November 1, 2023 10:33 pm

More On Both-Sidesism

On the theme of both-sidesism, let me draw an analogy. During the Great Awokening, there was a common call-and-response: the left would would say “Black Lives Matter,” and the right would respond “All Lives Matter.” The purpose of this response was obvious: to draw attention to the fact that there are many types of oppression…


November 1, 2023 9:01 pm

Spending Recklessly in Good Times Is a Recipe for Disaster in Bad Times

Years ago, when interest rates were low, calls for the federal government to exercise fiscal restraint were dismissed. That was unwise.

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November 1, 2023 4:13 pm

A Rare Order Calling for Defendant-Side Pseudonymity,

and a much more common rejection of plaintiff-side pseudonymity.

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November 1, 2023 3:07 pm

Supreme Court Roundup: Not all History is Created Equal

Bruen directs the proper approach to historical analogue laws in Rahimi.


November 1, 2023 2:46 pm

Is Our Money Broken?

Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook at 1 p.m. Eastern for a discussion with Lyn Alden about her new book, Broken Money.

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November 1, 2023 1:10 pm

A Little Too Much Sex on Plaintiff’s Mind?

From Kamdem-Ouaffo, PhD v. Colgate Palmolive Co., filed yesterday by Judge Claire C. Cecchi (D.N.J.); the lawsuit is a spinoff of an underlying lawsuit over “alleged misappropriation of Plaintiff’s proprietary pet food flavoring information”: Defendants also note that, throughout his filings and in correspondence with the parties, Plaintiff has made a number of inappropriate assertions. For…


November 1, 2023 10:00 am

87% of Americans Want Politicians To Do Something Before Social Security Runs Out of Money

Entitlement reform has long been considered a third rail in American politics, but that perspective might be changing.

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November 1, 2023 7:47 am

Capitalism Made Us All Richer. So Why Are We Unhappy?

A Q&A with Johan Norberg, author of the book Elon Musk calls “an excellent explanation of why capitalism is not just successful, but morally right.”

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November 1, 2023 6:38 am

Government Blocking of “Tornado Cash” Cryptocurrency-Related Service Was Legal, Didn’t Violate First Amendment

From Monday’s opinion by Judge T. Kent Wetherell, II (N.D. Fla.) in Coin Center v. Yellen (for a similar decision, see this August post about Van Loon v. Dep’t of Treasury): Plaintiffs argue that [the government’s restriction on the use of] Tornado Cash [a mechanism for further anonymizing cryptocurrency transactions] violated the First Amendment because…

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November 1, 2023 6:30 am

Safety First

Plus: Israeli forces get close to Gaza City, scenes from the Sam Bankman-Fried trial, mini-millionaires, and more…

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November 1, 2023 6:00 am

The Southeastern Legal Foundation Is Hiring

“SLF is hiring Litigation Attorneys who are committed to putting their courtroom, legal strategy, and communication skills towards advancing our public interest mission.”

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November 1, 2023 5:44 am

No Pseudonymity in Disability Discrimination / Forced Labor Claim by Terrorism Expert Against Middlebury College

From D.C. Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman’s decision two weeks ago in Doe v. President & Fellows of Middlebury College: Plaintiff brought this lawsuit against numerous defendants [including American University, George Washington University, and Middlebury College -EV] alleging inter alia employment discrimination, harassment, forced labor, trafficking in labor or commercial sex acts, and bias-related crime.…

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November 1, 2023 5:01 am

“There Will Be No Rambo Tactics, Acerbic Shrillness, or Other Forms of Elementary School Behavior”

From Judge Fred Biery’s Court Advisory, this one from Nine Line Apparel, Inc. v. Sergio, but apparently normal for his cases: As this case begins, the Court wishes to apprise counsel and the parties of the Court’s expectations concerning the conduct of discovery and other matters: Subject to matters of privilege, the Court expects the…

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