Politics

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: Reason.com

 2022-10-04 22:02 

Reason.com

The Sackett Oral Argument and the Problem of Defining "Waters of the United States"...

The jsutices wrestled with the problem of identifying a clear, coherent, and administrable definition to constrain federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act....

 2022-10-04 21:35 

Reason.com

Dolores Kopel...

Remembering a pioneering Colorado lawyer and activist...

 2022-10-04 21:15 

Reason.com

A Jury Acquitted Them of Various Charges. They Served Prison Time for Them Anyway....

The Supreme Court may soon consider if acquitted conduct sentencing is illegal....

 2022-10-04 21:00 

Reason.com

Herschel Walker's Campaign Shows Why Third-Party Candidates Are Important...

Republicans turned off by Walker at least have a third option, but for House races in Georgia, state law makes it extremely difficult for third-party candidates to get on the ballot....

 2022-10-04 19:50 

Reason.com

D.C. Zoning Officials Prepare a 'Racial Equity Tool' To Guide Zoning Decisions...

Local YIMBY advocates express concern that the tool, as written, is overly vague and could be exploited to stop development....

 2022-10-04 19:43 

Reason.com

Law, Justice, and Russia's Attempted Annexation of Four Ukrainian Regions...

Vladimir Putin's annexation plan is indefensible on both legal and moral grounds. Some of the reasons why have broader implications for normative theories of secession and self-determination....

 2022-10-04 13:30 

Reason.com

LAPD Officer Killed During Training Exercise Was Reportedly Investigating Cops Accused of Gang Rape...

Plus: The Onion weighs in on qualified immunity case, Supreme Court rejects challenges to bump stock ban, and more......

 2022-10-04 11:00 

Reason.com

Today in Supreme Court History: October 4, 1965...

10/4/1965: Justice Abe Fortas takes the oath....

 2022-10-04 10:00 

Reason.com

Give Biden Credit for Bolstering Private Refugee Resettlement...

Uniting for Ukraine, a program providing private support to displaced Ukrainians, has proved more effective than the government's own resettlement efforts....

 2022-10-04 08:00 

Reason.com

Brickbat: Obviously Not Fans...

A military court in Myanmar has sentenced Nang Mwe San to six years in prison after find her guilty of posting nude photos and videos on OnlyFans and other sites. More than 15,600 people have been arrested since a coup by the military in February 2021....

 2022-10-04 01:17 

Reason.com

Big Tech's Chickens Coming Home to Roost...

Episode 424 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2022-10-04 00:48 

Reason.com

The Onion's Amicus Brief in Parody Case...

Thought I'd pass it along, though I expect many of you have already read it; it is pretty funny. It's written by Stephen J. van Stempvoort & D. Andrew Portinga (Miller Johnson)....

 2022-10-03 21:30 

Reason.com

Storms and Reforms...

Plus: The editors unpack a philosophical question from a listener concerning foreign policy....

 2022-10-03 21:10 

Reason.com

NYU Chemistry Professor Fired After Students Said His Class Was Too Hard...

"Students were misreading exam questions at an astonishing rate," says Maitland Jones Jr....

 2022-10-03 20:07 

Reason.com

Supreme Court Leaves Georgia's Onerous Ballot Access Law in Place...

Despite the state's law allowing no third-party House candidates to get on the ballot in 60 years, the Court declined to hear the case....

 2022-10-03 19:29 

Reason.com

"FIRE Statement on Free Speech and Online Payment Processors"...

Seems quite sound to me; here's the introduction and some examples, but read the whole thing: The issue: Online payment processors like Venmo and PayPal often deny Americans access to these vital services based on their speech or viewpoints. The conce...

 2022-10-03 18:28 

Reason.com

Strangers on the Internet: Podcast Episode 8 up...

Bad dating advice abounds online and in Hollywood scripts...

 2022-10-03 18:00 

Reason.com

Supreme Court To Hear 2 Cases About Social Media Moderation and Liability for Terrorism...

Does Section 230 shield YouTube from lawsuits about recommendations? Can Twitter be forced to pay damages over the terrorists it hasn't banned?...

 2022-10-03 17:00 

Reason.com

NYU Finally Allows Students To Choose Whether They Mask...

The decision was long overdue....

 2022-10-03 16:33 

Reason.com

The U.S. Imprisoned a Civil Rights Leader on Bogus Charges in 1917. Will Biden Pardon Her Now?...

A new petition seeks a posthumous pardon for Callie House....

 2022-10-03 13:31 

Reason.com

Wait, What About Roe?—Pseudonymity and Facial Challenges to Government Action...

I've blogged a lot recently about limits on pseudonymous litigation, and readers will have gathered that I think such litigation should generally not be allowed. But "generally" isn't "always" (much more on that here), nor do I thi...

 2022-10-03 13:30 

Reason.com

Kim Kardashian Must Pay $1.26 Million for Illegally Promoting Cryptocurrency Tokens...

Plus: SCOTUS is back in session, governments around the world are getting bigger, and more......

 2022-10-03 13:05 

Reason.com

Why Are Constitutional Law Professors Angry at the Supreme Court?...

Because it's solidly conservative, and they are overwhelming liberal and further left....

 2022-10-03 13:00 

Reason.com

The 11th Annual Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court...

Teams of two HS students will write a brief and present oral arguments on Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina...

 2022-10-03 12:30 

Reason.com

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! The October Term 2022 of FantasySCOTUS is now in session...

Predict all of the biggest cases at the Supreme Court....

 2022-10-03 12:01 

Reason.com

No Religious Exemption from Felon-in-Possession Gun Ban for Muslim Believer in Self-Defense...

From U.S. v. Harper, decided Friday by Judge Leonard Strand (N.D. Iowa): [Harper is being prosecuted for] possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful drug user in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and (3) and 924(a)(2).... Harper argues that [he is ent...

 2022-10-03 11:00 

Reason.com

New Zealand P.M. Jacinda Ardern Peddles Government Censorship to an International Audience...

The world's politicians offer a friendly reception to attacks on free speech....

 2022-10-03 11:00 

Reason.com

Today in Supreme Court History: October 3, 1990...

10/3/1990: Justice David Souter takes the oath....

 2022-10-03 10:00 

Reason.com

Throwing Money at the IRS Won't Fix Its Problems...

Can the government turn $80 billion into $204 billion? Probably not....

 2022-10-03 08:00 

Reason.com

Brickbat: Out of Gas...

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has voted to ban the sale of natural gas heaters, water heaters, and furnaces by 2030. Regulators said the move will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution....

 2022-10-03 04:30 

Reason.com

Rest In Peace Judge Silberman...

We lost a legal legend....

 2022-10-02 20:11 

Reason.com

My Collected Supreme Court Commentary for the New Term...

and some thoughts about judicial fearlessness...

 2022-10-02 11:00 

Reason.com

Today in Supreme Court History: October 2, 1967...

10/2/1967: Justice Thurgood Marshall takes the oath....

 2022-10-02 10:00 

Reason.com

A Belated Vindication for School Reopeners...

The Stolen Year acknowledges public school COVID failures but refuses to hold anyone responsible....

 2022-10-01 22:21 

Reason.com

Will Sackett v. EPA Clarify the Scope of Federal Regulatory Jurisdiction Over Wetlands?...

Ten years after their unanimous Supreme Court victory against the Environmental Protection Agency, the Sacketts return to One First Street for another round....

 2022-10-01 20:23 

Reason.com

Giving Yale Law School The Heave-Ho...

Another way to understand the boycott of YLS grads....

 2022-10-01 17:54 

Reason.com

Writing About People Who Don't Want to Be Written About...

How, if at all, should we try to be nice in an inherently not-nice occupation?...

 2022-10-01 12:30 

Reason.com

New Jersey Brewery Sues State Over Outrageous Restrictions...

The restrictions are clearly intended to crush breweries in order to protect restaurants....

 2022-10-01 11:00 

Reason.com

Chinese Censors Target a Textbook...

In China, 27 people were punished for their involvement in producing math textbooks that featured drawings of a child sticking his tongue out and making a peace sign....

 2022-10-01 11:00 

Reason.com

Today in Supreme Court History: October 1, 1924...

10/1/1924: Chief Justice Rehnquist's birthday....

 2022-10-01 10:00 

Reason.com

Brickbats: October 2022...

News of politicians, police, and bureaucrats behaving badly from around the world....

 2022-10-01 00:28 

Reason.com

Court Refuses to Order Me to Remove References to Frequent Litigant from Law Review Article...

My argument: "Petitioner Jane Doe—a frequent unsuccessful litigant—is asking this Court to impose unconstitutional prior restraint to prevent a law professor from writing about important, publicly available cases about pseudonymity."...

 2022-09-30 20:40 

Reason.com

Laura Loomer Must Pay CAIR Florida Nearly $125K in Attorney Fees...

From Illoominate Media, Inc. v. CAIR Florida, Inc., decided today by Judges Charles Wilson, Britt Grant, and R. Lanier Anderson III: This suit over attorney's fees and costs stems from allegations that the CAIR Foundation and CAIR Florida, Inc. (CAIR)...

 2022-09-30 20:20 

Reason.com

Missouri Libertarian Party Declines To Endorse Marijuana Legalization Initiative...

Despite opposing the drug war, and indicating that he will even vote for the measure himself, the state LP's chairman said the initiative would not get the party's stamp of approval....

 2022-09-30 20:05 

Reason.com

An Iowa Jury Awards $12 Million in Damages to a Man Who Was Wrongly Imprisoned for Sexual Abuse...

A former guidance counselor served six years of a 25-year sentence thanks to a public defender's incompetence....

 2022-09-30 19:52 

Reason.com

The Woman King Rewrites History for a Feminist Twist on the Slave Trade...

Hollywood often takes liberties. But there's a distinction to be made between poetic license and historical revisionism....

 2022-09-30 19:30 

Reason.com

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

Padded cells, hidden cash, and official duties....

 2022-09-30 19:29 

Reason.com

The Grey's Anatomy Writer Hoax...

"For years, a Grey's Anatomy writer told her personal traumas in online essays, and wove those details into the show's plot—until a surprising email to Shondaland accused her of making it all up."...

 2022-09-30 19:15 

Reason.com

Bill Introduced To Bring Independent Oversight to Federal Prison System...

The Federal Prison Oversight Act would create an independent ombudsman to investigate complaints about the Bureau of Prisons, something prison advocacy groups have long called for....

 2022-09-30 18:55 

Reason.com

Teenage Girl Killed in Police Shootout With Her Dad in California Desert...

Media outlets repeated police speculation that she might have been involved, but investigators now say she was likely unarmed....

Page 1 of 10

  • Need an account?  
    or