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 2021-11-26 14:00 

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That Time Mikhail Gorbachev Appeared in a Pizza Hut Commercial...

There may not be a more striking metaphor for capitalism's victory over the Soviet Union than a 60-second Pizza Hut ad that originally aired more than 20 years ago....

 2021-11-26 13:00 

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No Mass Transit Grants for California, Biden Administration Rules...

California, which offers some of the most generous pension benefits in the country to its public workers, apparently isn't paying them handsomely enough, the federal Department of Labor says....

 2021-11-26 12:00 

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Biden Wants To Empower the IRS Despite Its Track Record of Trampling Rights and Undermining Privacy...

The IRS' track record suggests that beefed up enforcement will also mean more trampling of Americans' due process rights....

 2021-11-26 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 26, 1829...

11/26/1829: Justice Bushrod Washington dies. He was President George Washington's nephew....

 2021-11-26 09:00 

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Brickbat: Left Out...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that the Manheim Township School District violated a student's rights by permanently expelling him for joking Snapchat messages he sent after school hours. The student, identified in court...

 2021-11-25 12:00 

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This Thanksgiving, I'm Grateful for America's Generosity and Unprecedented Charitable Giving...

The unique civic and economic role of voluntarism and charity has been a core part of American culture for centuries....

 2021-11-25 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 25, 1757...

11/25/1757: Henry Brockholst Livingston's birthday. He dissented in the property law classic, Pierson v. Post (NY 1805)....

 2021-11-25 11:00 

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The Baltic Way...

How Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania ended up with relatively high degrees of economic freedom and political stability...

 2021-11-25 09:00 

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Brickbat: We Know Where You Live...

Norma Garcia-Lopez, the co-chair of the Racial Equity Committee at Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas, doxxed several parents who challenged the school system's COVID-19 mask mandate and who spoke out against critical race theory. "It...

 2021-11-24 23:00 

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Richard Stroup, RIP...

One of pioneers of free-market environmentalism has passed....

 2021-11-24 22:10 

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Should We Blame Pharmacies or the Government for Opioid-Related Deaths?...

Restrictions on pain medication have undermined patient care while making drug use more lethal....

 2021-11-24 21:26 

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Private Property Rights Made the First Thanksgiving Possible...

Something to be grateful for....

 2021-11-24 20:59 

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Ahmaud Arbery Case Highlights Problem of Insider Favoritism in Law Enforcement...

The perpetrators almost escaped prosecution because one of them was a former employer of the prosecutor's office....

 2021-11-24 19:10 

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Rachel Laudan: Why Thanksgiving Dinner Is Served All at Once...

The Cuisine and Empire author dishes on the anti-French origins of Turkey Day, why she hates "organic" food, and the genius of Julia Child....

 2021-11-24 18:47 

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Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William 'Roddie' Bryan Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery...

The men were almost never charged, thanks to misconduct from the first prosecutor, who is now under a criminal indictment....

 2021-11-24 18:00 

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Abolish Intellectual Property Rights?...

Patent lawyer Stephan Kinsella debates Law Professor Richard Epstein...

 2021-11-24 16:45 

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Build Back Better Includes Expensive Giveaway to Auto Unions...

Only vehicles made in unionized U.S. factories qualify for the full amount....

 2021-11-24 16:30 

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Politicians On Left and Right Want Someone Else to Pay for Transportation...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' proposed gas tax holiday and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's fare-free bus plan will both require taxpayers to subsidize infrastructure they don't use....

 2021-11-24 16:15 

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Abolish Copyrights and Patents? A Soho Forum Debate...

Patent lawyer Stephan Kinsella debates law professor Richard Epstein...

 2021-11-24 15:57 

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Build Back Better Includes Expensive Giveaway to Auto Unions...

Biden's "Buy American" policy favors only some American companies...

 2021-11-24 15:57 

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Lauded the Success of China's 'Really Strict' Lockdowns...

Instead of pining for authoritarian control, maybe U.S. health officials could tell the FDA to stop standing in the way of progress....

 2021-11-24 15:48 

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Ahmaud Arbery's Alleged Murderers Almost Escaped Charges, Thanks to Prosecutorial Misconduct...

As the trial wraps up, it's important to remember that the first prosecutor on the case, Jackie Johnson, has been indicted for violating her oath of office....

 2021-11-24 14:25 

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The Build Back Better Bill Will Give You $12,000 for Buying an Electric Car. Unless It's a Tesla....

Only vehicles made in unionized U.S. factories qualify for the full amount....

 2021-11-24 13:20 

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Lauded the Success of China's 'Really Strict' Lockdowns...

Instead of pining for authoritarian control, maybe U.S. health officials could tell the FDA to stop standing in the way of progress....

 2021-11-24 13:00 

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What's the Point of NFTs?...

The digital tokens, secured by the blockchain, could revolutionize art markets, reduce animal poaching, and provide a cool new way for NBA fans to flaunt their collectibles....

 2021-11-24 12:30 

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Review: House of Gucci...

Lady Gaga kills....

 2021-11-24 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 24, 2001...

11/24/2001: Salim Hamdan was captured in Afghanistan. The Supreme Court would decide his case in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)....

 2021-11-24 09:00 

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Brickbat: Ain't That a Kick in the Head...

Officials in Orangeburg, South Carolina, have agreed to pay $650,000 to Clarence Gailyard, who was stomped on his head and neck by a city police officer. Gailyard was walking with a stick wrapped in tape that someone mistook for a firearm. That person cal...

 2021-11-24 05:01 

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Legally Irrelevant Considerations Cloud the Debate About Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal...

The jury rightly concluded that the prosecution failed to prove its case....

 2021-11-24 03:30 

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Vaping in the Shadow Docket...

An electronic cigarette manufacturer seeks a stay of FDA action from the Supreme Court....

 2021-11-24 00:20 

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The Biden Administration Is Asking an Appeals Court to Lift the Order Blocking OSHA's Vaccine Mandate...

The government argues that the 5th Circuit erred in concluding that the rule "grossly exceeds OSHA's statutory authority."...

 2021-11-23 22:15 

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Inflation Is at a 30-Year High. Biden's Big Economy Speech Barely Mentioned It....

The president should be more worried about inflation, and government responsibility for it, than he's acting....

 2021-11-23 19:54 

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Los Angeles Prepares to Kick 44,000 Unvaxxed Kids Out of School Buildings...

California is leading the country in student vaccine mandates that will disproportionately harm the education of poor and minority students....

 2021-11-23 19:35 

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Biden Wants Lower Oil Prices and Lower Oil Supply...

That's not how it works....

 2021-11-23 19:16 

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Republicans for BLM and Other Things You Don't Remember About the Summer of 2020...

Did you think Kyle Rittenhouse's endorsement of Black Lives Matter was odd? Think of all the unusual stuff you've forgotten....

 2021-11-23 18:45 

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Thousands Beg President Joe Biden for Mercy as He Pardons a Couple of Turkeys...

The annual photo op takes on cruel undertones as drug offenders continue to suffer under harsh federal prison sentences....

 2021-11-23 18:35 

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COVID-19 Made Democracies More Authoritarian and Authoritarian Regimes Even Worse...

A new report says many democracies have taken steps that are "disproportionate, unnecessary, or illegal" to curb COVID....

 2021-11-23 16:51 

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Two More Lawyers Sanctioned for Filing Frivolous Election Challenges...

A federal magistrate judge in Colorado orders two attorneys to pay over $180K in fees to cover defendants' legal costs....

 2021-11-23 15:52 

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Does the House Build Back Better Bill Violate the Limits on Conditional Spending?...

The bill cuts health care funding in states that refused to accept the ACA's Medicaid expansion in ways that might violate NFIB v. Sebelius....

 2021-11-23 13:30 

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What Is Web3 and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?...

Meet the new hype cycle about new tools for online decentralization....

 2021-11-23 13:01 

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Another Case About "Bringing About the Difficulty"...

I've been reading up recently on whether someone can be stripped of self-defense rights on the grounds that he "brought about the difficulty" by going some place where he knew or should have known he would likely need to use deadly force to de...

 2021-11-23 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 23, 1804...

11/23/1804: President Franklin Pierce's birthday. He would appoint Justice John Archibald Campbell to the Supreme Court....

 2021-11-23 11:00 

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Meet the New Boss in Azerbaijan...

A look at Azerbaijan's rampant corruption, unfair elections, and flimsy institutions...

 2021-11-23 09:00 

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Brickbat: Let Nothing You Dismay...

Dr. Theresa Tam, chief public health officer of Canada, says Christmas caroling is unsafe. Tam says that even those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 should stay away from indoor singing this year. She says if people do attend any indoor events, espec...

 2021-11-23 01:13 

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What to do about deplatformed data?...

Episode 384 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2021-11-22 22:30 

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He Wouldn't Wear a Mask on a Bus. One Thing Led to Another, and He Ended Up Dying in Jail....

Given the dangers of jails and prisons, the pettiest of crimes can become death sentences....

 2021-11-22 22:20 

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Is Fentanyl-Tainted Marijuana 'Something Real' or 'Just an Urban Legend'?...

The meager evidence cited by Connecticut officials makes their warnings seem overwrought....

 2021-11-22 22:06 

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Man Faces 30-Year Sentence in the Self-Defense Case Everyone Ignored Last Week...

Some are using Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal to argue for harsher laws and punishments. Andrew Coffee IV's case is a study in why that's an awful idea....

 2021-11-22 21:50 

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Conservatives Should Resist the Urge To Blame Bail Reform for the Waukesha Parade Deaths...

The D.A.'s office has said that Darrell Brooks bail was set "inappropriately low."...

 2021-11-22 21:36 

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The First Amendment Protects Everyone, Even Facebook and Twitter...

Florida passed a law to stop big tech "censorship."; But the law itself tramples First Amendment rights....

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