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 2021-11-14 11:00 

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Communism Destroyed Russian Cooking...

Soviet rule promised abundance. Instead it brought misery and starvation....

 2021-11-13 22:39 

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Is The Threat of Termination For Failure To Get Vaccinated Irreparable Harm?...

Justice Gorsuch said yes. Justice Barrett may have thought no....

 2021-11-13 20:54 

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#FedSoc2021 and Dobbs...

Synthesizing three days of debate and discussion....

 2021-11-13 14:19 

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Sealing Motion in Title IX Appeal...

KC Johnson (Academic Wonderland) reported Sunday: Over the past six years, each U.S. Court of Appeals (outside of D.C. and the Federal Circuit) has featured at least one oral argument by an accused student in a Title IX case. The Sixth Circuit—with ...

 2021-11-13 13:55 

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Malice or Incompetence?...

From Raila v. Cook County Officers Electoral Bd., decided Monday by Judge Thomas M. Durkin (N.D. Ill.): An adage known as "Hanlon's Razor" says, in its most polite form, that we should not "infer malice from conduct that can be adequately ...

 2021-11-13 13:00 

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Government Officials Hunger for More Revenue Through Food Taxes...

Inflation isn't the only reason some folks may be paying more for dining and groceries....

 2021-11-13 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 13, 1856...

11/13/1856: Justice Louis Brandeis's birthday....

 2021-11-13 11:00 

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The Anarchic Interlude...

In 1990s Prague, wonderful things happened in the chaotic space between the end of communism and the rise of its replacement....

 2021-11-13 05:19 

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Fifth Circuit Grants Stay Pending Review in OSHA Vaccine Mandate Case...

The Circuit Court lottery will be held on Tuesday....

 2021-11-12 23:02 

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How Many People Did NIH Director Francis Collins Kill?...

He ordered Moderna to slow down vaccine trials to recruit more "people of color" for no valid scientific reason...

 2021-11-12 22:25 

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Cop Kills 8-Year-Old Girl; Two Teens Charged With Her Murder...

Fanta Bility's death has revived an under-the-radar debate about the doctrine of transferred intent....

 2021-11-12 22:23 

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No First Amendment Right to Obstruct Diplomatic Motorcades...

From U.S. v. Jin, decided Oct. 15 by a D.C. Circuit panel (Judges Rogers, Jackson, and Silberman), but just posted on Westlaw: This case arises from the conviction of Yuehua Jin for interfering with the progress of a diplomatic motorcade that was travelin...

 2021-11-12 22:05 

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The Justice Department Says in New Lawsuit That Uber's Wait Fees Discriminate Against the Disabled...

The government argues that the company is violating the ADA by charging wait fees to disabled customers who take longer to board vehicles....

 2021-11-12 21:50 

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Furious Activists Walk Out of U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow...

The policies and technologies they reject as "false solutions" would actually work to mitigate climate change....

 2021-11-12 21:05 

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"Who Decides" by Jeffrey S. Sutton...

A must-read book from the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit....

 2021-11-12 21:00 

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

Defaming the police, self-serving affidavits, and drunk confessions....

 2021-11-12 21:00 

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Biden Administration, School Board Association Colluded To Direct FBI Scrutiny at Parents Who Were Critical of School Boards...

The National School Boards Association considers aggrieved parents essentially "domestic terrorists," and the FBI agreed to crack down on them....

 2021-11-12 19:50 

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A Federal Vaping Tax Is Bad Policy and Bad Politics...

The proposed vaping tax has caused a third Democrat to join Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema in opposing the bill....

 2021-11-12 19:10 

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A Ruling Against Greg Abbott Suggests Federal Law May Require Schools To Mandate Masks...

A federal judge concluded that the Texas governor's ban on mask mandates illegally discriminated against students with disabilities....

 2021-11-12 19:00 

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Yellowjackets Wrings Thrills and Mystery Out of Tragedy and Survival...

Showtime series follows the lives of teen girls who survived a plane crash....

 2021-11-12 17:52 

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Why Not Pseudonymous Litigation? Burdens on the Judicial Process...

I'm putting up some excerpts from my new draft article, The Law of Pseudonymous Litigation, hoping to get some feedback. This one is on why some courts view pseudonymity as burdening the judicial process; I'll have more soon on reasons that suppor...

 2021-11-12 17:43 

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Emerson College Conduct Board Finds "China Kinda Sus" Stickers to Be Forbidden "Discriminatory Conduct"...

Appalling that an American university, which had publicly committed itself to free expression, would thus censor criticism of a foreign government (whether China, Israel, or any other)....

 2021-11-12 17:17 

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D.C. Circuit Concludes Trailers Are Not "Motor Vehicles"...

A partially divided panel concludes the Environmental Protection Agency may not regulate trailers as "motor vehicles."...

 2021-11-12 17:01 

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DC Circuit Temporarily Blocks Release of White House of January 6 Documents...

A panel of the court will hear Trump's challenge to the release of material on an expedited basis....

 2021-11-12 16:45 

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A Simple Step To Reduce Climate Change: More Trees...

Planting trees as a partial solution to climate change has broad bipartisan appeal....

 2021-11-12 14:40 

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The White House Says More Government Spending Will Fix Inflation...

Plus: Administrative bloat conquers Yale, the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow wraps up, and more......

 2021-11-12 13:01 

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Court Rejects Negligence Lawsuit Against Armslist Over Murder Using Gun Bought in Armslist-Facilitated Transaction...

The court takes a narrow view of 47 U.S.C. 230(c)(1), but rejects liability as a matter of state law: "public policy [with regard to how gun sales can be arranged] is more properly determined by the peoples' elected representatives rather than by ...

 2021-11-12 13:00 

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Government Regulation of Social Media Won't Protect Free Speech...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to put HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, the former California attorney general with a reputation for being a partisan hack, in charge of "health disinformation" online....

 2021-11-12 12:30 

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Review: Belfast...

Hard times....

 2021-11-12 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 12, 1975...

11/12/1975: Justice William O. Douglas resigns....

 2021-11-12 12:00 

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Thank the Government for the High Price of Holiday Meals...

But also be thankful that Americans have been spared the worst of soaring food costs....

 2021-11-12 11:30 

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Watching Mikhail Gorbachev Resign in Moscow...

The day the Soviet flag was lowered for the last time...

 2021-11-12 11:00 

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Archives: 1991 Edition...

Excerpts from Reason 's vaults...

 2021-11-12 09:00 

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Brickbat: Back to the Island...

A French court on the island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean, has fined actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot 20,000 euros ($23,000 U.S.) for describing some residents of the island as "degenerate savages." Bardot singled out ...

 2021-11-11 21:14 

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"Court Should Start with a Presumption That Art Is Art, Not a Statement of Fact"...

When should rap lyrics (or other works) be admissible as evidence on the theory that they reflect real events?...

 2021-11-11 20:15 

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What Pundits Get Wrong About Child Care and Paid Leave...

The media's hasty commentary on economic matters makes one question which reporters and pundits have educated themselves on the topics....

 2021-11-11 20:00 

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Dueling Dictionary Definitions Figure Prominently in the Legal Dispute Over OSHA's Vaccine Mandate...

Is the COVID-19 virus an "agent"?...

 2021-11-11 19:45 

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SCOTUS Has Made It Practically Impossible To Sue a Rights-Violating Federal Officer...

A new case asks whether a Border Patrol agent may be sued for alleged First and Fourth Amendment violations....

 2021-11-11 19:30 

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Let's Not Have a Bunch of Posturing Politicians Decide How Online Algorithms Should Work...

The latest bill to "fight big tech" could turn your online experience into a miserable slog....

 2021-11-11 18:30 

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Inflation Will Make Government Budget Problems Worse...

The cost of interest on the national debt will soon be a huge chunk of change....

 2021-11-11 18:10 

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China, India, and Russia Aren't Interested in Updating Their Emissions Targets Before 2025...

Meanwhile, the U.S.-China Joint Glasgow Declaration is "a stage-managed nothingburger."...

 2021-11-11 16:00 

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Alec Baldwin's Gun Proposals Will Not Make Hollywood Sets Safer...

Despite a tragic on-set death, there is no need to involve police officers in still more aspects of people's lives....

 2021-11-11 15:10 

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"Zombie" Voting at the Federal Trade Commission...

The FTC is apparently taking actions based upon votes cast by a Commissioner who is no longer on the Commission....

 2021-11-11 14:33 

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FBI Raid of James O'Keefe's House Is a Blow to Press Freedom...

Plus: Consumer prices surge, a Virginia school district talks openly about burning books, and more......

 2021-11-11 12:00 

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The Virginia Governor's Race Was an Advertisement for School Choice...

Children are too important to be entrusted to unions or government monopolies....

 2021-11-11 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 11, 1975...

11/11/1975: Virginia State Bd. of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc. argued....

 2021-11-11 11:00 

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Kazakhstan Kleptocracy...

Authoritarianism and abundant natural resources make a treacherous combination in Kazakhstan....

 2021-11-11 09:00 

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Brickbat: Justice Delayed...

In New York City, Judge Tamiko Amakar has overturned the 2018 conviction of Jason Serrano for resisting arrest after bodycam video showed one of the officers who arrested him appear to plant marijuana in the car Serrano was in. Serrano was charged with dr...

 2021-11-10 23:00 

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Joe Biden Invoked 'I, Pencil' To Explain Supply Chains, but He Seems To Have Missed the Point...

"Even products as simple as a pencil have to use wood from Brazil and graphite from India before it comes together at a factory in the United States," Biden said....

 2021-11-10 22:52 

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Police Officers' Libel Lawsuit Against Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant Can Go Forward...

From Judge Wallace Tashima's opinion (joined by Judges Milan Smith and Jacqueline Nguyen) in Miller v. Sawant, decided today by the Ninth Circuit (correctly, I think): Plaintiffs Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding ... are Seattle police officers who c...

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