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

New on the podcast: Special guest Clark Neily, vice president of criminal justice at the Cato Institute, talks police shootings, detaining a witness to a police shooting, and denying a pre-trial detainee access to a judge for 96 days.

Friends, we just received word that IJ litigator Erica Smith’s article on the unconstitutionality of excluding religious options from educational choice programs is Federalist Society Review’s most-read article this year. Huzzah! Click here to read about Blaine Amendments, which many states enacted in the 1800s to discriminate against Catholics, and which today remain the biggest obstacle to educational choice.