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 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....

 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....

 2022-01-13 09:00 

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Brickbat: And the Horse You Rode in on, Too...

French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron said his COVID-19 policy is to "piss off" those who aren't vaccinated. "As for the non-vaccinated, I really want to piss them off," he said in an interview. "And we will continue to do this, to...

 2022-01-13 08:01 

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Thursday Open Thread...

What's on your mind?...

 2022-01-13 05:31 

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Quebec doesn't mandate vaccination; it taxes the unvaccinated!...

Chief Justice Roberts could not be reached for comment....

 2022-01-13 05:07 

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The New Voting Rights Bill Creates The Independent Office of Democracy Advance and Innovation...

To remove the director, the President must provide 30-days written notice to Congress....

 2022-01-13 03:05 

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The Good News About Coronavirus: We Have Less Than Half the Greek Alphabet Left!...

I mean, when we're done with the Greek letters, we've got to be done, right? Right? The bad news: You think o-micron is contagious, just wait until o-mega....

 2022-01-12 22:20 

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Michael Shellenberger: How Progressives Ruined American Cities...

The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties....

 2022-01-12 22:09 

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The FTC jumps into Log4j cleanup with one foot...

Episode 389 of the Cyberlaw Podcast...

 2022-01-12 22:01 

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The New York Times Posts Pro-Rent-Control Cringe...

The traditional case for rent control isn't made any more convincing by a Democratic Socialists of America dance number....

 2022-01-12 21:30 

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The U.S. Immigration System Needs To Do More To Help Uyghurs...

Their immigration struggles are indicative of broader issues in America's refugee and asylum infrastructure....

 2022-01-12 21:15 

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Lawsuit From Former Students Alleges Financial Aid Price Fixing at Elite Universities...

Federal subsidies for higher education lead to market distortions that affect financially needy students....

 2022-01-12 21:00 

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Cody Wilson Thwarts Another Attempt To Stop Ghost Guns...

The ATF is expected to adopt a new rule requiring that the metal parts hobbyists used to manufacture their DIY weapons be registered as legal firearms. So Cody Wilson made those parts unnecessary....

 2022-01-12 20:55 

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Prof. Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern) on the Emory Law Journal Controversy...

From his Chronicle of Higher Education article (registration required): It is now notorious that the Emory Law Journal commissioned and then tried to censor, as "hurtful and unnecessarily divisive," an article that denied the existence of systemic...

 2022-01-12 19:00 

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Democrats Can Beat a GOP Filibuster Without Wrecking Senate Rules...

Senate Democrats should avoid taking the easy, undemocratic way out....

 2022-01-12 18:38 

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No Liability for Netflix Over Teenage Suicides Supposedly Triggered by Thirteen Reasons Why...

Plaintiffs claimed that Netflix should be held liable, on the theory that "it had been warned by experts backed by decades of empirical research that child suicides and other profound psychological harm would occur if impressionable youths were target...

 2022-01-12 18:30 

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The FDA Finally Liberates French Dressing from 72-Year-Old Ingredient Mandates...

Why? A better question was why they were ever involved in the first place....

 2022-01-12 18:12 

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Should Sarah Palin's Masked Singer Appearance Be Admissible in Her Libel Trial Against the N.Y. Times...

The N.Y. Times' proposed trial exhibits include: 81 3/11/2020 Masked Singer Video - Reveal Inadmissible, say Palin's lawyers, saying they "will be asserting objections on January 17, 2022" to this document (and many others). From the N.Y. ...

 2022-01-12 18:05 

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New California Data Reinforce the Evidence That Omicron Is Less Virulent Than Delta...

Omicron patients were much less likely to have severe symptoms....

 2022-01-12 16:50 

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Elizabeth Warren Blames High Food Prices on Grocery Chains' 'Record' 1 Percent Profit Margins...

The Massachusetts senator advocated breaking up major grocery retailers with antitrust laws....

 2022-01-12 16:30 

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#MeToo/#TheyLied Among the Communists / "Anti-Fascists" / Left Anarchists: This Time About Personal Jurisdiction...

"The allegedly defamatory statements Ms. Legarde made included not just online posts but defamatory statements in calls and emails to six people whom Ms. Legarde allegedly knew were Vermont residents and who were associated with Plaintiff through Verm...

 2022-01-12 16:16 

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Court Depseudonymizes Plaintiff, After Evidence Arises Related to Plaintiff's Past Cases Emerges...

"Plaintiff has filed numerous lawsuits, several of which involve circumstances similar to this case. In some she has been permitted to proceed anonymously; in others, she has not. Regardless, Defendant maintains that Plaintiff is a 'vexatious liti...

 2022-01-12 16:09 

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Guest post from Phillip Hamburger: Before Judging Vaccines, the Court Should Judge Itself...

I am happy to share this guest post from Professor Phillip Hamburger of Columbia Law School. Phillip is also the President of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, which is involved with the ongoing mandate litigation. The Biden administration has imposed COV...

 2022-01-12 15:53 

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Dobbs and the Holdings of Roe and Casey...

Roe , overbreadth, and the reason why the statutes in Roe were unconstitutional on their faces....

 2022-01-12 14:35 

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Facebook Faces Federal Monopoly Lawsuit Again...

Plus: Warren versus grocery stores, Cruz versus the FBI, DOJ's new domestic terror unit, why so many people are quitting their jobs, and more......

 2022-01-12 14:00 

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Will New York Copy California's Most Successful Housing Reform?...

The Golden State's legalization of accessory dwelling units has produced a glut of new housing. New York area policymakers are trying to replicate the success....

 2022-01-12 13:30 

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China's Bitcoin Crackdown Is Good for America...

The U.S. dominated the mining marketplace in 2021....

 2022-01-12 12:00 

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Facebook Is a Snitch...

Social media accounts are windows into your activities, and the cops are watching....

 2022-01-12 12:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: January 12, 1932...

1/12/1932: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes resigns from the Supreme Court....

 2022-01-12 11:00 

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Andrew Yang Is Still Trying To Move Forward...

"We need to break up the duopoly, and the mechanical way to break up the duopoly is by shifting to open primaries and ranked choice votings so that every perspective has a shot."...

 2022-01-12 09:00 

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Brickbat: Unsportsmanlike Behavior...

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Faison has apologized for rushing the court at a high school basketball game and trying to pants a referee. Faison, chair of the state House Republican Caucus, was ejected from the game. Faison, whose son plays for one of the t...

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