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 2021-04-18 12:30 

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Federal Banking Regulations Force Legal Weed Entrepreneurs To Behave Like Criminals...

Federal law doesn't prohibit financial institutions from offering banking service to dispensaries and growers, but the added reporting requirements and threat of federal scrutiny keeps many banks away....

 2021-04-18 11:30 

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Congress Is Closer Than Ever to Ending the Federal War on Weed...

Democrats, now in control of both chambers of Congress, say they will push ahead with marijuana reform with or without the support of the White House....

 2021-04-18 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 18, 1775...

4/18/1775: Paul Revere's ride....

 2021-04-18 10:00 

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Biden Chooses Cronyism Over Letting Puerto Rico Rebuild...

The Jones Act shields the American shipping industry from foreign competition and harms both the environment and disadvantaged communities....

 2021-04-17 21:06 

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Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez Respond to Critics and Commentators on their Book "The President and Immigration Law"...

This is the conclusion of the Yale Journal on Regulation symposium about the book....

 2021-04-17 17:27 

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Religion and Failure to Provide Medical Care for Dying Children...

An illustration of our individualistic law of religious exemptions....

 2021-04-17 12:30 

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Andrew Yang Gets Schooled on New York Street Vendors...

The NYC mayoral hopeful tweeted his foot into his mouth....

 2021-04-17 12:00 

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Donald Trump's Presidency Is Over. MAGA Rap Is Keeping His Legacy Alive....

Songs like "Gun Totin' Patriot" and "We Outside" might be ridiculous, Trump-worshiping schlock, but their embrace of controversial themes breathes some rebelliousness back into rap....

 2021-04-17 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 17, 1978...

4/17/1978: Penn Central Transportation Corporation v. New York argued....

 2021-04-17 10:00 

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A Declassified Case Against Torture...

Retired FBI agent Ali Soufan argues that the agency's thirst for torture made it harder to protect Americans....

 2021-04-17 00:38 

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Joy Reid Said Vaccinated People Who Refuse To Wear Masks Are 'Irrational.' Fauci Didn't Correct Her....

Who's being irrationally paranoid?...

 2021-04-17 00:06 

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Court Refuses to Seal Case That Plaintiff Wanted to Hide from Potential Employers...

Unsurprisingly, the court also refuses to order private caselaw repositories and search engines to hide the information....

 2021-04-16 20:30 

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Pressure Grows on Biden To Rescind Memo That Would Send Thousands Released on Home Confinement Back to Federal Prison...

More than 4,000 people released on home confinement could be sent back to federal prison after the pandemic. Senators and advocacy groups say it's cruel and unnecessary....

 2021-04-16 20:15 

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Michigan Moving To Make 'Emergency' COVID-19 Mandates Permanent...

Nothing is more permanent than an "emergency" mandate....

 2021-04-16 20:00 

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Do Mass Shootings Inspire More Mass Shootings? If So, What Can Be Done About That?...

Both advocates and skeptics of the copycat theory recommend self-restraint by the news media....

 2021-04-16 20:00 

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

Contretemps, surface-to-air missiles, and physical injuries....

 2021-04-16 19:44 

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Where Biden Has Fallen Short on Immigration...

The new administration has done much good. But it has also broken key promises....

 2021-04-16 19:25 

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Florida's 'Anti-Rioting' Bill Gives the Government New Powers That Have Nothing to Do With Riots...

Among other things, it calls for online censorship to shield identities of public officials and lets the governor control city police budgets....

 2021-04-16 18:39 

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Biden Called Trump's Refugee Cap 'Cruel and Shortsighted.' He's Keeping It in Place....

His explanation makes little sense....

 2021-04-16 18:16 

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Mom, How Come the Kids in These Old Books Are Allowed Outside Without a Parent or Cell Phone?...

Paging Encyclopedia Brown: Someone has stolen childhood....

 2021-04-16 18:00 

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"Caught up in a Storm of False Accusations, Professors Found Themselves Fighting to Clear Their Names"...

A fascinating, and frightening, story from the Chronicle of Higher Education (Sarah Brown & Megan Zahneis) (free registration required); an excerpt: An email sent to nearly a dozen people at the University of Georgia, where [Cassia] Roth is an assistant p...

 2021-04-16 17:50 

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China Censors the Oscars To Block a Hong Kong Protest Film...

Documentary short Do Not Split draws the ire of Beijing....

 2021-04-16 17:11 

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"Facebook Prevents Sharing New York Post Story on Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisse Cullors' Real Estate"...

Newsweek (Daniel Villarreal) reports: The article mentioned that Cullors had purchased "four high-end homes for $3.2 million" in the United States. It also said that she was seeking real estate in the Bahamas. It contrasted the purchases with Cull...

 2021-04-16 16:31 

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Looking for E-Mail Distribution Service That Won't Limit What We Write...

Google's FeedBurner, which we use to deliver the Volokh Daily e-mail to our 3,000 subscribers, is stopping its e-mail service. My plan was to move to Google Groups instead, and we still might if we can't get a good alternative, but I'm not wil...

 2021-04-16 16:29 

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N.Y. Government Pressuring Regulated Insurance Companies into "Diversity" Hiring...

From the N.Y. Department of Financial Services last month: To: All New York Domestic and Foreign Insurance Companies Re: Diversity and Corporate Governance As Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), I have consistently...

 2021-04-16 16:10 

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Poll Shows 69 Percent of Americans Favor Legal Weed, a New Record High...

Poll found that 78 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans, and 67 percent of independents favor legalization, as do majorities of every age demographic....

 2021-04-16 15:37 

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"Governments [May Be Constitutionally Obligated] to Provide 'Vaccine Passports'"...

An interesting short article from Prof. Kevin Cope (Virginia) and my UCLA colleague Prof. Alexander Stremitzer (also at ETH Zurich). An excerpt: In general, governments can restrict certain fundamental rights only if no less-restrictive alternatives exist...

 2021-04-16 15:15 

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Spy City Lives Up to Its Name with Complex Cold War Intrigue...

AMC+ thriller takes viewers to paranoid, dangerous '60s Berlin....

 2021-04-16 14:33 

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The Eleventh Circuit Rules Against Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Abuse Victims' Efforts to Rescind His Secret Plea Deal...

The en banc ruling calls the sordid deal a "national disgrace" but concludes the courts are powerless to enforce crime victims' rights in pre-charging situations--a disturbing ruling that I hope will be quickly overturned....

 2021-04-16 14:04 

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HHS Blames Trump Policy for 180,000 Unplanned Pregnancies...

Plus: Clarity on Adam Toledo's death, Big Tech antitrust bill approved by House Democrats, and more......

 2021-04-16 12:01 

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Pharma Co. Demands Preliminary Injunction to Take Down Anesthesiology Journal Articles...

Pacira Biosciences' redacted brief supporting the motion for the preliminary injunction is now available—but it says nothing about the First Amendment, or about how the injunction could escape the prior restraint doctrine....

 2021-04-16 12:00 

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Conservatives Embrace Their Own 'Wokeness' With Attacks on Private Businesses...

Remember when Republicans believed private businesses had a right to exercise free speech?...

 2021-04-16 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 16, 1962...

4/16/1962: Justice Byron White takes oath....

 2021-04-16 11:00 

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Restore Pre-Pandemic Freedom, For the Children...

Deprived of social interaction for a period of time that constitutes a significant percentage of their short lives, kids are falling apart....

 2021-04-16 10:00 

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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction...

For sci fi fans who enjoy getting lost in internet rabbit holes...

 2021-04-16 08:00 

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Brickbat: Run It Off...

A man in the Philippines died after police forced him to do 300 squats for breaching a COVID-19 curfew. Darren Manaog Pearedondo left his home to buy water. But he was caught by police and forced to perform exercises in punishment. Human Rights Watch says...

 2021-04-15 21:15 

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Josh Hawley's Dangerous 'Trust-Busting' Bill...

Hawley's legislation would give officials more room to unilaterally punish business behaviors they personally don't like....

 2021-04-15 20:53 

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Body Camera Footage Shows a Chicago Cop Shooting a 13-Year-Old Boy Who Had His Hands Up...

Prosecutors initially suggested that the boy had a gun in his hand, but the government walked that back today....

 2021-04-15 20:22 

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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Race/Sex/Etc. Quotas in Continuing Legal Education Programs...

From the Florida Supreme Court today, an order signed by Chief Justice Canady and Justices Polston, Lawson, Muiz, Couriel & Grosshans, The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar recently adopted a policy regulating the composition of faculty at section-s...

 2021-04-15 20:20 

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Scientists Have Created Human-Monkey Embryos, and That's Ethically OK...

The eventual goal is human organ transplantation....

 2021-04-15 19:00 

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The Real Inflation Risk Is Political...

The short-term inflation outlook isn't as grim as it looks, but the long-term situation could be awful...

 2021-04-15 18:45 

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Although a Defense Witness Says George Floyd's Death Should Not Have Been Deemed a Homicide, His Account Underlines Derek Chauvin's Culpability...

The defense rested today without calling Chauvin to the stand, and closing arguments are expected on Monday....

 2021-04-15 15:13 

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Is Stephen Breyer About To Retire? His Clerk-Hiring Spree Suggests Otherwise....

Progressive activists are pushing the 82-year-old justice to step down....

 2021-04-15 13:30 

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Congressional Democrats Want To Vote Themselves Into a Supreme Court Majority...

Plus: U.S. will finally withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Mastercard caves to religious groups on porn, and more......

 2021-04-15 11:01 

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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.)...

 2021-04-15 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 15, 1931...

4/15/1931: Stromberg v. California argued....

 2021-04-15 10:00 

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How Economists Learned to Love Minimum Wage Hikes...

Would raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour cost jobs?...

 2021-04-15 08:00 

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Brickbat: Can I Take a Look at Your Photos, Too?...

The British government is allowing pubs to reopen, with one catch. Drinkers will have to present their phones to pub staff to show they have registered on the National Health Services COVID-19 test-and-trace app. The app alerts people if they have been cl...

 2021-04-15 06:28 

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No, We Don't Need Biden's $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan...

Just because a politician says something doesn't make it so....

 2021-04-14 23:33 

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Pharma Co. Suing American Society of Anesthesiologists, Seeking Removal of Criticisms in Anesthesiology Journal + Retraction...

Pacira Biosciences, Inc. is suing over allegedly "false and misleading statements made about EXPAREL, a pain medication drug."...

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