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 2022-01-28 22:06 

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A Border Patrol Agent Assaulted Him and Violated His First Amendment Rights. He May Never Get To Sue....

It is almost impossible to hold a rogue federal officer accountable. The Supreme Court may make it even harder....

 2022-01-28 21:30 

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Why Can't the CDC Admit There Is No Solid Evidence To Support 'Universal Masking' in Schools?...

Supporters of that policy assume it works, then desperately search for evidence to validate that conviction....

 2022-01-28 20:35 

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Georgetown Should Not Fire Ilya Shapiro for a Bad Tweet...

"I regret my poor choice of words, which undermine my message that no one should be discriminated against for his or her gender or skin color," Shapiro tells Reason....

 2022-01-28 20:30 

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

Say yes to the dress, respectful dissents, and kettling technique....

 2022-01-28 20:05 

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Massive Subsidies Won't Solve the Semiconductor Supply Chain Crisis...

Chipmakers don't need the money, and they won't get it until after the current mess has been resolved....

 2022-01-28 19:20 

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An LGBT-Friendly Charter School in the Heart of Alabama Shows the Power and Flexibility of School Choice...

But culture war political fights over race and sex education threaten their educational freedom....

 2022-01-28 18:47 

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My Review of Judge Sutton's New Book in the Wall Street Journal...

'Who Decides?' Review: The Supreme Court, the States and the Contest for Control...

 2022-01-28 18:20 

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Are Oregonians Ready To Pump Their Own Gas?...

A bill would let Oregon gas stations turn their customers loose on a limited number of self-service pumps. Some drivers fear the freedom....

 2022-01-28 18:10 

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Florida Parents Take Back the Classroom...

But parental rights laws and anticritical race theory bills can't end the curriculum wars. Only school choice can....

 2022-01-28 17:54 

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Will 2022 Be the Year of the School Board Recall?...

The 2021 pushback was about more than just the Virginia gubernatorial election, as the February 15 San Francisco recall will soon attest....

 2022-01-28 17:35 

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's School Choice Declaration Draws Mixed Reactions...

The governor's recognition of North Carolina School Choice Week is a welcome gesture, but school choice advocates say his words don't match his actions....

 2022-01-28 16:50 

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Hong Kong's Politicians and Cops Use Pandemic Justifications To Do Beijing's Bidding...

What happens in places where the pandemic is a transparent guise for seizing more state power?...

 2022-01-28 15:59 

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A Hero Is a Movie in Which Everyone Both Is and Isn't a Hero...

A new Iranian thriller is both an elaborate social parable and an extended advertisement for the U.S. bankruptcy system....

 2022-01-28 15:44 

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Dragging Out Protesters Disrupting City Council Meeting Isn't Excessive Force...

The city was not "required to permit the 'organized lawlessness' conducted by the protestors."...

 2022-01-28 15:30 

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The Pandemic Set Off a Homeschooling Boom. Don't Be So Sure That a Bust Is Coming....

In a new poll, more than two-thirds of parents say they have favorable views about homeschooling, and those numbers are on the rise....

 2022-01-28 15:05 

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This L.A. School Called the Cops on Unvaccinated Teens Who Showed Up for Class...

The students' negative COVID tests weren't good enough for school administrators....

 2022-01-28 14:55 

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Democrats Still Have a Way To Pass Their Voting Rights Legislation...

Not by changing the filibuster rules, but by stressing them....

 2022-01-28 14:38 

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Instagram Bans Healthy Eating Ads for Promoting 'Negative Self-Perception'...

Plus: The ERA returns (again), Rep. Nancy Mace's marijuana mission, and more......

 2022-01-28 13:01 

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The Right to Defy Criminal Demands: Possible Limits on the Right to Defy (Part II)...

I've just finished up a rough draft of my The Right to Defy Criminal Demands article, and I thought I'd serialize it here, minus most of the footnotes (which you can see in the full PDF). I'd love to hear people's reactions and recommendat...

 2022-01-28 13:00 

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Imposing Virtue by Government Edict Is Impossible...

If you want to abstain from drinking or observe the Sabbath, then abstain from drinking and observe the Sabbath....

 2022-01-28 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 28, 1916...

1/28/1916: President Wilson nominates Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. He would be confirmed on June 1, 1916....

 2022-01-28 12:00 

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Microschools Have a Big Future...

Small-is-beautiful education avoids conflicts that plague larger one-size-fits-few institutions....

 2022-01-28 11:30 

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Once a Bitcoin Miner...

Crypto was a scene where people without proper credentials and connections in the world of high finance could strike it swiftly rich....

 2022-01-28 11:00 

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Trade Talks...

A new podcast reminds us that even complicated macroeconomic issues can be fruitfully reduced to the sum of individual action....

 2022-01-28 09:00 

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Brickbat: Liar, Liar...

The Virginia Beach, Virginia, police department used forged DNA reports linking people to crimes to get them to confess or to cooperate with investigators, according to a state investigation. In at least one case, a forged report from the Virginia Departm...

 2022-01-28 05:09 

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Charles Breyer on Stephen Breyer's Retirement: "I think it's clear that politics played a role"...

A bit of political brotherly love....

 2022-01-28 04:53 

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SCOTUS Splits 5-4 on Capital Case...

Justice Barrett would have denied the stay, but did not join Justice Kagan's dissental....

 2022-01-27 23:18 

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New Draft Article, "Focusing the CFAA in Van Buren"...

Forthcoming in the Supreme Court Review....

 2022-01-27 22:50 

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Tennessee School Board Pulls Maus From Eighth-Grade Curriculum...

Eight profane words and one naked cartoon image leads a Tennessee county to pull the famous Holocaust book from 8th grade classes in a grim sign of the bureaucratic mentality controlling public education....

 2022-01-27 22:35 

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Did Madison Cawthorn Engage in 'Insurrection' by Reinforcing Donald Trump's Election Fantasy?...

The North Carolina congressman's opponents argue that the 14th Amendment disqualifies him from seeking reelection....

 2022-01-27 22:20 

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My My, Hey Hey, Neil Young's Songs Are Here To Stay (Just Not on Spotify)...

Three and a half lessons about Neil Young, Joe Rogan, Spotify, and our age of cultural plenitude....

 2022-01-27 22:05 

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Immigration Is a Bright Spot in the America COMPETES Act...

Not everything in the bill would keep America competitive, but the immigration provisions certainly would....

 2022-01-27 22:04 

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My New Article on "Rethinking the Supreme Court's Impact on Federalism and Centralization"...

The article challenges longstanding conventional wisdom. It is coauthored with political scientist Michael Dichio (University of Utah)....

 2022-01-27 20:55 

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Congress' Latest Attempt To Rein In Big Tech Will Hurt Consumers...

Those who demand a revival of antitrust regulation to "promote competition" may not realize that they're inciting a revival of cronyism to suppress competition....

 2022-01-27 20:40 

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D.C. Moves To Suspend Burger Joint's Liquor License for Resisting the City's Vaccine Mandate...

The Big Board on H Street continues to insist that "all are welcome."...

 2022-01-27 20:08 

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Whole Foods Fight Over Black Lives Matter Masks Pits National Labor Relations Board Against Free Speech...

Should Whole Foods be allowed to stop staff from wearing Black Lives Matter masks on the job?...

 2022-01-27 18:55 

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The Tennessee Supreme Court Could Decide the Fate of Nashville's Home Recording Studios...

The city's restrictions threaten one of the world's most vibrant music scenes....

 2022-01-27 18:25 

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President Biden Invites Justice Breyer To Stay In The Lincoln Bedroom...

Breyer is not retired, yet....

 2022-01-27 17:17 

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David Lat, "Handicapping President Biden's Supreme Court Shortlist"...

Lat's Substack article seems eminently sensible, and, as usual, highly readable....

 2022-01-27 17:15 

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Settlement in Firing of Professor for Tweets (for $70K + Attorney Fees)...

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports: Today, Lora Burnett, a former Collin College history professor fired for tweets critical of the college administration and of former Vice President Mike Pence, accepted the college's offer to ...

 2022-01-27 16:20 

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COVID Might Help To Kill These Expensive, Anticompetitive Hospital Regulations in South Carolina...

The state's certificate of need laws are currently blocking an estimated $1 billion in potential health care investment....

 2022-01-27 15:23 

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Stephen Breyer's Retirement Is Good News for the Fourth Amendment...

Breyer's deference to law enforcement often led him to sell the Fourth Amendment short....

 2022-01-27 15:23 

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Stephen Breyer's Retirement Is Good News for the Fourth Amendment...

Breyer's deference to law enforcement often led him to sell the Fourth Amendment short....

 2022-01-27 14:56 

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Crime Is Down From Pre-Pandemic Levels in San Francisco (and Other Cities)...

Plus: Substack stands up for free speech, a nonprofit challenges lawyers' stranglehold on giving legal advice, and more......

 2022-01-27 14:48 

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An Opportunity to Diversity the Supreme Court in More Ways than One...

President Biden has promised to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. He should also consider a nominee with legal experience current justices lack....

 2022-01-27 13:01 

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The Right to Defy Criminal Demands: Possible Limits (Part I)...

I've just finished up a rough draft of my The Right to Defy Criminal Demands article, and I thought I'd serialize it here, minus most of the footnotes (which you can see in the full PDF). I'd love to hear people's reactions and recommendat...

 2022-01-27 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 27, 1955...

1/27/1955: Chief Justice John Roberts's birthday....

 2022-01-27 11:00 

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Archives: February 2022...

Excerpts from Reason 's vaults...

 2022-01-27 09:00 

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Brickbat: Get a Grip...

The Sunrise, Florida, police department has placed Sgt. Christopher Pullease on paid administrative leave after he was caught on video grabbing another officer by the throat and shoving her against a patrol car. Several officers had just arrested a man fo...

 2022-01-27 08:00 

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