Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy

(Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.)

Responding to parent complaints, local school officials in Virginia banned a transgender student from using the boys’ bathroom. The Supreme Court recently granted review of the case. Back in April, we talked about the Fourth Circuit’s decision on the podcast (the discussion starts at 6:05).

It’s been nine months since the DEA and San Diego police raided James Slatic’s medical-marijuana business and seized the business’s assets, and still no one has been charged with a crime. James scrupulously followed the law, but his business remains shuttered, and his 35 employees are out of a job. Even worse, five days after the raid, San Diego police also seized $100,000 in personal funds — not only from James, but also from his wife and their two daughters, who have nothing to do with the business. The Slatics joined forces with IJ last week to get their money back and put an end to the abuse of civil forfeiture. Read more about the case here.