Did you like the Singapore birthday math problem, but think it was too easy? I've solved that problem for you.
Emory law professor Sasha Volokh makes a guest appearance in paragraph 13 of this Los Angeles Magazine article.
It will soon be 3/14/15 at 9:26... how will you celebrate the greatest mathematical constant?
In Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n, the Supreme Court overrules the D.C. Circuit's obviously wrong Paralyzed Veterans doctrine, which required notice-and-comment rulemaking for some interpretive rules. Not bad. But beneath the case lie separate opinions about Auer deference, plus more separation of powers from Justice Thomas.
Within two weeks, two Justices use the phrase "still and all" in opinions... I blame the ducks.
In Whitman v. Am. Trucking Ass'ns (2001), Justice Thomas criticized the current non-delegation doctrine and suggested he'd be open to reconsidering it in a proper case. This is that case.
In his concurrence in Dep't of Transp. v. Ass'n of Am. Railroads, Justice Alito argues that the statute at issue in the case violates a number of separation-of-powers provisions. I concur in part and dissent in part.
Dep't of Transp. v. Ass'n of Am. Railroads raised fascinating questions about whether Congress can delegate power to private parties, and the interaction of the non-delegation doctrine with the Due Process Clause. Too bad the Court only answered the most boring question.
The standard explanation to the Monty Hall probability problem is not only imprecise but also wrong. It turns out the true explanation, based on conditional probabilities or Bayesian reasoning, has the double advantage of being not only correct but also not too hard to understand.
The Supreme Court has handed down N.C. Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, clarifying that state regulatory boards run by active market participants are subject to antitrust law just the same as private parties.