Some factual claims made in amicus briefs are poorly sourced and may not be accurate. Yet they can still find their way into Supreme Court opinions.
The Sixth Circuit reversed the hate crime convictions for improper jury instructions, avoiding the underlying federalism issues in the case.
Is a Dutch website arranging for the supply of drugs for "medical abortions" around the world (including in places where those drugs are illegal) breaking the law, or not? Who decides that?
I am not a big fan of the EU’s “right to be forgotten,” but it has one silver lining. I was noodling around with Google’s ever-more-baroque implementation of the principle this weekend, and I discovered that it offers a quick and cheap way to discover just how famous Google thinks you are. To understand how […]
"To weed the Muslims out from the infidels, terrorists asked people to recite the shahadah [and other questions about Islam] to prove their faith.... The wrong answer meant death.... If one of us [Muslim or not] ever finds herself in a situation similar to that of Westgate Mall victims, could even a rudimentary knowledge of Islam save us?"
"The Hicks family donated to the museum one of the shotguns used to protect the family and white civil workers that night in 1965."
Prof. Victor Mair (Language Log) has the answer.
Back in June, I noted John Goodman’s strange departure from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), the Dallas-based think tank he founded in 1983 and ran for thirty years. Goodman claimed he was ousted in a “coup” while the NCPA Board maintained Goodman was ousted for misconduct. Now D CEO magazine reports that the conflict between Goodman […]
The Federalist Society has posted as a podcast my recent teleforum (with Bill Himpler) on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” here. Also, for those who prefer your books in electronic form, Oxford has now made the book available in an ebook format for a much lower price than the hardback.
Russia's invasion of eastern Ukraine and other efforts to promote secessionist movements in that region are just as illegal and immoral as its earlier occupation of Crimea. In one significant respect, they are even more reprehensible.