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 2021-04-22 21:20 

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Florida Supreme Court Nixes Pot Legalization Initiative, Worrying That Voters Might Think It Repeals Federal Prohibition...

By the court's logic, the ballot summaries for many successful legalization initiatives were "affirmatively misleading."...

 2021-04-22 21:12 

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Lessons of an Effort to Compensate Victims of an Unjust Use of Eminent Domain a Century after it Happened...

Los Angele County, California, plans to return land unjustly seized from a black family in 1924....

 2021-04-22 19:41 

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Are Sunstein and Vermeule Offering a Defensive Crouch Administrativism?...

My contribution to the online symposium on Sunstein & Vermeule's Law & Leviathan...

 2021-04-22 19:32 

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How Press Freedom—and Section 230—Led to Derek Chauvin's Conviction...

Imagine a world in which media outlets were unable or afraid to post video of police and other authorities acting reprehensibly....

 2021-04-22 19:05 

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New York's Failed Political Class Puzzles Over Why Voters Seem To Prefer Outsider Andrew Yang...

When government doesn't deliver, voters look for unpolished candidates from outside government. Go figure....

 2021-04-22 18:25 

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Americans Can't Agree About How Often Mass Shootings Occur, Let Alone the Right Policy Response...

A new RAND analysis shows how difficult it is to answer basic questions about this rare variety of homicide....

 2021-04-22 18:05 

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A D.C. Blues Bar Ran a Mini-Vaccine Drive for Employees and Performers. Now Its Owner Wants the Right To Reopen....

Madam's Organ owner Bill Duggan says opening venues for the vaccinated would be a "win-win-win.4; Artists could perform, businesses could make money, and people would have one more reason to get their shot....

 2021-04-22 17:50 

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COVID-19 Industrial Policy Fails Again...

A Connecticut company got a $138 million government contract in order to break America's supposed "dependence" on foreign-made syringes. It has yet to produce even a single one....

 2021-04-22 17:35 

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REAL ID Deadlines Threaten America's Post-COVID Travel Plans. Could We Please Kill This Law?...

More than half of Americans don't have these new licenses. Airports are supposed to start checking them by October....

 2021-04-22 16:55 

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Biden's Plan to Stop Ghost Guns Is Doomed To Fail...

"There's this growing gap between what's on paper and what is enforceable in law," says Kareem Shaya, the co-founder of Open Source Defense....

 2021-04-22 16:24 

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Tim Scott Is Proposing a Major Reform to Qualified Immunity...

The GOP has resisted reining in the doctrine. That might change....

 2021-04-22 14:42 

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Duty to Retreat and Duty to Comply with Demands...

If you support the duty to retreat (before using deadly force), what do you think of the duty to "comply[] with a demand ... [to] abstain from performing an act"?...

 2021-04-22 14:28 

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Supreme Court Addresses Life Sentences for Juveniles and Exhaustion for Social Security Claimants' Appointment Clause Challenges...

SCOTUS released three decisions this morning, as we await big decisions concerning religious liberty, the Affordable Care Act, and some meaty administrative law questions....

 2021-04-22 13:30 

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Experts Agree That Outdoor Post-Vaccination Masking Is Useless...

Plus: U.S. approves sanctions on Myanmar's state-run businesses, Howard University dissolves its classics department, and more......

 2021-04-22 12:30 

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Will Peru Become the Next Venezuela?...

A Chavez-style socialist is the leading contender to become the nation's next president....

 2021-04-22 12:01 

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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.)...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

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The Government Is Making Us Fat and Susceptible to Viruses...

The vast majority of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are overweight. Why won't the government stop subsidizing junk food?...

 2021-04-22 11:34 

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Researching and Teaching the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments...

A new word-searchable collection of original historical documents creates new opportunities for research and for creating a course on the Reconstruction Amendments....

 2021-04-22 11:30 

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A Decade Ago, Recreational Cannabis Was Only Available on the Black Market. During the Pandemic, It Became an 'Essential Industry.'...

Social distancing made the production, distribution, and sale of cannabis more challenging. People stuck home alone also boosted demand for an industry dedicated to getting you high....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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A Phony Warrant, a Deadly Drug Raid, and a Barrel of Bad Apples in Houston...

Did the city's "policies, customs or practices," invite Fourth Amendment violations?...

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 22, 1992...

4/22/1992: Planned Parenthood v. Casey argued....

 2021-04-22 10:30 

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Marijuana and Pregnancy: What Does the Science Say?...

The best available evidence suggests fears about fetal risk, while not totally unwarranted, are often overblown....

 2021-04-22 10:00 

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Self-Destructing Mosquitoes...

Oxitec has genetically engineered mosquitoes that pass a self-destruct code to all of their female offspring....

 2021-04-22 08:00 

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Brickbat: Knotted, Polka-Dotted, Twisted, Beaded, Braided...

Hope Cozart says her 11-year-old son Maddox was given an in-school suspension and confined to an isolated cubicle for more than a week at Raymond Mays Middle School in Troy, Texas, because he wore his hair braided atop his head. Cozart says school officia...

 2021-04-22 06:27 

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COVID-19 Hygiene Theater Is Out of Control...

It's unscientific, wastes precious resources, and keeps Americans unjustifiably scared of the virus....

 2021-04-22 00:56 

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Alcohol Awareness Month...

I just got a mass mailing today informing me that this is Alcohol Awareness Month; and in the spirit of alcohol awareness, I thought I'd recommend Fidencio Clasico Mezcal: I've come to like Mezcal a good deal recently, and this is very tasty; flav...

 2021-04-21 21:35 

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Class #26: Landlord-Tenant Relationship II...

Village Commons, LLC v. Marion County Prosecutor's Office...

 2021-04-21 20:20 

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Why the Conservative War on Woke Capital Is Doomed To Fail...

It will be coopted by regulation-loving progressives who oppose capitalism, not wokeness....

 2021-04-21 20:00 

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Foxconn Finally Admits It Won't Create 13,000 Jobs in Wisconsin...

It now plans to employ just 1,454 people after bulldozing dozens of homes to make room for a factory Donald Trump once touted as the "eighth wonder of the world."...

 2021-04-21 19:46 

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The Chauvin Verdict Is a Reminder That We Still Need To Abolish Qualified Immunity...

Most victims of police misconduct never get to take their cases to court....

 2021-04-21 19:30 

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Jane Coaston: Meet the Libertarian New York Times Podcaster...

"At some point, a regulation or a law with the absolute best of intentions will be wielded by people who may not have the absolute best of intentions."...

 2021-04-21 19:00 

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Biden Will Promise To Cut U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions 50 Percent by 2030...

The plan would require a substantial retirement of machines that run on fossil fuels....

 2021-04-21 18:40 

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Can Cops Pull You Over for Hanging an Air Freshener From Your Rearview Mirror? You'd Better Check....

Bans on dangling objects are just one example of the myriad petty rules that give police the power to stop nearly any driver at will....

 2021-04-21 17:30 

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Manhattan Will Drop Charges for Prostitution and Unlicensed Massage but Continue Prosecuting Prostitution Patrons...

The Nordic Model comes to Manhattan....

 2021-04-21 17:15 

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Lawmakers Look To Stop the Feds From Secretly Buying Your Private Data...

A 2018 Supreme Court decision was supposed to protect your location data from federal snooping. That's not what happened....

 2021-04-21 15:36 

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When Super Deference Is Not So Super...

"Super Deference and Heightened Scrutiny" forthcoming in the Florida Law Review...

 2021-04-21 14:46 

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: Framing and Ratifying the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments: "The Reconstruction Amendments: Essential Documents," Vol. 2...

The extraordinary drama of framing and adopting the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment involved an extraordinarily diverse group of Americans; black and white, men and women, city and country, north and south, powerful and poor. Volume Two documents their...

 2021-04-21 14:18 

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Climate Change Activists Need To Get Serious About Nuclear Power...

It would significantly reduce carbon emissions, but onerous regulation stands in the way....

 2021-04-21 13:31 

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Biden Applauds Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict, Condemns Violent 'Agitators and Extremists'...

Plus: An anti-tech crusader could be joining the FTC, threats to free speech at Columbia University, and more......

 2021-04-21 13:30 

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A testimonial for Kurt Lash's "The Reconstruction Amendments"...

I was able to find a source in five minute that would have been impossible to search for in the past....

 2021-04-21 11:00 

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Myanmar Protests Show an AR-15 Will Protect a Lot More Freedom than a Slingshot...

If small arms can't defeat a modern military, why are the people of Myanmar so determined to fight for freedom?...

 2021-04-21 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 21, 1800...

4/21/1800: Justice Alfred Moore takes judicial oath....

 2021-04-21 10:30 

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How an Anti-Pot Governor Blocked Voter-Approved Legalization in South Dakota...

Kristi Noem is determined to defy the will of her constituents. The South Dakota Supreme Court will decide whether she can....

 2021-04-21 10:00 

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How Regulatory Uncertainty Helped Give Rise to a New Street Drug...

Untested delta-8-THC products are gaining in popularity...

 2021-04-21 08:00 

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Brickbat: Easiest Arrest Ever...

One Loveland, Colorado, police officer has been put on paid leave and another moved to desk duty after a 73-year-old woman sued the department for an arrest in which her attorney says she suffered a broken arm, dislocated shoulder and sprained wrist. The ...

 2021-04-21 05:47 

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Closing Thoughts on Book Deals for Justices...

Going forward, the Justices should agree to caps on book royalties and advances....

 2021-04-21 04:01 

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The COVID-19 Disaster That Did Not Happen in Texas...

Cases are rising mainly in states with stricter disease control policies....

 2021-04-20 23:55 

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Jurors Could Not Believe That a Reasonable Officer Would Have Done What Derek Chauvin Did...

The guilty verdicts on all three counts reflect the logical force of the prosecution's case as well as the emotional impact of watching the assault on George Floyd....

 2021-04-20 22:31 

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Unpublished Sixth Circuit Decision Comments on U.S. Immigration Policy...

A senior judge assails U.S. immigratio policy and prompts a sharp response....

 2021-04-20 22:07 

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3/4 of States Are Now Stand Your Ground; only 12 Are Duty to Retreat...

But what exactly do these terms mean?...

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