Contributor, The Volokh Conspiracy

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

In USA Today, Clark Neily and Evan Bernick of the Center for Judicial Engagement opine on the peril and promise of the president-elect’s potential Supreme Court nominees. Click here to read.

Previously on the podcast: due process on campus, elephant trophies, drug forfeiture, and puppycide most foul.

Colorado outsources the enforcement of its campaign-finance laws to the public at large, authorizing anyone to sue over alleged violations. Unsurprisingly, political insiders frequently use the law to harass opponents and critics. A First Amendment problem? We say so. Last year, IJ partnered with a Colorado mom, Tammy Holland, who had been sued by local school-board members over a newspaper ad she placed urging voters to familiarize themselves with school-board candidates. Last week, a magistrate judge recommended that her challenge proceed. Click here to read more.