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 2022-01-14 18:35 

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In the Case That Blocked OSHA's Vaccine Mandate, the Justices Disagreed About When COVID-19 Counts As a Workplace Hazard...

The crux of the argument is the distinction "between occupational risk and risk more generally."...

 2022-01-14 18:10 

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Everyone Deserves To Benefit from Medical Innovation. Yes, Even People Who Did Bad Things....

The New York Times and The Washington Post shamed the recipient of a pig heart transplant for committing a crime 35 years ago....

 2022-01-14 17:14 

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Oklahoma Bill Would Effectively Let Any Parent Veto Any Public School Library Book...

Oklahoma SB 1142, introduced by state senator Rob Standridge begins (numbering added): [A.] No public school district, public charter school, or public school library shall maintain in its inventory or promote [1] books that make as their primary subject ...

 2022-01-14 17:08 

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The Shadow Docket and the Rocket Docket: Losing Fast and Slow...

Are critics of the shadow docket satisfied that the Supreme Court is deciding urgent cases after full briefing and oral argument?...

 2022-01-14 16:25 

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After NFIB v. OSHA, Would President Biden Veto a CRA Resolution for the OSHA Mandate?...

If the House passes the Congressional Review Act Resolution, President Biden would have an opportunity to publicly disavow the Supreme Court's decision....

 2022-01-14 16:24 

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Balancing the Equities in the Vaccine Mandate Case...

I don't have much to say about the merits of the challenge to the OSHA vaccine regulations, except that I prefer my statutory interpretation to be more textualist and my constitutional principles to be more forthrightly asserted. But like Richard Re, ...

 2022-01-14 16:14 

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The New Scream Is a Meta-Horror Film About Meta-Horror Films...

Part sequel, part reboot, it's a slasher-film hall of mirrors....

 2022-01-14 15:52 

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New Civil Liberties Alliance is Hiring...

NCLA is looking for a Senior Litigation Counsel and Litigation Counsel....

 2022-01-14 15:30 

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Great Moments in Unintended Consequences (Vol. 5)...

Good intentions, bad results....

 2022-01-14 15:30 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements...

Ilya Somin's speaking engagements for the Spring 2022 semester. Many are free and open to the public, and most will (hopefully) be in person....

 2022-01-14 14:48 

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Additional Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Covid-19 Mandate Decisions...

Assorted observations on yesterday's opinions, what they mean, and what comes next....

 2022-01-14 14:30 

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Our Language Has Gotten More Emotional. Why?...

Plus: Biden's dubious arrest record, Supreme Court rules on vaccine mandate, and more......

 2022-01-14 14:30 

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Our Language Has Gotten More Emotional. Why?...

Plus: Biden's dubious arrest record, Supreme Court rules on vaccine mandate, and more......

 2022-01-14 13:23 

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Lawyer Asks Google to Hide His Bar Discipline Information on State Supreme Court's Web Site...

The Colorado Supreme Court site has this item on one of its pages: People v. Travis Shane Uhlenhopp. 19PDJ077. December 5, 2019. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties' conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Travis Shane Uhle...

 2022-01-14 13:01 

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Dobbs and the Holdings of Roe and Casey...

Reactions to readers, and reflections on Dobbs ....

 2022-01-14 13:00 

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Police Misbehavior Is a Crucial Threat to Liberty...

Cops in Los Angeles killed a young girl in a department store dressing room by accident while firing at a suspect armed with nothing more than a bike lock....

 2022-01-14 13:00 

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Police Misbehavior Is a Crucial Threat to Liberty...

Cops in Los Angeles killed a young girl in a department store dressing room by accident while firing at a suspect armed with nothing more than a bike lock....

 2022-01-14 12:41 

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Teaching Evaluations Event at Northwestern Law...

Are law schools following the data?...

 2022-01-14 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 14, 1780...

1/14/1780: Justice Henry Baldwin's birthday....

 2022-01-14 12:00 

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Which States Are the Freest?...

Many Americans are fleeing restrictive jurisdictions and moving to places that respect their liberty....

 2022-01-14 11:30 

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The Eternals...

The film is suffused with the patronizing notion that good superheroes are benign despots who know what's best for the rest of us....

 2022-01-14 11:00 

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Once Upon a Time at Bennington College...

Lili Anolik weaves decades-old hot gossip into an insightful generational portrait of how media upheaval enabled fresh ways of telling stories....

 2022-01-14 09:00 

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Brickbat: Take a Hike...

A new French law will require car ads to tell viewers to consider carpooling, taking public transportation, or walking or bicycling to their destination instead of driving the car. The law is part of the government's efforts to reduce carbon emissions...

 2022-01-14 07:09 

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Who Decides, Redux?...

In NFIB v. OSHA , the majority, concurrence, and dissent disagree on who decides about COVID mandates....

 2022-01-14 06:40 

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SCOTUS Cites F.4th!...

I had missed the first citation in Doe v. Mills ....

 2022-01-14 06:09 

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NFIB v. OSHA Cites Shadow Docket Decision As Precedential...

The OSHA vaccine mandate cases endorses the Court's summary order in Alabama Association of Realtors...

 2022-01-14 05:37 

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Justice Gorsuch's "Trepidation"...

On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court decided Babcock v. Kijakazi. No, this was not the case people were waiting for. But Babcock was important. By my count, Babcock was the first regular case the Court has handed down this term. The Court decided two ca...

 2022-01-13 23:07 

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reverses Decision to Grant Sirhan Sirhan Parole...

The decision is here; some key paragraphs: The gravity of Mr. Sirhan's crimes alone counsels against his release. But I have concluded that he is unsuitable for parole because he poses a current threat to public safety. After decades in prison, Mr. Si...

 2022-01-13 22:58 

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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Indicted for Perjury,...

in her request for a $40,000 retirement withdrawal, when she claimed hardship stemming from COVID; other false statements, under oath or not, are also charged....

 2022-01-13 22:30 

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As D.C. Prepares To Implement a Vaccine Mandate, Matt Gaetz Tries To Block It...

Gaetz has introduced a bill nullifying D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's order requiring people to be vaccinated to visit bars, restaurants, gyms, and other indoor venues....

 2022-01-13 22:15 

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'We' Didn't Increase the Debt. Politicians, Congress, and Bureaucrats Did....

Using "we" implies a collective responsibility, creates the false impression that most people are on board, and hints that we'll share equally in the benefits....

 2022-01-13 22:09 

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My New Article on "How Judicial Review Can Help Empower People to Vote with Their Feet"...

The article challenges longstanding conventional wisdom claiming that judicial review of democratically enacted laws is at odds with popular political choice....

 2022-01-13 22:01 

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Virginia Republicans Plan To Expand Gun Rights...

After sweeping last November's elections, Virginia Republicans look to roll back Democratic gun laws....

 2022-01-13 21:15 

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Strikes on U.S. Troops Show the Need To Withdraw From Iraq and Syria...

Biden rightly stuck to his guns when he defended the long-overdue U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, but he fails to apply the same logic elsewhere....

 2022-01-13 20:55 

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate: 'This Is No "Everyday Exercise of Federal Power"'...

Separately, the court upheld Biden's mandate that health care workers must be vaccinated to work at medical facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding....

 2022-01-13 20:43 

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Supreme Court Rules Against OSHA Large-Employer Vaccine Mandate, but Upholds Mandate for Health Care Workers...

I think both rulings are correct, though not always for the reasons given by the Court....

 2022-01-13 20:37 

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Wordle...

Check it out, if you're one of the three people who haven't yet discovered this word game. (I only found it a few days ago, thanks to a post by a friend of mine.)...

 2022-01-13 20:33 

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Stays OSHA Vax-or-Test Rule, Allows CMS Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers to Take Effect...

By divided votes, the justices entered stayed t the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard and stayed the lower court injunctions against the mandate that Medicare and Medicaid service providers require their employees to get vaccinated....

 2022-01-13 20:05 

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The Government Doesn't Need New Powers To Fight 'Domestic Terror'...

We've already seen how this can abuse Americans' civil liberties with little increase in public safety....

 2022-01-13 19:50 

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Sen. Sinema Savages Democrats' Shortsighted Filibuster Sabotage...

Both parties want to kill the filibuster when they are in the majority, and that's exactly why it needs to stick around....

 2022-01-13 19:25 

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Grocery Shelves Are Empty, but Immigration Waitlists Are Full...

There is an obvious solution to America's ongoing workforce woes....

 2022-01-13 18:40 

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There's Good Reason To Think the Omicron Wave Will Peak Soon...

Some epidemiologists estimate that the actual number of new infections peaked last week....

 2022-01-13 18:21 

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2021 Saw Most Cops Killed Feloniously on the Job since 9/11...

FBI Director Wray on "The Cops Who Didn't Come Home"...

 2022-01-13 16:21 

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The American Bar Association's Problematic Proposed "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" Rules for Law Schools...

The American Bar Association has proposed new "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" rules for law schools: Standard 206. DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION A law school shall ensure the effective educational use of diversity by providing: (1) Full acce...

 2022-01-13 14:45 

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Democrats Want To Mail 3 N95 Masks to Every American...

Plus: Civil war fantasies, a challenge to California's ban on felons becoming EMTs, and more......

 2022-01-13 13:31 

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Virginia Bill Would Require Rules "for the Prevention of Inequities Involving the Use of Hate Speech or Ethnically or Racially Insensitive Expressions"...

"during athletic and academic competitions sponsored by the [high school athletics] organization's member schools."...

 2022-01-13 13:11 

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Renaming Columbus Day Into Indigenous People's Day Doesn't Violate the Constitution...

So held Judge C. Darnell Jones II yesterday in Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, Inc. v. City of Philadelphia (E.D. Pa.). He concluded plaintiffs lacked standing to change such a government declaration: Just because a plain...

 2022-01-13 13:01 

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Dobbs and the Holdings of Roe and Casey...

The holdings in Supreme Court abortion cases after Roe ....

 2022-01-13 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 13, 2014...

1/13/2014: NLRB v. Noel Canning argued....

 2022-01-13 11:00 

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Haitians Meet the New Deporter-in-Chief...

Biden presented himself as the immigration antithesis of Trump, but such promises have not been kept....

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