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 2021-04-30 17:38 

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12 Years to Disaster? How Climate Activists Distort the Evidence...

The data behind apocalypse 2030 is based on placing blame, not predicting the future....

 2021-04-30 16:53 

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George Mason University President Planning on Illegal Race Discrimination in Faculty Hiring...

That's the legal opinion from Hans Bader (Liberty Unyielding), which strikes me as basically sound. The president of George Mason University wants to give minorities a big advantage in hiring until the faculty is as heavily minority as the school'...

 2021-04-30 16:34 

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N.Y. Police Officer Sues Protester Over Anti-Asian Insults, Alleged Spitting...

The case is Cheung v. Harper, and the video of the interaction is apparently this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQczrf4CT0&t=82s The audio isn't great, but it sounds like a lot of personal insults ("motherfucker," "suck my dick," e...

 2021-04-30 16:00 

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A Child's Loss Fuels Mysterious, Riveting The Drowning...

A mother goes to extreme lengths to try to prove her son's still alive....

 2021-04-30 14:17 

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A Keynesian Warmonger Gets What He Deserves in the Otherwise Awful Without Remorse...

A terrible, Tom Clancy-inspired action movie that ends in a lame speech touting war as economic stimulus....

 2021-04-30 13:34 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Plummet Since Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause...

Plus: Groups pressure Biden to fight "disinformation," Bill de Blasio promises July 1 reopening for NYC, and more......

 2021-04-30 12:00 

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Some States Are Finally Getting Serious About Addressing Police Misconduct...

Reforms like the ones recently passed in Maryland and New Mexico offer a better long-term fix than the conviction of one police officer....

 2021-04-30 11:23 

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The Legal Profession and the Case for Fundamental Reform: Conclusions and Recommendations...

The preceding series of posts based on Trouble at the Bar have discussed policy-related issues, access to justice, ideology on the Supreme Court, and the efficacy of government microeconomic policy, which are central to the legal profession. I have not no...

 2021-04-30 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 30, 1789...

4/30/1789: President Washington's inauguration. He would appoint eleven members to the Supreme Court: Chief Justices Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth, and Justices Wilson, Blair, Cushing, Rutledge, Iredell, Johnson, Paterson, and Chase....

 2021-04-30 11:00 

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Fight Crime by Ending Civil Asset Forfeiture...

Even government officials can occasionally admit the need for limits to their thievery....

 2021-04-30 10:00 

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The Third Temptation...

To Austin Rogers, the trio of temptations presented to Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew has key political implications....

 2021-04-30 08:00 

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Brickbat: I Don't Think Jon and Ponch Did It This Way...

Two Hialeah, Florida, motorcycle cops are facing several counts of official misconduct. Prosecutors say Ernesto Arias Martinez and Armando Perez issued multiple citations to drivers they never even pulled over. One woman says she received a letter from th...

 2021-04-30 04:17 

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Making More Sense of the Limited Cert Grant in NYS Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett...

Perhaps the Court can consolidate the New York Case with Young v. Hawaii...

 2021-04-29 23:06 

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Washington Post Book Critic Suggests that Accommodating a Wide Range of Ideas Means Only Publishing Books that Meet Woke Approval...

Washington Post book critic Ron Charles writes, "I suspect some major publishers still don't understand what having a diverse workforce entails. It was never just about making your office look like a Benetton ad. The real goal behind a diverse wor...

 2021-04-29 22:55 

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"Court-Packing Isn't Just a Bad Idea—It's Downright Unconstitutional"...

An interesting column by Dan Schmutter in the New York Post today, arguing that, while Congress's setting the initial size of the Court was "necessary and proper" and thus allowed under the Necessary and Proper Clause, changing the size to cha...

 2021-04-29 21:50 

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The Men Accused of Killing Ahmaud Arbery Should Not Face Federal Hate Crime Charges...

Charge them for their crimes, not their thoughts....

 2021-04-29 21:18 

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The cybersecurity benefits of desk drawers...

Episode 359 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2021-04-29 20:32 

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How the NFL and the Players Union Screw Draft Picks Out of Millions...

During the draft, they can't even endorse snacks that the league hasn't approved....

 2021-04-29 19:13 

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University of Toledo Backtracks on "Inclusive Excellence Award" to Conservative Professor Lee Strang...

As at most law schools, the faculty at University of Toledo leans strongly to the left. Nevertheless, in an admirable display of ideological ecumenicism, the law school faculty overwhelmingly nominated their conservative colleague, Lee Strang for the univ...

 2021-04-29 19:00 

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No, Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Will Not Turn the Florida Keys Into Jurassic Park...

The goal is to drastically reduce the population of disease-carrying bloodsuckers....

 2021-04-29 18:47 

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In Defense of Professor Lee Strang...

For the past few years, the University of Toledo has given an "Inclusive Excellence Award." The purpose of the award is "to recognize the faculty, staff and departments on our campus who have put in the work implementing the University's S...

 2021-04-29 18:38 

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Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Convictions for Asset Forfeiture...

If the governor signs the bill into law, Arizona will become the fourth state to effectively abolish civil asset forfeiture....

 2021-04-29 18:07 

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The Supreme Court's Libertarian Wing Squares The Corner...

Justices Gorsuch, Thomas, and Barrett won't "endow the Executive Branch with maximum bureaucratic flexibility."...

 2021-04-29 18:01 

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In Oklahoma and Texas, Parents Who Let Their Kids Play Outside Will No Longer Fear Neglect Charges...

The Reasonable Childhood Independence bills restore basic freedoms to kids and their families....

 2021-04-29 17:38 

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Court Notes Possible Lack of Diversity of Citizenship in Marc Rotenberg v. Politico LLC...

I blogged a few weeks ago about a COVID-related libel lawsuit by former Electronic Privacy Information Center head Marc Rotenberg against Politico, LLC, and in particular noted the possible jurisdictional problem: As I've suggested in my earlier posts...

 2021-04-29 17:00 

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Biden's 'American Families Plan' Sends the IRS To Snoop on Bank Transactions, Venmo Accounts...

The White House says cracking down on tax cheats will generate $700 billion over 10 years to help offset a $1.8 trillion expansion of welfare programs....

 2021-04-29 16:45 

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The FDA Wants To Lower Nicotine in All Cigarettes, Which Will Make Smokers Smoke More...

This is the same agency that cost thousands of lives with its botched vaccine rollout....

 2021-04-29 16:30 

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Biden Is Using the Pandemic as an Excuse for Permanent Expansions of Government Power...

For Biden, the pandemic has become a catchall justification for a slew of big-government programs that he and the Democratic Party already wanted to pursue....

 2021-04-29 15:45 

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If Biden Truly Wanted To Create Jobs, He Wouldn't Support the PRO Act...

Destroying the ability of freelancers to make a living is union protectionism, not economic opportunity....

 2021-04-29 15:30 

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Remy: Dogecoin Rap...

If you want a friend in Washington, buy a doge....

 2021-04-29 15:27 

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Connecticut Repeals Religious Exemption from Immunization Rules...

Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) reports: Yesterday Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed HB 6423 (full text) which eliminates the previously available religious exemption from the state's immunization requirements for school children. However...

 2021-04-29 15:22 

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"Tenured Professor Abruptly Fired After Raising Allegations of anti-Semitic Speech by Linfield University's President"...

"[Daniel] Pollack-Pelzner ... is [also] one of many Linfield faculty members and students who have pushed back against the allegedly poor handling of sexual abuse and [harassment] claims by the administration."...

 2021-04-29 15:15 

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This School Punished a Cheerleader for an Off-Campus Snapchat. Does That Violate the First Amendment?...

The Supreme Court weighs the power of school officials to punish students for off-campus speech....

 2021-04-29 15:02 

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Immigrant Seeking to Challenge Removal Prevails with Unusual Supreme Court Line-up...

The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision in Niz-Chavez v. Garland is not what you might have expected, but it may be a sign of things to come....

 2021-04-29 13:52 

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Joe Biden Wants To Close the 'Boyfriend Loophole.' Here's What That Means....

Plus: Ghost guns, the unintended consequences of criminalizing sex work, and more......

 2021-04-29 13:00 

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Leaving the COVID Bubble and Re-Entering Civil Society...

How do we emerge from a self-imposed state of exile?...

 2021-04-29 11:23 

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The Legal Profession and the Efficacy of Microeconomic Policy...

Trouble at the Bar points out that the legal profession has more influence on public policy than any other profession. It also suggests that its influence on microeconomic policy may be harmful based on circumstantial evidence in my 2021 Brookings book, G...

 2021-04-29 11:04 

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Thursday Open Thread...

Please feel free to write comments on this post on whatever topic you like! (As usual, please avoid personal insults of each other, vulgarities aimed at each other or at third parties, or other things that are likely to poison the discussion.)...

 2021-04-29 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 29, 1745...

4/29/1745: Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth was born....

 2021-04-29 10:00 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Clings to His Pedestal...

"Incompetent government kills people," he said in January....

 2021-04-29 08:00 

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Brickbat: Which Came First, the Chicken or the Nosy Neighbor?...

In Bulverde, Texas, Brian Johnson decided his daughters Indiana, 10, and Phoenix, 8, should learn about business and start saving money. During the February snow storm that shut down much of the state, the girls gave the extra eggs laid by chickens they r...

 2021-04-29 03:50 

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Joe Biden Just Outlined the Most Expensive Agenda in Modern History. Progressives Want More....

"We need a Green New Deal for Public Housing," says Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "We need a Green New Deal for Cities...and we need a Green New Deal for Public Schools."...

 2021-04-29 03:32 

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California Already Tried Biden's Ghost Gun Ban. It Didn't Work....

Two years after California banned them, the ATF was complaining that 41 percent of guns they came across in L.A. were the very guns already banned...

 2021-04-29 03:32 

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Nondelegation Doctrine Lessons from State Experience...

Two recent papers examine the state experience with nondelegation....

 2021-04-29 03:25 

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If Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Needs To Get Serious About Qualified Immunity...

The doctrine shields state actors from accountability....

 2021-04-29 03:13 

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A Cross-Ideological Case for Ending Exclusionary Zoning...

A recent Century Fund report highlights reasons why breaking down barriers to building new housing should appeal to left, right, and libertarians alike....

 2021-04-29 01:55 

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Democrats Learn to Love the Congressional Review Act...

Senate Democrats vote to repeal a Trump Administration regulation easing restrictions on methane emissions....

 2021-04-28 21:41 

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Tinker, Mahanoy, Students, Hecklers, and Lawyers...

The heckler's veto, in school and out....

 2021-04-28 21:10 

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Gunmaking CAD Files Free To Spread Around the Internet, 9th Circuit Rules...

States had been trying to stop the Feds from loosening their hold on certain software, but the Appeals Court says they don't have that power...

 2021-04-28 20:15 

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Congressional GOP Doctors Urge Americans To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19...

Physician Rand Paul is curiously absent....

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