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 2022-01-06 01:03 

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China dive...

Episode 388 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2022-01-05 23:19 

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Divided Sixth Circuit Panel Refuses to Stay Injunction Against Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors...

The panel rejects the argument that the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act allows the federal government to require vaccination for nearly one-fifth of the American workforce....

 2022-01-05 22:45 

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YouTuber Could Be Subjected to Anti-Cyberstalking Order Based on His "Edict" that Viewers Confront Another YouTuber and "Let Her Know Nobody Likes You"...

From Strober v. Harris, decided today by the Florida Court of Appeal (Judges Darryl Casanueva, Nelly Khouzam, and Suzanne Labrit): Rashida Marie Strober appeals an order dismissing her petition for injunction for protection against stalking filed against ...

 2022-01-05 22:24 

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Andrew Yang Wants To Break the Two-Party System...

"We deserve better than this."...

 2022-01-05 22:02 

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Question Authority vs. Trust Science...

Astral Codex Ten has an interesting piece on the subject, using Don't Look Up (spoilers) as the launching point. I haven't seen Don't Look Up, but the analysis that follows strikes me as quite sound; an excerpt: Progressivism, like conservatis...

 2022-01-05 21:10 

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David Harsanyi: Why America Must Reject 'Eurotrash' Ideas...

The National Review staffer's new book is a spirited defense of capitalism, individualism, and free speech....

 2022-01-05 20:55 

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St. Louis Taxpayers Paid a Lot To Run a Money-Losing Streetcar. It Could Cost Them Even More To Shut It Down....

The Federal Transit Administration says St. Louis officials either need to get its Loop Trolley back up and running or return $37 million in federal funds....

 2022-01-05 20:48 

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May University Faculty/Staff/Students Sue Pseudonymously Over Limits on Religious Exemptions from COVID Vaccine Mandate?...

No, says a federal court, partly because this particular challenge (to a policy "which only allowed religious exemptions for those individuals who are members of organized religions whose teachings entirely forbid vaccinations") appears to be pure...

 2022-01-05 20:10 

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Rochelle Walensky Said an Antigen Test Is a Good Tool for 'Judging Infectiousness.' Now She Says 'Its Information Will Not Be Useful.'...

The CDC director's explanation of her agency's confusing advice about home COVID-19 testing is hard to understand....

 2022-01-05 19:20 

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The Case for Fixing the Electoral Count Act...

Experts across the political spectrum support ways to forestall future efforts to use Congress to overturn presidential election results....

 2022-01-05 18:55 

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California Escalates Its War on the Marijuana Black Market...

A new 2022 law will punish anybody "aiding and abetting" unlicensed dealers. It will most certainly harm low-level workers....

 2022-01-05 17:55 

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Electoral Count Act Reform...

This should be a high priority for the current Congress...

 2022-01-05 17:52 

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Cross-Ideological Support for Electoral Count Act Reform...

There are not many subjects on which Professors McConnell, Pildes, Foley and Smith agree....

 2022-01-05 15:00 

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Emory Law Journal Refuses To Publish Conservative Professor's Dismissal of Systemic Racism...

"The editors found my views to be 'hurtful' and refused to publish them," says Lawrence Alexander....

 2022-01-05 14:30 

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January 6 Doesn't Justify Wrecking the Filibuster...

Plus: Yelling "fire" (literally and metaphorically), fundraising with non-fungible tokens, and more......

 2022-01-05 13:01 

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Crisp and Colorful Opinion on the Importance of Non-Pseudonymity in Litigation...

In doing research for my The Law of Pseudonymous Litigationarticle, I just ran across this opinion from two years ago by Judge Steven Seeger (N.D. Ill.), in In re: Boeing 737 Max Pilots Litigation; it articulated the main arguments against pseudonymity in...

 2022-01-05 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 5, 1931...

1/5/1931: O'Gorman & Young, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. decided....

 2022-01-05 12:00 

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Biden's Antitrust Enforcement Won't Fix Inflation...

Politicians point to corporate concentration they created to divert us from inflation they caused....

 2022-01-05 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 5, 1931...

1/5/1931: O'Gorman & Young, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. decided....

 2022-01-05 09:00 

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Brickbat: It Only Comes Out at Night...

Quebec Premier Franois Legault has imposed a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to battle the spread of COVID-19. Legault has also barred gatherings at private homes. Only caregivers and people who live alone will be able to enter other households. He has also bann...

 2022-01-05 05:01 

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Biden Is Trying to Disguise a General Vaccine Mandate As a Workplace Safety Measure...

The Supreme Court will ultimately decide how convincing that disguise is....

 2022-01-04 23:01 

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If It's Really a 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated,' Mr. President, Why Is My Vaccinated 6-Year-old Wearing a Mask?...

I regret to inform you that Joe Biden has made another COVID speech....

 2022-01-04 21:55 

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Germany Shuts Down Three Perfectly Good Nuclear Power Plants...

Teutonic carbon dioxide emissions and electricity prices are projected to increase as a result....

 2022-01-04 21:34 

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No Stay in Doe v. Mills, the Maine Healthcare Worker Vaccination Mandate Case...

The district court refuses to issue a stay pending the Supreme Court's consideration of the plaintiffs' cert. petition....

 2022-01-04 21:15 

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Why Pandemic Promiscuity Is Out—And 'Slow Love' Is In...

Sex expert Helen Fisher says that careers and COVID have made singles less promiscuous and more serious about relationships....

 2022-01-04 20:46 

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Live and Learn...

One of my favorite exchanges, from the otherwise largely forgettable Burn After Reading: GARDNER CHUBB (CONT'D) ... What did we learn, Palmer. PALMER I don't know, sir. GARDNER CHUBB I don't fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it...

 2022-01-04 20:15 

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Ashli Babbitt's Violent Past Doesn't Justify Her Death...

After the cops killed her, the A.P. gave her the "no angel" treatment....

 2022-01-04 19:19 

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How Justices Scalia, Sotomayor, and Breyer Inscribed Books to RBG...

Justice Ginsburg's books are up for auction....

 2022-01-04 19:08 

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May College Students Sue Pseudonymously to Challenge Discipline for COVID Protocol Violations?...

Another example of how badly split courts are on pseudonymity questions....

 2022-01-04 18:10 

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Columbia University Professor Andreas Wimmer Questions "Race-Centrism"...

In the course of the research for my forthcoming book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America (now available for pre-order!), I read several hundred books and articles about race and ethnicity in the United States, some of which ...

 2022-01-04 15:00 

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Can Democrats Keep Schools Open During Omicron?...

New NYC Mayor Eric Adams quashes a micro-rebellion among some teachers union members, but school closures Monday hit a record for 2021-22....

 2022-01-04 14:45 

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A Fresh New Year Means Fresh New Restrictions on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers...

From California to Washington, D.C., new restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment are blanketing the nation....

 2022-01-04 14:30 

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'Should Police Arrest Sex Workers for Standing Around?' No, of Course Not....

Plus: Censorship in New York, how zoning laws are creating a housing crisis, and more......

 2022-01-04 13:31 

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"Libel by Omission of Exculpatory Legal Decisions"...

I've also split off this short separate piece from my "The Duty Not to Continue Distributing Your Own Libels," since it might be useful even to those who aren't interested in that article (though the two can also work well together). I thi...

 2022-01-04 13:30 

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Heritage 2022 Judicial Clerkship Training Academy...

The application deadline for incoming law clerks is January 14, 2022....

 2022-01-04 13:01 

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"The Duty Not to Continue Distributing Your Own Libels"...

My new article on this subject, which I've previewed before here, has now been officially published in the Notre Dame Law Review, volume 97, pp. 315-49. Here's the abstract: Say something I wrote about you online (in a newspaper, a blog, or a soci...

 2022-01-04 12:42 

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The Emory Law Journal Finds My Distinguished Colleague's Words "Hurtful and Unnecessarily Divisive."...

The editors withdrew their publication offer....

 2022-01-04 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 4, 2012...

1/4/2012: President Obama makes three appointments to the NLRB. The Supreme Court would find these appointments unconstitutional in NLRB v. Noel Canning....

 2022-01-04 11:00 

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Defending Armed Self-Defense...

It's easy for many people to see the harm that guns are involved in every day in America, but much harder for them to see the harm that gun prohibition causes....

 2022-01-04 09:00 

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Brickbat: Defund These Police?...

When a Redmond, Washington, police officer shot Andrea Churna six times, killing her, she was unarmed, lying on the floor of the hallway outside her apartment and complying with police orders. That was Sept. 20, 2020. The King County Sheriff's Office,...

 2022-01-04 02:39 

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Preliminary Injunction Against Military Mandatory Vaccination Policy...

From U.S. Navy Seals 1-26 v. Biden, decided today by Judge Reed O'Connor (N.D. Tex.): Our nation asks the men and women in our military to serve, suffer, and sacrifice. But we do not ask them to lay aside their citizenry and give up the very rights th...

 2022-01-03 22:33 

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What We Got Right and Wrong About 2021 (and What We Predict for 2022)...

Plus, the CDC's amateur psychoanalyzing....

 2022-01-03 19:15 

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The Death Penalty Continued Its Downward Trend in 2021...

The Trump administration's revival appeared to be an outlier. Executions are becoming more and more rare....

 2022-01-03 18:55 

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Anthony Fauci Is Right To Distinguish COVID-19 Infections, Which Are Exploding, From Severe Disease, Which Is Not...

Based on the experience in South Africa, the Biden administration's top medical adviser says "this thing will peak after a period of a few weeks and turn around."...

 2022-01-03 18:12 

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My Beta Shepherd Website List of "The Best Books on Migration Rights and Democracy"...

I picked three books I largely agree with - and two that I mostly don't....

 2022-01-03 16:20 

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Price Controls Are the Worst Possible Solution to Inflation...

Addressing a distortion of the market with another distortion of the market will only make the problem worse....

 2022-01-03 15:02 

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CDC: 61% of Teenagers Hospitalized for COVID-19 Had Severe Obesity...

A new study of 915 childhood COVID-19 hospitalizations found that most involved underlying conditions....

 2022-01-03 14:30 

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It's COVID Year 3 and the CDC Is Still Confused and Confusing...

Plus: Conspiracy theory research, student loan forgiveness, and more......

 2022-01-03 13:33 

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"No One Has a First Amendment Right to Physically Assault Another,"...

"especially a law enforcement officer acting according to their official responsibilities.4;...

 2022-01-03 13:30 

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Food Costs Likely To Rise as Farmers' Expenses Shoot Up...

Bad policy and unpredictable nature are sending food prices through the roof....

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