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 2021-11-04 17:43 

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Dismissing Appointed Volunteer City Board Member for Her Speech (or Refusal to Speak) Doesn't Violate First Amendment...

The rules for political appointees to such boards are different from the rules for ordinary government employees....

 2021-11-04 17:30 

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A Truck Driver With a Few Thousand Bucks and an iPhone Just Toppled New Jersey's Most Powerful Lawmaker...

Edward Durr's incredible upset victory over New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is worth celebrating....

 2021-11-04 16:50 

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University of Florida Bans Professors From Testifying Against State Voting Law...

"Outside activities that may pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida create a conflict for the University of Florida," said the university in a statement....

 2021-11-04 16:13 

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Diversity Can't Save Eternals. It's a Cosmic Disaster....

Marvel's latest superhero epic is a boring movie about boring people....

 2021-11-04 14:32 

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A Ministerial Exemption for the OSHA Mandate?...

The 490-page rule says surprisingly little about religious liberty....

 2021-11-04 13:55 

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OSHA (Finally) Issues Emergency Standard Mandating Large Employers Require Vaccination or Testing...

The federal standard contains some carve outs that were not part of the White House announcement, likely to help insulate rule from legal challenge....

 2021-11-04 13:43 

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61 Days Later, Biden Administration Releases 490-Page OSHA Mandate...

I suspect complaints will be filed soon across the country....

 2021-11-04 13:30 

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Joe Biden Says Families Separated at Border Won't Be Receiving $450,000 Settlements...

Plus: Children's vaccine passports in San Francisco, investors' inflation fears are on the rise, and more......

 2021-11-04 12:37 

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Why Not Pseudonymous Litigation? The Value to the Public of Access to Party Names...

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 courts generally view pseudonymous litigation as denying valuable information to the public; I'll have more...

 2021-11-04 12:01 

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The Return of Anthony Comstock, Part 2: The Comeback Trail...

Things have turned around for Anthony Comstock of late. The old anti-smut crusader, who defined the role of the professional censor, and whose obsessions blotted out the law of free speech for more than 40 years beginning in the 1870s, was all but forgott...

 2021-11-04 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 4, 1992...

11/4/1992: Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah argued....

 2021-11-04 10:30 

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What Happened to the Former Soviet Republics?...

Exploring the long-tail consequences of the evil empire in its many forms...

 2021-11-04 10:00 

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Remittances Bolster—and Limit—Armenia's Potential...

Remitting took off during the Soviet period and has remained high over the years due to lack of domestic economic opportunity....

 2021-11-04 08:00 

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Brickbat: Come and Knock on Our Door...

A Bradenton, Florida, woman said officers from U.S. Marshals Service pulled her and her baby out of their apartment at gunpoint. She says they left without an explanation or an apology after realizing they were at the wrong apartment. The Marshals Service...

 2021-11-04 04:55 

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The First Roberts Page?...

In NYS Rifle & Pistol Chief Justice Roberts asked a 32-line question....

 2021-11-04 03:42 

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Guns, Terms, and Deals...

Deciding NYS Rifle & Pistol and Dobbs in the same term....

 2021-11-04 01:39 

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Fourth Circuit Affirms: No Heckler's Veto; Fear of Violent Reaction to Speakers' Views Can't Justify ......

denial of access to government property, even in a "nonpublic forum" or "limited public forum"...

 2021-11-03 20:50 

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After Years of Complaints, the D.C. Jail Has Been Deemed Too Wretched for Some Inmates...

A 2016 Reason story detailed the D.C. Jail's long history of failure. Now the federal government is finally paying attention....

 2021-11-03 20:35 

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Garry Kasparov: Greatest Soviet Chess Champion on the Awful System That Created Him...

The grandmaster and human rights activist talks about the lessons the world—especially American democratic socialists—must remember three decades after communism's collapse....

 2021-11-03 20:20 

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Cops Arrested Her for Exercising Her First Amendment Rights. They Got Qualified Immunity—but the Appeals Court Wasn't Having It....

"This is not just an obvious constitutional infringement—it's hard to imagine a more textbook violation of the First Amendment."...

 2021-11-03 19:20 

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Are Kids Stealing Because TikTok Made It Seem Cool, or Is the 'Devious Licks' Freakout Yet Another Adult-Led Moral Panic?...

TikTok's "devious licks" trend has earned the company and its teen users plenty of scorn. But what's actually going on?...

 2021-11-03 19:08 

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Supreme Court Seems Poised To Rule Against New York Gun Law...

A majority of the Court voiced skepticism about the state's conceal-carry licensing scheme....

 2021-11-03 18:53 

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Mad, Trump-Averse Parents Finally Had Someone To Vote Against...

Politicians continue to ignore—or insult—independents at their peril....

 2021-11-03 18:39 

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The Right to Ask Government Officials Questions...

The Die Hard 2 Principle makes a special appearance....

 2021-11-03 18:35 

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Oregon Town Bans Church Soup Kitchens From Serving Meals More Than 2 Days a Week...

Rev. Bernie Lindley of Brookings' St. Timothy's Episcopal Church says that the new rules violate his First Amendment rights, and that he won't comply with them....

 2021-11-03 18:15 

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Why I Left California for Florida...

The Golden State is terribly run, but that's not the main reason from my move. Most of life isn't about politics, thankfully....

 2021-11-03 17:40 

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Cleveland Votes for More Police Oversight, While Minneapolis Rejects Abolishing, Replacing Cops...

The obvious lesson is that, yes, people want reform and better police conduct, not necessarily broad, vague plans to replace them....

 2021-11-03 17:37 

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"The Truth About Guns" Discussion of Today's Second Amendment Argument...

The 40-minute long discussion included our own David Kopel, Joseph Greenlee (Firearms Policy Coalition), Cody Wisniewski (Mountain States Legal Foundation), Louis Bonham (The Truth About Guns), and me. https://youtu.be/blfYFDtVoNk...

 2021-11-03 17:15 

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School Board Sued for Censoring Residents and Erasing Criticism...

The Pennsbury School Board is not only chilling speech, but also editing out community members' critiques of the school board from YouTube videos of their meetings....

 2021-11-03 16:15 

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It's Still the Economy, Stupid (Not Critical Race Theory or Trans Bathrooms)...

One of the hardest political lessons to learn is that pocketbook issues are the main driving force of electoral successes and failures....

 2021-11-03 13:30 

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In Gangbuster Night for Republicans, Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor's Race...

Plus: The Twin cities both say yes to rent control, Eric Adams will be the next mayor of New York City, and more......

 2021-11-03 12:57 

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The Second Letter from the Academic Freedom Alliance to the University of Florida...

A requirement that professors serving as expert witnesses against the state do so pro bono is still unconstitutional...

 2021-11-03 12:01 

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The Return of Anthony Comstock, Part 1: The Prodigal Censor...

Anthony Comstock has been dead for 106 years and is largely forgotten, but lately he is having quite the comeback. Comstock, America's most notorious anti-vice crusader of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is the subject of several re...

 2021-11-03 11:42 

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Glenn Youngkin Defeated Terry McAuliffe Because Democrats Betrayed Parents...

From COVID-19 closures to critical race theory, Republicans can fix schools by giving families more choice....

 2021-11-03 11:00 

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Sen. Josh Hawley Joins Chinese Communists in Fretting Over Manhood...

Authoritarians see masculinity as so fragile that it needs to be reinforced by the state....

 2021-11-03 11:00 

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Today in Supreme Court History: November 3, 1845...

11/3/1845: Chief Justice Edward Douglass White's birthday....

 2021-11-03 10:40 

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Surprising support for the right to bear arms...

Reading the cited sources Everytown's amicus brief...

 2021-11-03 08:00 

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Brickbat: The Moral of the Story...

In Canada, the Waterloo Region District School Board has begun a review of every book in every library in its school system to identify and remove all books it feels are "harmful to staff and students." "We recognize as our consciousness aroun...

 2021-11-03 04:30 

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Congress Spends More on Defense Than the Next 10 Countries Combined...

We can't afford to keep funding defense contractors' cost overruns....

 2021-11-03 04:01 

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The Texas Abortion Ban Is a Roadmap to Privatized Oppression...

Even justices who take a dim view of Roe v. Wade recognize the law's chilling implications....

 2021-11-03 03:26 

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Social science on the right to bear arms...

Doomsday warnings don't hold up...

 2021-11-03 00:55 

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A Scathing Rejection of the Case Against Four Drug Companies Highlights Misconceptions About the 'Opioid Crisis'...

A California judge said the four jurisdictions that filed the lawsuit failed to prove a "public nuisance" or "false advertising."...

 2021-11-02 22:30 

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On The Eve of NYS Rifle & Pistol, A Correction in the New York Times...

The paper of record corrects the record about Rogers v. Grewal. Here is the revised graf: In a dissent last year, Justice Clarence Thomas agreed that the constitutional text supports a right to carry guns in public. "It would take serious linguistic g...

 2021-11-02 22:12 

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Robert Corn-Revere Guest-Blogging About "The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder"...

I'm delighted to report that Robert Corn-Revere, one of the leading media lawyers in the country, will be guest-blogging this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday about his new book, The Mind of the Censor and the Eye of the Beholder: The First Amendment a...

 2021-11-02 22:02 

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End the Epicycles of Roe...

The only way to shut down the "ad hoc nullification" machine is to overrule Roe...

 2021-11-02 21:25 

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A Tax Break for the Rich Could End up Being the Largest Part of the 'Build Back Better' Plan...

Removing the cap on the state and local tax deduction would be a massive tax break for wealthy Americans who choose to live in high-tax states....

 2021-11-02 21:09 

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Limiting Principles and the Texas SB 8 Case - Why Texas' Law is a Greater Slippery Slope Menace than a Ruling Against it Would be...

If Texas' SB 8 subterfuge works, it would be a dangerous road map for attacking other constitutional rights. The slippery slope risks on the other side are minor by comparison....

 2021-11-02 20:40 

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Facebook Is Shuttering Its Face Recognition System...

Privacy advocates applaud the move....

 2021-11-02 19:30 

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Biden Wants To Wrap Preschools in Red Tape...

"Free" preschool will cost the government a lot of money....

 2021-11-02 19:27 

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The Law of Pseudonymous Litigation...

I've just finished up a draft of this article; you can read the PDF, but here's an excerpt from the Introduction: For many litigants these days, one of the most important questions is: Can I keep my name, and its connection to the case and its fac...

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