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 2020-09-27 19:30 

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Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims...

The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record....

 2020-09-27 14:00 

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Cancelling John Marshall: Two Law Schools Named After the Great Chief Justice Consider Dropping His Name...

Told you so....

 2020-09-27 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 27, 1787...

9/27/1787: First Anti-Federalist letter by "Cato" is published....

 2020-09-27 10:00 

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Restrict Asset Forfeiture...

It's time to do something about police seizures of property from innocent people....

 2020-09-26 22:43 

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What did Professor Amy Coney Barrett say about NFIB v. Sebelius?...

"In NFIB v. Sebelius, the inspiration for Barnett's book, Chief Justice Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute."...

 2020-09-26 21:05 

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It's Official: Trump Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court...

If confirmed, she would cement a strong 6-3 conservative majority....

 2020-09-26 19:51 

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DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall...

The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle....

 2020-09-26 19:42 

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The Originalist Context of Amy Coney Barrett...

I did an extended interview with Dylan Matthews at Vox on current originalist theories and how Judge Amy Coney Barrett fits into that theoretical landscape. From his intro: To better understand her academic writings, I reached out to Keith Whittington, a ...

 2020-09-26 17:44 

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Discrimination Defendants "Argue That Plaintiff ... Cannot Be Considered Jewish Because His Mother Is Not Jewish"...

From Gulitz v. DiBartolo, a 2010 decision by Judge Cathy Seibel (S.D.N.Y.), but one that was just posted on Westlaw (such delays often happen for district court decisions that aren't published in the paper volumes): Plaintiff alleges that various disc...

 2020-09-26 12:00 

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Brooklyn Eatery Sues New York State and Gov. Cuomo Over Looming 'Food Curfew'...

Limiting the hours during which food can be served is arbitrary, unscientific, and could cause overcrowding, the plaintiffs argue....

 2020-09-26 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 26, 2019...

9/26/2019: Chief Justice Warren Burger resigns....

 2020-09-26 10:00 

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Stop Overpolicing...

Excessive traffic and pedestrian stops, especially in black communities, are dangerous and counterproductive....

 2020-09-26 03:43 

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My Contribution to the Politico Symposium: "A New Roberts Court Begins for the Last Time"...

If reports are accurate, Justice Amy Coney Barrett may be the final 9th Justice...

 2020-09-25 22:33 

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A 2018 Cover of the National Law Journal Has Aged Well...

It predicted Judges Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett, and Willett on the Supreme Court...

 2020-09-25 22:26 

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On the eve of Yom Kippur, New York City Considers "Extraordinary Lockdown" of Orthodox Jewish Communities...

Get the TRO Applications Ready....

 2020-09-25 21:30 

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Salt Lake City Police Shot a Teen During a Mental Health Wellness Check...

"I don't feel good. Tell my mom I love her," the 13-year-old said immediately after being shot....

 2020-09-25 21:27 

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Failed Efforts to Get RBG and Breyer during the Obama Administration...

RBG ignored Obama's winks and nods. Justice Breyer was not interested in becoming ambassador to France....

 2020-09-25 20:11 

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USC Marshall Business School Dean E-Mail on the Greg Patton / "Neige" Controversy...

"The university's Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EEO-TIX) ... concluded that ... Professor Patton's actions did not violate the university's policy."...

 2020-09-25 19:49 

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Federal Prosecutors Argue COVID-19 Is Just 'One More Way to Perish in Prison'...

Atilano Dominguez was serving a life sentence for marijuana offenses, and federal prosecutors tried to ensure he died behind bars....

 2020-09-25 19:30 

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

Chokeholds, no-knock raids, and mass torts....

 2020-09-25 18:43 

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Antebellum Is Empty Social Commentary Disguised as a Horror Movie...

It's a one-note, one-twist concept in search of a story....

 2020-09-25 18:26 

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Deregulate Pharmacists Now To Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake...

It's time to unleash America's 88,000 pharmacies and 314,000 pharmacists to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-09-25 17:52 

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Sixth Circuit Rejects Claim Covid-19 Requires Easing of Ballot Initiative Rules...

Two constitutional rights plus one outside catalyst make do not equal one constitutional wrong....

 2020-09-25 17:17 

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Louisiana School Threatens 9-Year-Old Boy with Expulsion for Having BB Gun During Virtual Class...

"They're applying on-campus rules to these children, even though they're learning virtually in their own homes."...

 2020-09-25 17:00 

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Fargo Goes Full Gangster in Season Four...

Chris Rock heads cast of mobsters in 1950s Kansas City....

 2020-09-25 15:45 

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Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'...

Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country....

 2020-09-25 14:45 

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Are You Ready for a Second Round of Pandemic Lockdowns?...

Politicians are poised to tighten the screws, even though voluntary action offers more promise....

 2020-09-25 14:25 

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Trump's Vaccine Cheerleading Is Undermining Public Trust in the Vaccines...

Polls show a country increasingly leery of a politicized COVID-19 vaccine approval process....

 2020-09-25 14:10 

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How California's Environmental Mandates Led to Blackouts...

Critics say the state's dependence on solar and wind have made the power grid unreliable and overly expensive....

 2020-09-25 13:30 

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Florida Drops Prostitution Case Against Robert Kraft, Still Pursues Charges Against the Women He Paid...

Plus: DHS wants to ban some immigrants from getting four-year degrees, Louisiana cop who claimed attack admits he shot himself, and more......

 2020-09-25 12:00 

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'Environmental Justice' Starts by Providing More Water for Everyone...

If Californians are serious about "environmental justice," they need to find ways to pump more water into the state's remarkable infrastructure systems....

 2020-09-25 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: September 25, 1981...

9/25/1981: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor takes the oath....

 2020-09-25 10:30 

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Throw a Billion Dollars From the Helicopter...

A tale of ballpark upgrades and wasteful government spending...

 2020-09-25 10:00 

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Marijuana Federalism...

How do we resolve the cannabis conflict between state legalization and federal government prohibition?...

 2020-09-25 08:00 

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Brickbat: How Mature...

A sharia court in Nigeria has sentenced Omar Farouq, 13, to 10 years in prison for blasphemy. He was accused of using foul language about Allah in conversation with a friend. The same court recently sentenced singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death for blasph...

 2020-09-25 02:03 

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Court-Appointed Lawyer Ordered for Junior High Schooler's First Amendment Lawsuit...

"The Croziers allege that the teacher 'lied to intentionally defame and label A.C. as a 'racist who said the N-word.'"...

 2020-09-24 23:27 

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President Trump's Executive Order on An America-First Healthcare Plan...

There are some references to the ACA litigation...

 2020-09-24 22:38 

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen Releases "Liberty-Minded" SCOTUS Short List...

Judge Willett, Eugene Volokh, Randy Barnett, and others make the cut....

 2020-09-24 20:14 

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On Election Year Supreme Court Vacancies (Redux)...

What I wrote in 2016 still applies today....

 2020-09-24 20:05 

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Unlock the Damned Playgrounds, Already...

Playing outside is one of the safest group activities kids can do, yet Gavin Newsom and other pols are extending the pandemic misery indefinitely....

 2020-09-24 19:35 

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Department of Labor Proposes New Rule Protecting the Right To Be a Gig Worker...

In a reaction to California's Assembly Bill 5, the Department of Labor's new proposed rule will make it harder for gig workers to be defined as employees...

 2020-09-24 18:55 

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The Legal Response to Breonna Taylor's Death Shows How Drug Prohibition Transforms Murder Into Self-Defense...

The hail of bullets that killed her can be justified only in a country that uses violence to enforce politicians' pharmacological prejudices....

 2020-09-24 18:50 

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The Dead Can Vote (at least on the Massachusetts Supreme Court)...

Chief Justice Ralph Gants may be dead, but that is not stopping him from authoring opinions....

 2020-09-24 18:40 

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Newsom Attempts To Mandate Full Transition to Electric Cars by 2035...

Maybe California will figure out how to keep the lights on by then....

 2020-09-24 16:40 

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John Yoo: The Man Who Would Make the President King...

The Trump presidency has been a stress test for maximalist theories of presidential power....

 2020-09-24 16:00 

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Why Democrats Should Stop Worrying and Learn To Love the Filibuster...

Progressives are promising to get rid of this long-standing check on the power of raw majorities in the Senate just when it would help them the most....

 2020-09-24 15:29 

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"Judges Propose Making Disclosure of Their Personal Details a Crime"...

This would include group membership, information about where a spouse works, and more....

 2020-09-24 15:19 

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Asked About a Peaceful Transfer of Power, Trump Says 'We're Going to Have To See What Happens'...

Trump's garbled response probably wasn't a sign he's planning to subvert the election. But it was a failure of presidential competence....

 2020-09-24 14:05 

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Amy Coney Barrett and the Problem of Conservative Judicial Deference...

Reviewing the record of the SCOTUS shortlister....

 2020-09-24 13:36 

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No Murder Charges in Breonna Taylor Case; Protests Erupt Across U.S....

Plus: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested, "the futile quest for hard numbers on child sex trafficking," and more......

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