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 2021-05-03 22:12 

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Prof. John McWhorter (Columbia) on "People Getting Fired for Referring to the N-Word—Activism or Performance Art?"...

Today's item in Prof. McWhorter's substack newsletter, "It Bears Mentioning." (I just subscribed, for $60 for the year, though you can also subscribe for $5/month.)...

 2021-05-03 22:00 

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Rutgers Law Students Calling for a "Policy" on Students and Faculty Quoting Slurs from Court Cases...

As Prof. Randall Kennedy and I have noted, slurs ("nigger," "nigga," "fag," "cunt," "kike," "spic," etc.) appear in over 10,000 court cases available on Westlaw, as well as a vast number of briefs and other ...

 2021-05-03 22:00 

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Rutgers Law Students Calling for a "Policy" on Students and Faculty Quoting Slurs from Court Cases...

As Prof. Randall Kennedy and I have noted, slurs ("nigger," "nigga," "fag," "cunt," "kike," "spic," etc.) appear in over 10,000 court cases available on Westlaw, as well as a vast number of briefs and other ...

 2021-05-03 21:45 

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The robot apocalypse—and you!...

Episode 360 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2021-05-03 21:30 

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Raising the Refugee Cap Should Be Just the Start of Fixing America's Inhumane Immigration Policy...

The president reneged on that promise last month. People weren't happy....

 2021-05-03 20:30 

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The Red Flags in Biden's State of the Union Address...

Plus: Is the coronavirus vaccine the most libertarian vaccine yet?...

 2021-05-03 20:30 

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The Red Flags in Biden's State of the Union Address...

Plus: Is the coronavirus vaccine the most libertarian vaccine yet?...

 2021-05-03 20:10 

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Andrew Cuomo, Ron DeSantis Announce Major Rollbacks of Pandemic Restrictions...

Two governors defined by their differing approaches to COVID-19 are both moving in the same direction....

 2021-05-03 20:10 

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Andrew Cuomo, Ron DeSantis Announce Major Rollbacks of Pandemic Restrictions...

Two governors defined by their differing approaches to COVID-19 are both moving in the same direction....

 2021-05-03 20:00 

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Subscribe to David Lat's "Original Jurisdiction" Substack...

Relive the glory days of Above the Law excellence for only $50/year....

 2021-05-03 20:00 

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Subscribe to David Lat's "Original Jurisdiction" Substack...

Relive the glory days of Above the Law excellence for only $50/year....

 2021-05-03 19:54 

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Voters Have Defeated a Texas School District's Plan To Punish Students for Microaggressions...

The opposition to Southlake's plan was understandable....

 2021-05-03 19:40 

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Foreign Dictators in U.S. Court, Part I...

Foreign dictators have weaponized U.S. litigation to punish critics and newspapers, expanding the reach of transnational repression. It's time to put a stop to it....

 2021-05-03 19:19 

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Prof. Diego Zambrano (Stanford) Guest-Blogging About "Foreign Dictators in U.S. Court"...

I'm delighted to report that Stanford law professor Diego Zambrano (an expert on civil procedure) will be guest-blogging this week about his forthcoming University of Chicago Law Review article, Foreign Dictators in U.S. Court: It's almost impossi...

 2021-05-03 17:35 

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If COVID-19 Herd Immunity Is 'Not Attainable,' Does It Matter?...

The emphasis on a goal that may be impossible to reach reduces the incentive to get vaccinated....

 2021-05-03 17:15 

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Libertarian Jeff Hewitt Jumps Into California Governor Recall Race...

The Riverside County supervisor wants to improve access to school choice and make it easier to build more housing....

 2021-05-03 16:40 

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Justice Thomas still wants to overrule the Feres Doctrine. Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett apparently do not....

Wiping out a Justice Jackson opinion may be too much to bear....

 2021-05-03 16:17 

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SCOTUS Appoints Gail A. Curly as Marshall of the Court...

Curly will replace Marshal Pamela Talkin...

 2021-05-03 16:16 

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Poetry Monday!: "anyone lived in a pretty how town" by e.e. cummings...

only the snow can begin to explain how children are apt to forget to remember with up so floating many bells down......

 2021-05-03 16:02 

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Equity, statutes, and AMG Capital Management...

This morning in the orders list from the Supreme Court a decision from the 9th Circuit was vacated and there was a remand for the court to apply AMG Capital Management. That is the Court's decision from a week and a half ago about the equitable remedi...

 2021-05-03 16:00 

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Maryland Shall Issue v. Hogan...

This case brought a takings challenge to Maryland's prohibition on bump stocks...

 2021-05-03 14:00 

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Freedom Becomes a Long-Haul COVID Victim...

Emergency measures to deal with the crisis are likely to linger long after COVID-19 is gone....

 2021-05-03 13:30 

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D.C. Weddings Only Permitted if No One Stands or Dances...

Plus: Woke CIA ads, Zillow's antitrust woes, and more......

 2021-05-03 13:01 

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A Refreshingly Boring First 100 Days...

From a legal perspective, the last three months have been pleasantly predictable....

 2021-05-03 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: May 3, 1802...

5/3/1802: Washington D.C. incorporated as the capital of the United States. Article I, Section 8 empowers Congress to "To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of...

 2021-05-03 10:00 

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When Politics Makes It Impossible To Plan...

For more than a decade, politicians have moved toward seizing short-term wins through any mechanism available to them....

 2021-05-03 08:00 

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Brickbat: Don't Rock the Casbah...

An Algerian court has sentenced Said Djabelkhir to three years in prison for insulting Islam, the state religion. Djabelkhir, an Islamic scholar, has argued the animal sacrifice during the Muslim festival of Eid is based on a pre-Islamic pagan ritual. He ...

 2021-05-02 22:57 

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The N.Y. Times on Mentioning Epithets...

The Times published an article by the always interesting linguist and commentator John McWhorter, called "How the N-Word Became Unsayable." (McWhorter doesn't take the view that the word ought not be quoted or otherwise mentioned, see this art...

 2021-05-02 21:59 

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The 2020 Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court Elite 8 Round...

The top 8 teams argued Torres v. Madrid....

 2021-05-02 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: May 2, 1927...

5/2/1927: Buck v. Bell decided....

 2021-05-02 10:00 

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The Equity Mess...

Despite their professed goals, Democrats' pandemic policies have widened disparities between races, classes, and genders....

 2021-05-02 00:16 

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"The Right to Bear Arms" by Stephen Halbrook: Book Review...

A book that may may help decide the Supreme Court's upcoming right to carry case....

 2021-05-01 22:09 

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The Pizza Principle...

"It is more time-consuming to clean up the pizza thrown at a wall than it is to throw it."...

 2021-05-01 16:52 

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Pharma Co. Seems Ready to Withdraw Request for Preliminary Injunction to Take Down Anesthesiology Journal Articles...

The case is Pacira BioSciences v. American Society of Anesthesiologists , a trade libel lawsuit filed over journal articles and other publications questioning the efficacy of Pacira's pain-killer Exparel....

 2021-05-01 16:00 

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Brickbats: May 2021...

News of politicians, police, and bureaucrats behaving badly......

 2021-05-01 14:00 

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Victims of Communism Day—2021...

Why May Day should be a day to honor victims of an ideology that took tens of millions of lives. But we should also be open to alternative dates if they can attract broader support....

 2021-05-01 12:12 

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Ohio Agrees to Decide Whether Police Officer Can Litigate Libel Case Pseudonymously...

As I wrote last year, a Cincinnati policeman sued for libel over a post that accused him "of possibly being associated with white supremacy or of being racist after spotting a video and picture of him allegedly flashing the 'ok' sign at a City...

 2021-05-01 12:00 

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Everyone Should Be Able To Bet on the Kentucky Derby From Anywhere...

Six states don't allow any horse racing bets, but others still make it difficult....

 2021-05-01 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: May 1, 1871...

5/1/1871: Knox v. Lee decided....

 2021-05-01 10:00 

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Economic Lessons From COVID-19...

What the pandemic has re-taught us about the perils of planning, the power of incentives, and the complexities of externalities....

 2021-04-30 23:44 

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No Recusal When Judge's Ex-Clerk, Who Clerked While Case Was Pending, Now Works for a Law Firm in the Case...

From a decision on April 21 by Judge James L. Robart (W.D. Wash) in Straw v. Avvo, Inc.: Mr. Straw assert[s] claims against Defendant Avvo, Inc. ... for defamation; tortious interference with prospective contractual relations; intentional infliction of em...

 2021-04-30 22:00 

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The State Department Fought To Allow 'Ghost Gun' Files and Won. Why Is It Still Trying To Remove Them?...

Despite its victory, the State Department is insisting that a court order to allow the files to spread is not yet technically in effect....

 2021-04-30 21:55 

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A Supreme Court Eminent Domain Case Both Sides Deserve to Lose...

PennEast v. New Jersey features a clash between the power of eminent domain and state sovereign immunity....

 2021-04-30 21:21 

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From a Law Professor, About Anti-Racism Meetings...

Prof. Robert Steinbuch (Arkansas-Little Rock) let me know about this, and I thought it was much worth passing along: I am a law professor, a member of my school's Diversity and Excellence Committee, and the Chairman of the Arkansas Advisory Committee ...

 2021-04-30 21:00 

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The U.S. Won't Beat China by Being More Like China...

Biden's argument about a strategic competition with China ignores America's advantages....

 2021-04-30 20:17 

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New Article: What Happens if the Biden Administration Prosecutes and Convicts Donald Trump of Violating 18 U.S.C. 2383?...

Seth Barrett Tillman and I published in the Illinois Law Review's Symposium on President Biden's First 100 Days...

 2021-04-30 20:14 

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Tennessee Man Arrested for Posting Picture Mocking Dead Police Officer Files First Amendment Lawsuit...

Police arrested and charged Joshua Garton with harassment for posting a photoshopped picture of two men urinating on a police officer's grave....

 2021-04-30 19:55 

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Tepid Reopenings Are Producing the Most Absurd Pandemic Regulations Yet...

Washington, D.C., policy makers are pairing their very gradual reopening with a series of complicated, confusing, and unworkable regulations....

 2021-04-30 19:30 

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

3D printed guns, elite schools, and a colossal screw-up....

 2021-04-30 17:55 

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At The New York Times, Intent Does Not Matter When Someone Uses 'the N-Word,' Except When It Does...

The paper let linguist John McWhorter use the racial slur he was discussing but felt a need to explain that decision....

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