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 2021-04-26 14:16 

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S. Ct. Will Consider Whether Second Amendment Protects Right to Carry Guns Outside the Home...

The case is N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n v. Corlett; you can read the petition and the other briefs here. The question presented is: Whether the State's denial of petitioners' applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense viola...

 2021-04-26 13:30 

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No, Biden Isn't Coming for Your Burgers...

Plus: Donor disclosure fight hits Supreme Court, school choice momentum, and more......

 2021-04-26 12:30 

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Warrantless Border Searches Draw Call for Supreme Court Action...

The feds say they can paw through your phone and laptop any time you enter or leave the country....

 2021-04-26 12:01 

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Women-Only Workout Areas in Exercise Facilities...

The Connecticut Supreme Court will be hearing a case on this next week....

 2021-04-26 11:23 

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The Legal Profession and the Case for Fundamental Reform: Introduction...

I am grateful to Eugene Volokh for inviting me to post a series of blogs based on my Brookings book with David Burk and Jia Yan, Trouble at the Bar: An Economics Perspective on the Legal Profession and the Case for Fundamental Reform (hereafter Trouble at...

 2021-04-26 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 26, 1995...

4/26/1995: U.S. v. Lopez decided....

 2021-04-26 10:00 

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The Myth of Antonio Salazar...

The integralist right's foolish crush on the man who once ruled Portugal...

 2021-04-26 08:00 

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Brickbat: Calm Down...

The Minden, Louisiana, police department says it is investigating after video showed officers punching and kicking a man they were trying to subdue. Officers had responded to a call of a man down in the street. They say the man was incoherent and appeared...

 2021-04-25 21:08 

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A Sanctuary State of the Right...

Montana's new law refusing to help enforce federal gun restrictions is similar to liberal "sanctuary cities'" refusal to assist in federal immigration enforcement. Both are protected by Constitution....

 2021-04-25 18:15 

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Clifford Winston (Brookings) Guest-Blogging on "Trouble at the Bar: An Economics Perspective on the Legal Profession and the Case for Fundamental Reform"...

I'm delighted to report that Clifford Winston, from the Brookings Institution, will be guest-blogging this week about Trouble at the Bar: An Economics Perspective on the Legal Profession and the Case for Fundamental Reform, which he cowrote with David...

 2021-04-25 12:07 

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"President Trump, Justice Thomas, and the Future of Social Media": A National Constitution Center Podcast Episode,...

with Center head Jeffrey Rosen; Katie Fallow, senior staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute; and me....

 2021-04-25 12:01 

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Algerian Islamic Scholar Gets 3 Years in Prison for "Offending Islam"...

So reports the BBC: [Said Djabelkhir] was tried after seven lawyers and a fellow academic lodged complaints against him for disrespecting Islam. Mr Djabelkhir had said the animal sacrifice during the Muslim festival of Eid was based on a pre-Islamic pagan...

 2021-04-25 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 25, 1938...

4/25/1938: United States v. Carolene Products decided....

 2021-04-25 10:00 

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'See Something, Say Something' Returns...

A new bill repurposes the war on terror's pro-snitching mantra by requiring that tech companies share user data with the federal government....

 2021-04-25 05:12 

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Prison and Jail Population, by Most Serious Offense...

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics Prisoners in 2019 data (tables 14 & 15), aggregating state and federal prisoners: Violent 50.83% Property 14.99% Drug possession 3.35% Drug other 14.63% Weapons 6.29% DUI 1.54% Other 8.36%...

 2021-04-24 22:14 

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Lawsuit Highlights the Case for Legalizing Organ Sales...

The lawsuit, by a man seeking to win the right to sell his organs, is unlikely to succeed. But the law he challenges causes thousands of needless deaths every year....

 2021-04-24 12:30 

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U.K. Study Suggests Grocers Should Be Banned From Selling Alcohol...

Intervening in the U.K. alcohol market hasn't produced the desired effect, but experts want yet another bite at the apple....

 2021-04-24 12:01 

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Race and Violent Crime...

Do "Black and white people routinely commit crimes at similar rates," if we focus on violent crime? Is "Black-on-Black crime ... a myth"?...

 2021-04-24 11:00 

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Montana Lawmakers Salvage Weed Bill in the Nick of Time...

If left unamended, the bill could have crushed much of the nascent industry....

 2021-04-24 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 24, 1963...

4/24/1963: Sherbert v. Verner argued....

 2021-04-24 10:00 

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Americans Overpay for Biden's 'Buy American' Plan...

These rules drive up costs and distort markets while letting politicians claim credit for defending domestic industries from foreign competition....

 2021-04-24 04:40 

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Another Spin of the Stare Decisis Broken Record...

And Justice Sotomayor invites sentencers to "continue applying" Montgomery and Miller "faithfully,"; even if the majority did not....

 2021-04-23 21:57 

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Conservative Justices Do Not Need To Apologize For Making Socially-Conservative Rulings...

I'm looking at you Justice Kavanaugh....

 2021-04-23 21:15 

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Survey: We Keep Raising the Age That Children Are Allowed To Play Outside...

No freedom for kids until they're 11....

 2021-04-23 20:55 

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Is Socialism Better Than Capitalism? A Soho Forum Debate...

Jacobin 's Ben Burgis says yes, Soho Forum's Gene Epstein says no....

 2021-04-23 20:40 

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It Looks Like Lots of People Used Their Federal Stimulus Payments To Buy Weed...

As stimulus checks started landing in Americans' bank accounts, demand for medical marijuana went through the roof....

 2021-04-23 20:20 

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

Political patronage, palpable anger, and a misbehaving confidential informant....

 2021-04-23 20:09 

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The Cops Trashed Her House. She Says She Was Targeted for Retaliation....

A Virginia lawyer successfully defended her stepson in court. Three days later, police raided her house using a flimsy search warrant....

 2021-04-23 19:46 

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Race and Mass Shootings...

I often urge my students to always read, quote, and cite original sources, rather than relying even on seemingly trustworthy intermediate sources (such as law review articles or court opinions). Not everyone has the luxury of time needed to do that, I rea...

 2021-04-23 18:30 

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The Surge in Drug-Related Fatalities During the Pandemic Highlights the Root Causes of Addiction...

The crackdown on pain medication made drug use more dangerous and did nothing to address the factors driving "deaths of despair."...

 2021-04-23 18:00 

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Socialism or Capitalism? A Soho Forum Debate...

Jacobin 's Ben Burgis and Soho Forum's Gene Epstein debate which system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity...

 2021-04-23 17:07 

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Dr. Luke Isn't a Public Figure for Purposes of His Libel Lawsuit Against Ke$ha...

So the New York intermediate appellate court held yesterday, by a 3-2 vote....

 2021-04-23 16:45 

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Caitlyn Jenner Is Pitching Herself as the Anti-Lockdown Savior California Needs...

The former Olympian, reality TV star, and conservative Republican will challenge incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom in an impending recall election....

 2021-04-23 16:23 

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Why did Montgomery v. Louisiana even reference "a finding of fact regarding a child's incorrigibility"?...

I think a Kagan time bomb from 2012 fizzled after Justice Kennedy retired....

 2021-04-23 16:15 

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HBO Documents the Tragic Tale of Lucy, the Chimp Raised Like a Human...

An experiment to see if nurture could overcome nature did not end well....

 2021-04-23 15:28 

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Did Politics Ruin the Oscars?...

The Academy Awards are this weekend. Almost no one has even heard of the movies up for Best Picture....

 2021-04-23 14:37 

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The Plutocrats, the People, and the Globalization of World Soccer...

It's good to be reminded that, sometimes, greed and venality do not carry the day in the global marketplace...

 2021-04-23 13:38 

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Senate Passes Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill That Doesn't Prohibit Discrimination in College Admissions...

Plus: Biden proposes a massive tax hike, scientists may have invented a successful malaria vaccine, and more......

 2021-04-23 13:01 

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The Range of Options for California v. Texas...

But if history is any guide, Obamacare cases usually throw us for a loop....

 2021-04-23 13:00 

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What Really Happened to the Class of '68?...

Friday A/V Club: The Yippies, the yuppies, and the ghosts of the '60s and '80s...

 2021-04-23 12:30 

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Siccing Cops on Pregnant Drug Users Isn't Helping...

Drug use during pregnancy should be treated like a medical issue, not a criminal justice issue....

 2021-04-23 12:00 

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California Has Seen a Staggering Amount of Unemployment Fraud During the Pandemic...

But where is the outrage?...

 2021-04-23 11:30 

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The 4 Things Many States Get Wrong When They Legalize Marijuana...

Politicians and bureaucrats in legal states still struggle with the temptation to over-tax and over-regulate their legal marijuana markets....

 2021-04-23 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 23, 1985...

4/23/1985: Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc. argued....

 2021-04-23 11:00 

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School Choice Picks Up Steam After Pandemic Closures...

Unresponsive government institutions fuel state-level measures to help parents and children pick learning models that suit them....

 2021-04-23 10:30 

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Review: Together Together and Sisters With Transistors...

Modern love and future sounds....

 2021-04-23 10:30 

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Is it a Federal Crime for a University to Submit Fake Numbers to U.S. News to Change Its Ranking?...

A perspective from a former prosecutor....

 2021-04-23 10:00 

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How To Talk to Your Young Kids About Weed...

Hint: The exact same way you should talk to them about booze, swearing, and scary movies....

 2021-04-23 09:30 

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Taxing Sin...

Sin taxes allow politicians to condemn certain activities while simultaneously profiting from them. As Michael Thom shows in Taxing Sin, that's just one of the puzzles these levies pose. A popular justification for taxing alcohol, tobacco, and soda is...

 2021-04-23 08:00 

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Brickbat: It Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over...

Scottish police gave Maureen Hogg, 82, a 60 ($83 U.S.) fine for breaking a COVID-19 curfew by attending a friend's 70th birthday party. Hogg's granddaughter says Hogg has been vaccinated for the disease as were all of the other attendees at the pa...

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