March 9, 2022 6:37 am

The Weird Politics of Biden’s Ban on Russian Oil and Gas

Plus: Misconceptions about public opinion, suit challenging D.C. therapy rules moves forward, and more…

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March 9, 2022 5:01 am

Court Dismisses Lawyer’s and Client’s $120M Libel Lawsuit Against Legal Newspaper

From Beres v. Daily Journal Corp., decided Monday by Judge William Dimitrouleas (S.D. Fla.): Plaintiff Christopher T. Beres, a Florida lawyer, and Plaintiff Andrew Delaney, one of Beres’ clients, bring one count for defamation against Defendant Daily Journal Corporation based on the Daily Journal’s publication of a two-part article…. The Amended Complaint alleges that on…

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March 9, 2022 4:00 am

Today in Supreme Court History: March 9, 1937

3/9/1937: President Roosevelt delivers a fireside chat on his Court-packing plan.

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March 9, 2022 4:00 am

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Further Hikes in Food Prices

Among his other crimes, Putin’s war increases the suffering of the world’s poor and hungry.

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March 9, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Officials in Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed to pay $460,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a family that had the door to their home knocked down by police who then held them at gunpoint. In an affidavit for a search warrant, Det. Joseph Tapp claimed a black man named Anthony McClain “is growing marijuana and…

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March 8, 2022 9:01 pm

Enforcing Abortion Bans Is Much Harder Than Passing Them

The experience in Texas shows that workarounds pose daunting obstacles to such laws.

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March 8, 2022 4:07 pm

Arrest for Chalking “Fuck Pigs!” and “Fuck the Cops” May Be Unconstitutional Retaliation

The Ninth Circuit doesn’t hold that the chalking ban is unconstitutional, but does conclude that Las Vegas arrests for chalking (as opposed to citations) may be so rare as to raise the inference that they were retaliation for the message.

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