Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • Opinion

Exploding rifle targets, a SWAT raid over tea leaves, and the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.

  • Opinion

Many stun gun bans have been repealed, struck down, or repealed as a response to legal challenges; but Massachusetts and New York are defending theirs.

  • Opinion

Some travelers think the FAA should do something about ever-dwindling legroom and comfort on airplanes.

  • Opinion

When governments search places unknown, what are the risks to international relations and international law?

  • Opinion

But any such viewpoint-based exclusion from a government-owned concert venue would violate the First Amendment.

  • Opinion

A radio DJ was fired because Taylor Swift accused him of improperly touching her, and lawsuits ensued.

  • Opinion

A federal district court decision in an otherwise much lower-profile case in Loudoun County, Virginia seems to cut in favor of the @RealDonaldTrump challengers' theory (though note that district court decisions aren't binding precedent).

  • Opinion

The ACLU's hysterical broadside against the bill contradicts decades of precedent and practice.

  • Opinion

Jeff Sessions' new assault on sanctuary cities is unconstitutional for much the same reasons as Trump's executive order. It too undermines federalism and separation of powers.

  • Analysis

My 1998 article "Voter Ignorance and the Democratic Ideal" is now available online for free. Sadly, many of the issues it raises are even more relevant today than twenty years ago.

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