(Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.)
How should the next Supreme Court Justice adjudicate? Following a lively debate on Cato Unbound, Evan Bernick responds to critics of judicial engagement, explaining why engagement is a modest proposal — but a crucially important one. Click here to read.
This week on the podcast: IJ litigators Diana Simpson and Robert Everett Johnson talk ballot selfies and 3-D printer gun speech.
In 2013, the NYPD threatened to shutter Sung Cho’s laundromat because undercover officers had sold stolen electronics there — not to Sung or his employees but to two members of the public. Given just days to prepare for a hearing (scheduled for Christmas Eve), Sung agreed to a settlement allowing the NYPD to conduct warrantless searches, to access his security cameras, and to impose fines and sanctions in the future without a prior hearing before a judge. Further, these conditions attach even if Sung sells the property, destroying its value to potential buyers and threatening Sung’s retirement security. Last week, IJ filed a class action on behalf of Sung and other ordinary innocent people victimized by the NYPD’s no-fault eviction dragnet. Read more here.