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Today in Supreme Court History: April 15, 1931

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Josh Blackman

What Leaving Abortion Up to the States Really Means

Abortion Elizabeth Nolan Brown | 4.15.2024 11:30 AM A funny thing happens when you leave abortion access up to each state: Voters start to show...

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Biden Hints at Freedom for Julian Assange

Biden Administration J.D. Tuccille | 4.15.2024 7:00 AM It won't give him back the years he's spent in confinement, but WikiLeaks founder Julian...

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Iran Attacks Israel

Middle East Liz Wolfe | 4.15.2024 9:30 AM Iran's direct hit: On Saturday night, Iran launched 300 drones and missiles at Israel; the vast majority...

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Read the FCC's Crank Mail About Saturday Night Live

Television Matthew Petti | 4.15.2024 10:19 AM Is it a crime to take the Lord's name in vain on TV? Someone in Davidson, North Carolina, seems to...

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U.S. Defense Spending Continues To Spiral Out of Control

Defense Spending Varad Raigaonkar | 4.15.2024 6:00 AM How much the U.S. should allocate to the Department of Defense remains a contentious topic in...

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Varad Raigaonkar

Monday Open Thread

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Eugene Volokh

Brickbat: There for the Taking

Police Charles Oliver | 4.15.2024 4:00 AM An officer with London's Metropolitan Police, whose name has not been released, was placed on restricted...

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Charles Oliver

What Differentiates the Political Left and Right?

Liberalism Ilya Somin | 4.14.2024 7:52 PM If you follow political issues, you probably often see references to the "left" and the "right." These...

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 14, 1873

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Josh Blackman

Anti-Chinese Xenophobia Fueled America's First Drug War

War on Drugs Jacob Sullum | From the May 2024 issue Around 2 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 1875, a "posse of police" led by Captain William Douglass...

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Jacob Sullum

Biden Sends U.S. Forces To Protect Israel's Borders for the First Time Ever

Middle East Matthew Petti | 4.14.2024 10:15 AM This weekend's air raids in the Middle East set a lot of records. Iran carried out its first ever...

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Matthew Petti

Today in Supreme Court History: April 13, 1896

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Josh Blackman

David Boaz on Libertarianism, Ronald Reagan, and the 2024 Election

Libertarianism Nick Gillespie | From the May 2024 issue Few individuals have had a bigger impact on the libertarian movement than David Boaz, the...

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Minneapolis Is About To Kill Ride-Sharing

Regulation C. Jarrett Dieterle | 4.13.2024 7:00 AM Just last month, Seattle's disastrous attempt to enact a minimum wage for app-based food...

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"Pro-Palestine Protester Charged for Threatening to 'Murder' Bakersfield Lawmakers"

Free Speech Eugene Volokh | 4.13.2024 3:38 PM From Bakersfield Now (Jackson Walker): Officers escorted Riddhi Patel, 28, out of a Thursday meeting...

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Eugene Volokh

Walter Olson on "The Right's Bogus Claims about Noncitizen Voting Fraud"

Voting Ilya Somin | 4.13.2024 8:50 PM In a recent article at the UnPopulist website, my Cato Institute colleague Walter Olson (who is an election...

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Ilya Somin

Justice Barrett on the Takings Clause and the Police Power

Josh Blackman | 4.12.2024 2:33 PM After Justice Scalia's passing, the best writers on the Court are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kagan....

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Josh Blackman

Poll: Americans Don't Think All This Government Is Worth What We Pay for It

Taxes J.D. Tuccille | 4.12.2024 7:00 AM There were many reasons I left New York a quarter of a century ago, and taxes were just one among them. But...

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J.d. Tuccille

The Real Tax Gap

Taxes Eric Boehm | 4.12.2024 12:20 PM After listening to President Joe Biden or looking at polls of the general public, you might come away...

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Eric Boehm

Democrats Tank FISA Warrant Requirement

Surveillance Elizabeth Nolan Brown | 4.12.2024 3:02 PM A measure requiring federal agents to get a warrant before searching American communications...

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Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Supreme Court Rules there is no "Legislative Exception" to the Takings Clause

Takings Ilya Somin | 4.12.2024 4:10 PM   In Sheetz v. County of El Dorado , decided today, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that there is no "...

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Ilya Somin

Review: It's Cloned Mammoths vs. Billionaire Hunters in This New Sci-Fi Novel

Novel Peter Suderman | From the May 2024 issue Ray Nayler's debut novel, The Mountain in the Sea (2022), told an inverted version of a first...

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Review: What the Cities: Skylines II Flop Tells Us About Urban Planning

Video Games Christian Britschgi | From the May 2024 issue In the years since its 2015 release, Cities: Skylines set a new standard for...

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Getting Testy

College Peter Suderman | 4.12.2024 9:33 AM This is only a test: Yesterday, Harvard became the latest elite college to announce that it would...

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Peter Suderman

Ron DeSantis Signs Florida Bill Limiting How Close Bystanders Can Get to Police

Police C.J. Ciaramella | 4.12.2024 3:42 PM Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law today that will prohibit bystanders from...

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Civil War Is a Brutal, Intense No-Sidesing of American Political Divisions

Movies Peter Suderman | 4.12.2024 10:40 AM It is at least a little bit ironic that a movie titled Civil War , about a broken America at war with...

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Will American Troops Be Sucked Into an Israeli-Iranian War?

Middle East Matthew Petti | 4.12.2024 11:41 AM It looks like Israel and Iran are going to war, and the United States might join in. Two weeks ago,...

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Matthew Petti

Combat Disinformation With Better Norms, Not More Laws

Disinformation Steven Greenhut | 4.12.2024 7:30 AM In a typically unhinged social-media post last month, Donald Trump expressed the desire to jail...

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Steven Greenhut

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

Politics John Ross | 4.12.2024 3:30 PM Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature written by a bunch of people at the...

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John Ross

Is Greed Causing Shrinkflation?

Comedy Andrew Heaton | 4.12.2024 11:10 AM President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) are blaming corporate America for...

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Andrew Heaton

Poll: A Majority of Las Vegas Voters Don't Want To Pay for Athletics' New Stadium

Crony Capitalism Varad Raigaonkar | 4.12.2024 12:57 PM Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher's effort to relocate the baseball team to Las Vegas,...

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Varad Raigaonkar

"Former Cornell Student Pleads Guilty to Posting Online Threats Against Jewish Students on Campus"

Free Speech Eugene Volokh | 4.12.2024 11:30 AM From the Justice Department Wednesday: Patrick Dai, 21, formerly a junior at Cornell University and...

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Eugene Volokh

Don't Forget To Claim Drug Dealing Income on Your Taxes

IRS Joe Lancaster | 4.12.2024 4:30 PM As just about every American adult knows and is dreading, Monday, April 15, is Tax Day. Each year, taxpayers...

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Joe Lancaster

Brickbat: Too Sweet? Too Harsh.

Food Charles Oliver | 4.12.2024 4:00 AM In Nigeria, Chioma Okoli faces up to three years in prison and a fine of 7 million naira (around $5,600...

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Charles Oliver

Today in Supreme Court History: April 12, 1945

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Josh Blackman

Students Don't Have a Right to Use Public University Social Events for Their Own Political Orations,

Free Speech Eugene Volokh | 4.11.2024 7:05 PM A couple of people, both of whom I respect a great deal, asked me for a First Amendment analysis of...

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Eugene Volokh

States Keep Passing Unconstitutional Age-Verification Laws for Porn Sites

Pornography Emma Camp | 4.11.2024 4:46 PM Last Friday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a controversial bill requiring age verification for...

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Emma Camp

Thursday Open Thread

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Eugene Volokh

Journal of Free Speech Law: "'Falsely Shouting Fire,'" by Profs. Genevieve Lakier & Evelyn Douek

Free Speech Eugene Volokh | 4.11.2024 11:38 AM The article is here; the Introduction: Over one hundred years ago, in Schenck v. United States,...

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Today in Supreme Court History: April 11, 1862

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Hiring Opportunities with NCLA and SLF

Politics Josh Blackman | 4.11.2024 9:00 AM I am happy to pass along two hiring announcements. First, the New Civil Liberties Alliance is looking to...

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Josh Blackman

Brickbat: Missed It by That Much

Police Charles Oliver | 4.11.2024 4:00 AM In May 2023, the St. Louis County SWAT team used a battering ram to knock down the door to Brittany...

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Charles Oliver

Come Back With a Warrant

Fourth Amendment Eric Boehm | 4.11.2024 9:35 AM Spying stymied: The reauthorization of a warrantless electronic surveillance tool hit a snag in...

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Quiz: What Do You Know About the SAT?

Education Emma Camp | From the May 2024 issue In recent years, the tide turned against standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Once a...

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Emma Camp

Eclipse Report

David Post | 4.11.2024 10:14 AM What a day!  After two solid weeks of typical Vermont early spring weather—rain and snow and heavy cloud...

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Dormant Commerce and Corporate Jurisdiction

personal jurisdiction Stephen E. Sachs | 4.11.2024 9:05 AM Personal jurisdiction aficionados have been buzzing about the Court's decision last...

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Stephen E. Sachs

Jameel Jaffer (Knight Institute) and Me on "Campus Speech in the Shadow of the War"

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Eugene Volokh

"A Tale Of Two Protests: UVA v. Berkeley Law"

Free Speech Eugene Volokh | 4.11.2024 12:25 PM David Lat's latest item in his Original Jurisdiction newsletter; I thought it was very well done, as...

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Private Landowner in Mississippi Beats State Based on Interpretation of "1784 Spanish Land Grant"

Eugene Volokh | 4.11.2024 2:11 PM From last week's Mississippi Supreme Court decision in State v. Aldrich (opinion by Justice David Ishee): This...

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Critics of the Arizona Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling Seem Confused About What Judges Are Supposed To Do

Abortion Jacob Sullum | 4.11.2024 3:15 PM When the Arizona Supreme Court resurrected a sweeping 19th-century abortion ban on Tuesday, the four...

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J.D. Vance Thinks U.S. Steel's Shareholders Weren't Adequately Warned of J.D. Vance's Efforts To Block Sale

Economic Nationalism Eric Boehm | 4.11.2024 1:20 PM Shortly after Nippon Steel announced plans to purchase U.S. Steel, Sen. J.D. Vance (R–Ohio)...

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Nearly $100 Billion in COVID Relief Money Remains Unspent

Government Spending Joe Lancaster | 4.11.2024 2:15 PM Nearly $100 billion of money allocated to help state and local governments through the...

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Why Did Harvard Fire Martin Kulldorff?

Coronavirus Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe | 4.11.2024 12:00 PM At least 40 U.S. colleges still require a COVID vaccine, according to...

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Who's the bigger cybersecurity risk – Microsoft or open source?

Stewart Baker | 4.11.2024 12:27 PM There's a whiff of Auld Lang Syne about episode 500 of the Cyberlaw Podcast, since after this the podcast will...

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Misinformation Watchdogs Keep Failing Upward

Media Criticism Robby Soave | 4.11.2024 3:50 PM Kate Starbird is a University of Washington professor and the main character of a recent 60 Minutes...

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Second Amendment Roundup: Injunction Against Washington Magazine Ban Stayed Within Minutes

Stephen Halbrook | 4.11.2024 10:04 PM On April 8, Judge Gary B. Bashor of the Superior Court of Washington for Cowlitz County issued a summary...

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California Politician Proposes Bill Making It Illegal To Contact Employees After Working Hours

Labor Varad Raigaonkar | 4.11.2024 4:15 PM Establishing an equilibrium between your professional and personal life is no easy task. One California...

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Say No to This: America's Fiscal Norms Are in Decline

Fiscal policy Veronique de Rugy | 4.11.2024 3:30 PM Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle recently wrote that the best argument made in favor of...

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Berkeley Students Post Anti-Semitic Cartoons, Disrupt Dinner at Dean Chemerinsky's Home

Josh Blackman | 4.10.2024 5:20 PM Back in October, UC Berkeley Dean Erwin Chemerinsky wrote that "Nothing has prepared me for the antisemitism I...

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Arizona's Battle Against School Choice for Special Needs

School Choice Aaron Garth Smith | 4.10.2024 4:40 PM School choice opponents warn that students with disabilities lose their federal protections...

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Indiana Court Rejects Claim That Driver's Licenses Must Include Third Gender Option

Equal Protection Eugene Volokh | 4.10.2024 8:33 PM From Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles v. Simmons , decided yesterday by the Indiana Court of...

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Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and Common Carriers: Response to Adam Candeub

Free Speech Ilya Somin | 4.10.2024 10:37 PM In a recent guest post at this site, Prof. Adam Candeub has put up a thoughtful critique of my argument...

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Increased Voter Turnout Now Benefits Republicans

Voting Ilya Somin | 4.11.2024 12:45 AM Traditionally, Democrats and progressives have been sympathetic to policies intended to increase voter...

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