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 2021-04-20 21:45 

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Ayanna Pressley Wants To Cancel the Rent. She's Also Made at Least $15,000 As a Landlord....

The Massachusetts Congresswoman is a two-time supporter of the Rent and Mortgage Cancelation Act....

 2021-04-20 21:20 

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd...

Jury convicts on all charges....

 2021-04-20 20:32 

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A Few Thoughts in Anticipation of the Derek Chauvin Verdict...

Whatever happens, much will remain to be done to curb police abuse. But there is still no justification for rioting....

 2021-04-20 19:39 

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The Confusion Surrounding Brian Sicknick's Death Was a Failure of Government Transparency...

Blame the media for running anonymous sources, but don't let government off the hook for its secrecy and misinformation....

 2021-04-20 19:15 

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NYT: Tech Crackdowns Are Only Bad When Other Countries Do Them...

By invoking the magic of good intentions, the Times justifies the U.S. acting like Russia and China....

 2021-04-20 18:40 

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The FDA's War on Nicotine Will Encourage Americans To Smoke More Cigarettes...

America's public health officials continue to undermine public health....

 2021-04-20 17:50 

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Blue States Reopen Their Economies but Double Down on Mask Mandates...

Connecticut, California, Oregon, and Colorado have all signaled that their mask mandates will outlast their pandemic restrictions on businesses....

 2021-04-20 17:20 

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"Retroactive" Liability after Barr v. AAPC...

Judge Stephanos Bibas "does not see how" he can follow the plurality opinion...

 2021-04-20 17:00 

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Social Media Platforms as Common Carriers?...

An interesting conversation I had with UMass law professor (and associate dean) Shaun Spencer, organized by the UMass Law Federalist Society....

 2021-04-20 16:57 

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Cops Seize Bikes and Arrest 1 Teen Over Traffic Violations and Bike Licenses...

It's yet another example of the effects of having to enforce dumb laws....

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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Arizona Governor Bans Municipal 'Vaccination Passport' Mandates...

Executive order leaves it to individual businesses, not the government....

 2021-04-20 14:40 

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Why Are CBD Cocktails Still Prohibited in California?...

For insomniacs and pain patients, CBD cocktails can be a better alternative to traditional ones....

 2021-04-20 13:34 

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Derek Chauvin Trial Judge Thinks Maxine Waters Gave the Defense an Option for Appeal...

Plus: All American adults are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and Keith Olbermann briefly returns to the spotlight....

 2021-04-20 13:10 

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In Peru, Another Near Miss for Latin American Liberty...

Costly mistakes have allowed socialism to rise again in the 21st century....

 2021-04-20 13:01 

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The "Essential" Free Exercise Clause, Forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy...

My article from October 2020 on the COVID-19 cases balooned, and was trifurcated into three separate articles....

 2021-04-20 12:00 

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The Deeper Problems with Justice Barrett's Book Deal...

Yesterday, I criticized Justice Barrett's reported book deal with Sentinel, a conservative imprint. According to Politico, she will write about "how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule." I struggle to un...

 2021-04-20 11:31 

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"The Reconstruction Amendments: Essential Documents," Vol. 1: The Antebellum Constitution and The Thirteenth Amendment....

The first of two volumes on constitutional reconstruction presents the antebellum struggle to determine whether the Constitution was a pro-slavery or anti-slavery document, the passage of two Thirteenth Amendments, and the end of American chattel slavery....

 2021-04-20 11:30 

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Montana Becomes Latest State To Protect Free Speech With the FORUM Act...

Now 14 states have legislation explicitly protecting free speech on campus....

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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Weed Salvaged the Lost Year...

2020 was nobody's idea of a good year, but the ability to smoke pot in my own backyard, mostly free from fear of arrest, majorly redeemed it....

 2021-04-20 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 20, 2010...

4/20/2010: United States v. Stevens decided....

 2021-04-20 10:30 

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Arbitrary THC Limits Could Wipe Out Much of the Cannabis Industry...

If states generally don't limit the potency of distilled spirits, why is such a safeguard necessary for a much less hazardous product?...

 2021-04-20 10:00 

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Coming Out of the Chemical Closet...

Neuropsychopharmacologist Carl Hart says most of what the public knows about drugs is both scary and wrong....

 2021-04-20 08:00 

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Brickbat: Don't Come Back...

Australia's borders have been closed since March 2020 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and Health Minister Greg Hunt says he can't guarantee the borders will reopen, even if the entire country gets vaccinated against the disease. "...

 2021-04-20 01:25 

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The Defense Argues That Derek Chauvin's Fear of George Floyd's 'Superhuman Strength' Justified His Deadly Use of Force...

"This wasn't policing," the prosecution says. "This was murder."...

 2021-04-20 00:03 

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Congress's 2021 cybersecurity agenda...

Episode 358 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2021-04-19 23:45 

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The House Just Voted To Let Marijuana Businesses Use Banks. Again....

Maybe this year it will pass the Senate too....

 2021-04-19 22:19 

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Sixth Circuit Grants Habeas Petition for Lower's Court's Objectively Unreasonable Application of the Confrontation Clause...

A liberal result (granting a criminal defendant's habeas petition) from a quite conservative judge (John Bush)....

 2021-04-19 22:03 

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Notice & Comment Symposium on Sunstein and Vermeule's Law & Leviathan...

A series of essays weighing Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule's effort to redeem the administrative state....

 2021-04-19 21:30 

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What I learned when Linkedin suppressed my post...

The lack of transparency is what makes suppression work...

 2021-04-19 21:23 

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Classes #25: Second Amendment III and Landlord-Tenant Relationship I...

NYS Rifle and Pistol and Rogers v. Grewal...

 2021-04-19 21:01 

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Another Justice signs a book deal shortly after being confirmed...

I am skeptical about a Justice who writes a book before writing a significant majority opinion....

 2021-04-19 20:57 

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The Government Seized This Innocent Man's Car Without Due Process. SCOTUS Won't Hear the Case....

"How can an ordinary person afford to wait years after the government takes their car?"...

 2021-04-19 20:42 

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The Government Loves To Grab New Powers in the Name of Your Safety...

From protests to the coronavirus, it thinks it can protect you from anything....

 2021-04-19 20:30 

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Heller's Sad Bar Mitzvah...

The Supreme Court denies cert on three Second Amendment cases, and refuses to grant the New York carry case....

 2021-04-19 20:00 

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Biden's Infrastructure Bill Is a Foolish Way To Fight China...

The effort to redefine everything as infrastructure is a gift to central planners—because infrastructure is, almost by definition, centrally planned....

 2021-04-19 18:39 

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Republicans Open Schools, Democrats Still Keeping Them Closed...

The latest data underscore an appallingly partisan split on what should be a more science-based decision....

 2021-04-19 17:45 

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SPECIAL Poetry Monday!: "Romance de la luna, luna" by Federico Garca Lorca (Spanish)...

"La luna vino a la fragua / con su polisn de nardos. / El nio la mira, mira. / El nio la est mirando...."...

 2021-04-19 16:45 

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The Indianapolis Shooting Highlights the Shortcomings of 'Red Flag' Laws...

Although police seized the perpetrator's shotgun when he was deemed suicidal, he was never identified as a potential murderer....

 2021-04-19 14:30 

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Why Americans Are Suckers for Quick Fixes From Psychologists...

From "power poses" to the self-esteem movement to implicit bias tests, we want to believe one small tweak will solve our problems, says Jesse Singal....

 2021-04-19 13:38 

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Team Blue Should End Its Unhealthy Obsession With COVID-19 Panic Porn...

Plus: Facebook bans a New York Post story , Derek Chauvin's trial moves to closing arguments, and more......

 2021-04-19 12:30 

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Scofflaws Paved the Way for Legal Marijuana...

Defying authoritarian laws helps to preserve freedom and to undermine prohibitions....

 2021-04-19 12:01 

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Fear of Blackballing by Employers Doesn't Justify Pseudonymity in Wages-and-Hours Class Action...

From Magistrate Judge Lauren Louis (S.D. Fla.) in Harapeti v. CBS Television Stations, Inc., decided earlier this month: This case is brought by Plaintiff Silva Harapeti on behalf of herself and other similarly situated individuals against CBS Television ...

 2021-04-19 11:29 

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The Reconstruction Amendments: Essential Documents, a Follow-up to The Founders' Constitution...

This unprecedented collection presents the original historical documents relating to the framing and ratification of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments....

 2021-04-19 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 19, 1920...

4/19/1920: Missouri v. Holland decided....

 2021-04-19 11:00 

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The Return of Reefer Madness in the GOP...

Certain politicians and pundits are living in a 1930s fantasy world....

 2021-04-19 10:00 

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Can Schools Punish Kids for Off-Campus Snapchats?...

"The notion that a school can discipline a student for that kind of...non-harassing expression is contrary to our First Amendment tradition."...

 2021-04-19 08:00 

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Brickbat: Caught on Tape...

In New York City, Brooklyn prosecutors say they will ask for as many as 90 convictions in cases investigated by police officer Joseph Franco to be thrown out. Prosecutors in the city's other boroughs are expected to also ask that cases, most involving...

 2021-04-19 01:31 

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Kurt Lash Guest-Blogging on The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents...

I'm delighted to report that Prof. Kurt Lash (University of Richmond School of Law) will be guest-blogging this coming week about his new book, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents: Ratified in the years immediately following the Ame...

 2021-04-18 21:56 

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Court Order Protecting People Displaying Press Passes and Covering Protests in Minnesota...

From Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright's decision Friday in Goyette v. City of Minneapolis: The individual Plaintiffs are journalists, photographers, and other members of the press who bring this lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated i...

 2021-04-18 18:29 

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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Faculty Legal Defense Fund...

This was announced last month, but I'm afraid I somehow missed that at the time. Here's the story from Ron Collins' First Amendment News: Ronald London, a highly skilled and savvy First Amendment lawyer with years of experience, has left Davis...

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