, Amazon has an alternative....

 2021-04-09 13:30 

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Contrary to What Biden Says, Gun Show Sales Aren't Exempt From Background Checks...

Plus: GOP gender policing in North Carolina, marijuana legalization mistakes, and more......

 2021-04-09 12:59 

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Revisiting the Issue of whether Justice Cardozo was the First Hispanic Justice...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Puerto Rican Justice to serve on the Supreme Court, the first Latino. She is often also described as the first Hispanic Justice. Some, however, have maintained that Benjamin Cardozo, as a Sephardic Jew, was the first H...

 2021-04-09 12:00 

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Immigration Politics Are Killing the Debate Over Immigration Policy...

The latest crisis at America's southern border isn't the result of short-term policy changes but of long-term bureaucratic failures....

 2021-04-09 11:30 

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Review: Voyagers...

In space, no one can hear you snooze....

 2021-04-09 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 9, 1923...

4/9/1923: Adkins v. Children's Hospital decided....

 2021-04-09 11:00 

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Cops Are Using Facial Recognition Technology More Than Previously Revealed...

The surveillance state is available as a plug-and-play solution for any cop interested in a free trial period....

 2021-04-09 10:30 

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Soul...

Pixar's new movie shows that happiness is more complicated than just pursuing the one thing you love the most....

 2021-04-09 10:00 

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The Expanse...

People are people and politics is politics, no matter how far you get from planet Earth....

 2021-04-09 08:00 

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Brickbat: Traffic Safety Matters, Too...

The Atlantic City, New Jersey, City Council has voted to spend $36,000 to repave and repaint a section of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard covered by a Black Lives Matter mural. The huge yellow lines that spell out "Black Lives Matter" obscured th...

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