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 2021-11-30 17:22 

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Justice Kavanaugh Asks FDA to Respond to Breeze Smoke Emergency Stay Application...

Vaping regulation gets some attention on the Shadow Docket...

 2021-11-30 16:47 

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Academic Freedom Alliance Letter to the University of Rochester...

English professor threatened with discipline for reading aloud from Randall Kennedy's article on the n-word...

 2021-11-30 16:45 

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"Undue Burden" in Dobbs: A Revolution Disguised as a Tweak?...

My colleague Sherif Girgis passed along these thoughts on Dobbs, which I'm posting with his permission. --- Will the Supreme Court uphold Mississippi's ban on abortions after 15 weeks without fully reversing Roe and Casey and restoring rational-ba...

 2021-11-30 16:39 

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Passing the Spending Bill Could Doom Biden's Presidency...

Biden's presidency is already failing. Build Back Better wouldn't help....

 2021-11-30 16:15 

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NLRB Overturns Amazon Workers' Decision Not To Unionize, Orders New Election...

If providing campaign buttons were grounds for disqualifying the results, would any election in modern American history be valid?...

 2021-11-30 15:46 

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Charles Fried's Hat and Sweater...

Fried and Meese offer very different conceptions of legal conservatism....

 2021-11-30 15:34 

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When Does Government "Fairly Represent" Public Interest Groups' Views, Thus Barring Them from Intervening?...

An important and interesting question, arising here as to Title IX, free speech, and due process, but relevant more generally as well (and now pending before the Supreme Court)....

 2021-11-30 14:30 

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The New Omicron Variant Is Sparking Demand for the Same Old COVID-19 Restrictions...

Plus: Left-wing Arizona State students want Kyle Rittenhouse preventatively expelled, Senegalese water sellers protest the country's plastic ban, and more......

 2021-11-30 13:20 

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 2021-11-30 13:01 

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"Someone Going Through Your Underwear Without Permission" May Be "Highly Offensive"...

Even when you're not wearing it....

 2021-11-30 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 30, 1981...

11/30/1981: Harlow v. Fitzgerald argued....

 2021-11-30 11:00 

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Should NATO Open Its Doors to Georgia?...

Conflict with Russia has been an ever-present threat in the three decades since Georgia broke away from the collapsing Soviet Union....

 2021-11-30 09:00 

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Brickbat: Electrifying News...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he supports a bill that would require electric car chargers to be installed in all new buildings and all buildings that are being renovated, including homes, starting next year. The bill is part of the government&...

 2021-11-29 23:19 

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International Tech Policy Week...

Episode 385 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2021-11-29 23:15 

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Predicting Justice Barrett's First Question in Dobbs...

Her first question often gives away her bottom line....

 2021-11-29 22:12 

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A SWAT Team Blew Up This Innocent Woman's House and Cost Her Over $50,000. The City Tried To Stop Her From Suing....

A federal court wasn't having it....

 2021-11-29 22:06 

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Stop the Covid Travel Bans...

Experience shows that what little good they do is outweighed by the immensely cruel harm....

 2021-11-29 21:55 

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Around 28,000 Afghans Are Still Awaiting Approval To Come to the U.S. on Urgent Humanitarian Grounds...

Only about 100 Afghans who have applied for temporary admission to the U.S. have been approved....

 2021-11-29 21:35 

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Omicron and COVID-19 Groundhog Day...

Let's get it right this time....

 2021-11-29 21:24 

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Why the 14th Amendment Does Not Prohibit Abortion...

The argument made by Finnis, George, Hammer and others, that abortion is unconstitutional is not supported by text or history....

 2021-11-29 21:20 

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Don't Expect Joe Biden's Travel Ban To Save America From the Omicron Variant...

The World Health Organization warns that such restrictions can cause more harm than they prevent....

 2021-11-29 21:05 

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FDA Plans Fast Approvals of Updated COVID-19 Variant Vaccines...

Vaccine makers are already targeting the omicron variant....

 2021-11-29 20:35 

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Man Imprisoned for 16 Years for Raping Lovely Bones Author Is Exonerated...

Anthony Broadwater, now 61, had no idea his accuser achieved fame and fortune while he has been living as a pariah for over 20 years on the sex offender registry....

 2021-11-29 20:35 

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Man Imprisoned for 16 Years for Raping Lovely Bones Author Is Exonerated...

Anthony Broadwater, now 61, had no idea his accuser achieved fame and fortune while he has been living as a pariah for over 20 years on the sex offender registry....

 2021-11-29 20:20 

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Incoming New York Mayor Makes Vague Case for the 'Proper' Kind of Stop-and-Frisk...

Eric Adams thinks he can give the police more power to hunt for guns without making innocent minority men the inevitable target....

 2021-11-29 19:17 

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AG Meese: Failing to Overrule Roe and Casey "Would Threaten to Destroy the 40-Year Effort to Restrain the Court with the Founders' Interpretive Principles"...

Meese warns that "law students will be tempted, understandably so, to abandon this philosophy in favor of a purely results-oriented approach to judging."...

 2021-11-29 18:29 

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When Lawyers Make Things Worse - Housing Edition...

A study suggests that "right-to-counsel" in eviction cases actually leads to greater homelessness....

 2021-11-29 18:18 

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Jack Dorsey's Exit From Twitter Could Worsen Tech Censorship...

The site's long-serving boss might be more committed to free speech than his successor, Parag Agrawal....

 2021-11-29 14:49 

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The U.S. Imposes Travel Restrictions in Response to New COVID-19 Variant. Again....

Plus: Los Angeles will start fining businesses that don't enforce the city's vaccine passport system, Disney yanks a China-critical Simpsons episode, and more......

 2021-11-29 13:01 

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Husband, Wife, Brothel, Knife: Another Case on Carrying a Gun When "Expecting Trouble"...

I've been researching the cases dealing with self-defense rights of people who go to a place armed, knowing that it's likely to be dangerous; hence my posts about the Wyoming Buddha/Christ/Hercules case and about the D.C. Laney race riot case. Her...

 2021-11-29 12:00 

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Shortage of Adult Workers Makes Teens Employable Again...

Minimum wage laws priced young workers out of the market before the pandemic and may do so in the future....

 2021-11-29 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 29, 2004...

11/29/2004: Randy Barnett argues Gonzales v. Raich....

 2021-11-29 11:00 

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Turkmenistan's Record-Setting Repression...

The most oppressive of the former Soviet countries is run by a dictator with a strange cult of personality....

 2021-11-29 09:00 

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Brickbat: Tales of the Highway Patrol...

The California Highway Patrol has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by former officer Xavier Aguirre. The woman was a passenger in an SUV stopped by Aguirre. Aguirre turned off the dashcam in his patrol car and dire...

 2021-11-29 05:54 

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San Diego Schools Must Allow Religious Exemptions from COVID Vaccination So Long as They Allow Exemptions for Pregnant Students...

That at least is the temporary injunction pending appeal, just issued Sunday....

 2021-11-28 23:00 

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South Dakota's Governor Succeeds in Blocking Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization...

The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that the ballot initiative violated the "single subject" rule for constitutional amendments....

 2021-11-28 19:20 

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Toronto School Board Refused to Promote Event with Nobel-Winning Critic of ISIS...

The school board had also done the same as to a book club event that featured Marie Heinein, a defense lawyer in a prominent Canadian sexual assault trial. "Tanya Lee, who has organized the book club for about four years, said she ... was told the sch...

 2021-11-28 15:05 

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Judges Who Rescind Their Senior Status Announcement Because They Don't Like Their Replacements...

Judges Kanne (CA7) and King (CA4) have started a new trend....

 2021-11-28 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 28, 1872...

11/28/1872: Justice Samuel Nelson resigns....

 2021-11-28 11:00 

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Foucault in the Panopticon...

A new book suggests that Foucault's encounters with Poland's heavily policed gay community informed his scholarly examination of the treatment of the insane....

 2021-11-27 13:30 

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Food Trucks Still Being Squeezed Out by Local Governments...

Detroit leaders throw around words like "fairness" and "equity" while shielding big restaurants from smaller competition....

 2021-11-27 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 27, 1964...

11/27/1964: WGCB carried a 15-minute broadcast by the Reverend Billy James Hargis as part of the "Christian Crusade" series. This broadcast gave rise to Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. Federal Communications Commission (1969)....

 2021-11-27 11:00 

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Terrorwashing a Genocide...

How the war on terror facilitated Communist China's repression of Uyghurs...

 2021-11-26 21:50 

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Every Year, Police Pull People Over To Give Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets. That Could Be Illegal....

There are better ways to build trust in the community than by violating the Fourth Amendment....

 2021-11-26 20:30 

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

Symbolic disarmament, major violators, and the hard part of judging....

 2021-11-26 19:58 

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No "Defense of Others" Defense in Justina Pelletier Hospital Hacking Case...

From U.S. v. Gottesfeld, decided earlier this month by the First Circuit (Judge Kayatta, joined by Chief Judge Howard and Judge Lynch): In March 2014, Martin Gottesfeld and others committed a "Distributed Denial of Service" cyberattack against Bos...

 2021-11-26 19:05 

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University Administrators on the Rittenhouse Verdict...

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) has a very good article on this; an excerpt: Rather than encourage independent scrutiny, administrators on many campuses have issued statements that presuppose answers to hotly contested questions, and assert opinions abo...

 2021-11-26 18:53 

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Volokh Conspiracy Holiday Gifts - 2021...

Gift ideas for the VC readers in your life!...

 2021-11-26 18:46 

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A Worrisome New COVID-19 Variant Identified in South Africa...

Just how infectious and dangerous the new variant could be is not known at this time....

 2021-11-26 15:12 

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Thursday Open Thread (Friday This Week)...

What's on your mind?...

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