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 2021-10-22 08:00 

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Brickbat: What Did You Call Me?...

British Justice Minister David Wolfson said female inmates who refer to transgender inmates by the wrong pronoun could face extra prison time. Wolfson said that those who make an innocent mistake won't be punished but those whom guards believe deliber...

 2021-10-22 03:35 

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A Night To Remember With Justice Thomas...

A star-studded celebration for Justice Thomas's 30th Anniversary on the Supreme Court....

 2021-10-21 22:35 

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When Will Positive COVID-19 Trends Be Reflected in the CDC's Advice?...

Because the agency ties mask recommendations to virus transmission rather than serious cases, its guidance is unlikely to change anytime soon....

 2021-10-21 21:06 

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MIT Canceled a Professor's Guest Lecture Because He Opposes Race-Based Admissions...

"This idea of intellectual debate and rigor as the pinnacle of intellectualism comes from a world in which white men dominated," says one of the cancellation's defenders....

 2021-10-21 20:28 

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Denied Treatment for His Cancer, This Kentucky Man Died in Prison After Vomiting Blood...

In a lawsuit, Marc Crawford's widow says the state refused to give him his prescriptions and his chemotherapy....

 2021-10-21 20:00 

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More Evidence Emerges that the NIH Funded Coronavirus Gain-of-Function Research in China...

What did Fauci know and when did he know it?...

 2021-10-21 19:40 

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The ACLU Says Hawaii Police Handcuffed and Arrested a 10-Year-Old Girl for Drawing a Picture...

The civil liberties group says there's a clear pattern of police misconduct involving schoolchildren....

 2021-10-21 19:25 

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Why Aren't Texas Abortion Providers Actively Resisting S.B. 8?...

The intervenors argue that the abortion providers "fear" the Court will overrule Roe and Casey ....

 2021-10-21 19:25 

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Anti-Amazon Congressman Appears Unfamiliar with the Concept of Store Brands...

Amazon promotes products that mimic its competition? Welcome to more than a century of American retail practices....

 2021-10-21 15:42 

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You Can't Fight Campus Illiberalism With More Illiberalism...

Free speech on campus is in jeopardy. But many people on the left and the right are rising to fight for our liberal democratic values....

 2021-10-21 15:37 

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Equity in United States v. Texas, Part 3...

This is the third post on equity in the United States v. Texas litigation. (The first one is here, and the second here.) How has Grupo Mexicano been received so far in the case? Let's start in this post with the district court's opinion. It says t...

 2021-10-21 13:30 

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Democrats Still Want to Spend Trillions. But They Don't Want To Raise Taxes To Do It....

Plus: In-N-Out fights San Francisco's vaccine mandate, the Vienna Tourism Board gets an OnlyFans, apes protest the DEA, and more......

 2021-10-21 12:30 

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The French Dispatch Is a Profoundly Great Film About the Nature of Art and Freedom...

A twee, fussy, brilliant movie from a pathologically twee and fussy director....

 2021-10-21 12:07 

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Three Excellent Items on TrapPartyGate and Yale Law School...

David Lat (Original Jurisdiction), "The Latest (Ridiculous) Controversy At Yale Law School". David Lat, "The Yale Law School Email Controversy: An Interview With Trent Colbert" (Colbert is the student who wrote the e-mail), and Conor Fried...

 2021-10-21 12:01 

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The Second Amendment vs. the Seventh Amendment: Procedural Rights and the Problem of Incorporation...

Recognizing the difference between substantive and procedural rights helps enormously in understanding the battles over applying the first eight amendments of the U.S. Constitution to the states. Procedural rights have failed; not only have they not impro...

 2021-10-21 12:00 

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The Academic Freedom Podcast #6 on Tenure in Georgia...

A conversation with the AAUP and FIRE about changes in the tenure system at state universities in Georgia...

 2021-10-21 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: October 21, 1919...

10/21/1919: Abrams v. United States argued....

 2021-10-21 10:00 

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Barely Legal Strippers Now Illegal in Texas...

Under S.B. 315, it is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail, to employ 18- to 20-year-olds at any sexually oriented business....

 2021-10-21 08:00 

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Brickbat: No Good Deed ......

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a reporter who uncovered a flaw on the website for the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that exposed the Social Security numbers of state teachers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

 2021-10-20 21:50 

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Coastal Carolina University Is Trying To Fire a Professor for Saying Hurt Feelings Were Not 'a Big Deal.'...

Steven Earnest thought the most trivial of incidents did not merit the university's concern....

 2021-10-20 21:20 

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CDC Wants Your Vaccinated 5-Year-Old Masked Indefinitely...

Director Rochelle Walensky characterizes the potential unmasking of even vaccinated children as being "complacent.";...

 2021-10-20 21:06 

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Netflix CEO Apologizes for Having Principles...

When employees tried their hand at a shakedown, CEO Ted Sarandos buckled a bit under the pressure....

 2021-10-20 20:40 

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Why Biden's $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan Would Be Worse for the Economy Than Manchin's $1.5 Trillion Proposal...

Manchin's $1.5 trillion plan is still bigger than the Obama stimulus, and would be a major expansion of government's power to redistribute wealth....

 2021-10-20 20:20 

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San Francisco Wants To Sell the Air Rights Above City Hall for $45 Million. Why Not Give Them Away for Free?...

The tradable development rights the city has in its possession are only made valuable by its insane restrictions on new development....

 2021-10-20 20:00 

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In a New Survey, Victims of Philadelphia's Forfeiture Racket Highlight the Hazards of Giving Cops a License To Steal...

"What they're doing is like robbery," observed one property owner....

 2021-10-20 19:08 

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Andrew Yang: 'Political Violence Is Becoming More and More of an Inevitability'...

The former presidential candidate talks about UBI, race relations, ranked-choice voting, his new political party Forward, and how "the duopoly is killing us."...

 2021-10-20 19:07 

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Chief Judge Pryor's Story Lecture: "Politics and the Rule of Law"...

"Proposals like court-packing and living common goodism, based on the notion that judicial decisions should be driven by substantive outcomes, undermine rule of law."...

 2021-10-20 18:46 

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New Research Says Police in Schools Don't Reduce Shootings but They Do Increase Expulsions and Arrests...

While police in schools "do effectively reduce some forms of violence," they intensify the use of school discipline and arrests....

 2021-10-20 17:49 

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Health Care Provisions of Democratic Spending Bill Would Add More than $500 Billion to the Deficit...

New analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows massive deficit increase as a result of spending bill's health care provisions....

 2021-10-20 17:25 

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South Dakota Lawmakers, Activists Try To Work Around Gov. Kristi Noem's Opposition to Marijuana Legalization...

Legislation advances and a ballot initiative circulates in response to a constitutional amendment that was struck down by the courts....

 2021-10-20 17:05 

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Settlement Agreement with Charter School Can't Be Sealed, If It's Submitted for Court Approval...

From Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's (D.D.C.) opinion in Lee v. Seed Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., decided last week: In this case, Plaintiff Chante Lee, on behalf of her minor child M.L., brings claims against the Seed Charter Public Scho...

 2021-10-20 16:38 

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First Circuit Rejects Challenge to Religious-Exemption-Less Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers...

From Does 1-6 v. Mills, decided yesterday by the First Circuit (Judge Sandra Lynch, joined by Judges Jeffrey Howard & David Barron); seems quite right to me: When a religiously neutral and generally applicable law incidentally burdens free exercise rights...

 2021-10-20 16:16 

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There Would Be a Lot More Good News if Government Would Get Out of the Way...

"The quality of life we have even during COVID is so much higher than anything humanity experienced, and it's only going to get better."...

 2021-10-20 13:30 

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Federal Regulators Greenlight Trading of Bitcoin-Linked Securities, Delighting Investors and Infuriating Cryptocurrency Critics...

Plus: Cuba violates the rights of peaceful protesters, New Zealand leads the world in zoning reform, and more......

 2021-10-20 12:31 

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Lawyers, Law Students, Law School Administrators, and Language...

Yale Law School's diversity miseducation....

 2021-10-20 12:29 

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Equity in United States v. Texas, Part 2...

I've begun a series of posts on equity in United States v. Texas. (The first post was here, and if you need a quick primer on what equity is, go here.) This will be the first of two posts on Grupo Mexicano. It's a Supreme Court case from the 1990s...

 2021-10-20 12:01 

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The Second Amendment vs. the Seventh Amendment: The Distinction Between Substantive and Procedural Rights...

Substantive rights have a core that can be meaningfully interpreted and protected; they can exist independently of a particular government or a particular legal system. Procedural rights lack such an independent core because they are necessarily embedded ...

 2021-10-20 11:54 

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John Hart Ely on Planned Parenthood v. Casey...

Despite his criticisms of Roe, he also believed in stare decisis...

 2021-10-20 11:00 

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Pandemic Disagreements Fuel Exodus From Public Schools...

One-size-fits-some policies drive parents and students to seek better education options....

 2021-10-20 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: October 20, 1973...

10/20/1973: The Saturday Night Massacre occurs....

 2021-10-20 10:00 

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Archives: November 2021...

Excerpts from Reason 's vaults...

 2021-10-20 08:00 

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Brickbat: Say What?...

An Alberta judge has sentenced two Calgary-based street preachers and a cafe owner to "preach science" after the three were convicted of contempt of court for inciting others to violate public health orders. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam...

 2021-10-20 04:01 

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Abbott's Vaccine Order Is Just as Oppressive as Biden's...

Neither politician is willing to tolerate deviation from the one business policy he thinks is best....

 2021-10-20 02:13 

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Equity in United States v. Texas, Part 1...

Yesterday the United States filed an application in the Supreme Court asking it to intervene in the litigation about the Texas abortion statute, S.B.8. What the Solicitor General's office requested was for the Court to vacate the the Fifth Circuit'...

 2021-10-20 01:31 

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Head of Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center Resigns Directorship to Prtest Refusal to Invite Dorrian Abbot...

From the New York Post (Emily Crane): [Berkeley Prof.] David Romps said Monday he was stepping down as director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center (BASC) after claiming his faculty had refused his request to invite Dorian Abbot to speak on Berkel...

 2021-10-19 23:52 

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No Government Action (and Thus No First Amendment Violation) in Suspension of Plaintiffs' YouTube Accounts...

So holds a federal district court, rejecting plaintiff's theories that (among other things) the government compelled the suspension, and that the government and YouTube were engaged in "joint action."...

 2021-10-19 21:07 

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Character and Fitness in the Trap House...

One of the most disconcerting elements of the Yale fiasco was the threat to report the student to the bar....

 2021-10-19 20:47 

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A Man Overdosed on Drugs. The Dealer Was Convicted of Murder and Faces Life in Prison....

It might represent justice in this case. But the approach is rife for abuse....

 2021-10-19 20:30 

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Biden's 'Climate-Resilient Economy' Roadmap Is Largely Superfluous...

Businesses, investors, and markets are already adapting to climate change without federal help....

 2021-10-19 20:16 

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Qualified Immunity Reform Stalls in the States—and in the Supreme Court...

Recent Supreme Court rulings and developments in state legislatures have dashed many hopes for the end of a pernicious doctrine that protects abusive law enforcement officials....

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