May 22, 2022 9:41 am

Understanding the Scope of Rumsfeld v. FAIR

In Rumsfeld v. FAIR (2006), the Court unanimously held that universities could be required to host military recruiters, even when the universities generally refused to host recruiters who discriminated based on (among other things) sexual orientation, and the military was indeed so discriminating. The Court also held that universities could even be required to include information…

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May 22, 2022 4:00 am

Today in Supreme Court History: May 22, 1807

5/22/1807: Aaron Burr is indicted on charges of treason. Chief Justice John Marshall would preside over Burr’s trial.

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May 22, 2022 3:00 am

Zora Neale Hurston’s Inconvenient Individualism

The author of Their Eyes Were Watching God defies easy political categorization.

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May 21, 2022 3:47 pm

Mainstream Political Argument Forbidden “in the Modern Public Square” of Facebook

Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s “Biological men have no place in women’s sports” post was apparently blocked as “hate speech.”

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May 21, 2022 6:50 am

Afro-Cuban Discriminated Against for Being Hispanic, Not Black

Here’s a curious case described in the Washington Post in 1980, one that didn’t make it into my forthcoming book on racial classifications: Miguel Sandoval arrived in Harlem in 1959 from Havana, where he’d been an outspoken advocate of better civil rights for black Cubans. Sandoval was Cuban, but he thought of himself primarily as…

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May 21, 2022 6:06 am

Federal Court Sanctions MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for “Frivolous” Legal Claims

A federal district court judge dismissed Lindell’s counterclaims against Dominion and Smartmatic, and Lindell may still be on the hook for defamation.

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May 21, 2022 5:30 am

Britain Finally Relaxes GMO Rules, But Advocates Want More Deregulation

New GMO rules are a good break from the E.U., but they don’t go far enough.

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May 21, 2022 4:00 am

Today in Supreme Court History: May 21, 2007

5/21/2007: Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly decided.

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May 21, 2022 3:00 am

The Perpetually Canceled Ludwig von Mises

“Hold on, now, you’re starting to sound like an anarchist…”

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May 20, 2022 3:14 pm

Should We Forgive Student Debt?

Listen to an Intelligence Squared US debate featuring Nick Gillespie.

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May 20, 2022 2:57 pm

Plaintiffs Can’t Challenge Supposed Disinformation by Government Agency, Unless It Affected Them Specially

From yesterday’s opinion in Ohio Stands Up! v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Hum. Servs., decided today by the Sixth Circuit (Judge Alice Batchelder, joined by Judges Eric Clay and Joan Larsen): Kristen Beckman and Douglas Frank … alleged that … defendants knowingly and intentionally published misleading and fraudulent data that overstated the number of…

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May 20, 2022 2:50 pm

Court Upholds Denial of Restraining Order for “Online Rants That [We]re False” About Petitioner

The trial court reasoned: “You guys … have a spat on Facebook…. Nobody cares about these s[p]ats. Just block them and move on.”

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May 20, 2022 2:29 pm

Richmond’s Limits on Ads on City Buses Struck Down as Unreasonably Vague

From White Coat Waste Project v. Greater Richmond Transit Co., decided today (quite correctly, I think) by the Fourth Circuit (Judge Julius Richardson, joined by Chief Judge Roger Gregory and Judge Paul Niemeyer): When White Coat Waste Project tried to run an advertisement denouncing animal experimentation with the Greater Richmond Transit Company, the ad was…

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