The new editor in chief of the student-edited National Security Law Journal has recognized that it was a "mistake" to publish a ridiculous article advocating the targeting of law professors critical of government policy in the War on Terror, as "enemy combatants." The incident highlights some of the shortcomings of student-edited law reviews - and how they can be reduced.
Secessionists often argue that independence will help their region prosper. By contrast, opponents routinely predict that secession will be an economic disaster. The evidence, however, is mixed. The economic consequences of secession depend on circumstances, and on the policies adopted by the new nation.
Donald Trump's candidacy has rekindled the constitutional debate over birthright citizenship, and whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the United States. While the issue isn't an easy one, defenders of birthright citizenship have the better of the argument.
Donald Trump has a history of lobbying government to use eminent domain seize property from homeowners and small businesses who refuse to sell to him.
Donald Trump and other immigration restrictions argue that we must restrict migration because a nation cannot exist without borders. This oft-heard claim is false. Borders serve many other functions besides restricting migration. And nations - including the US for much of its history - have often existed without restricting peaceful migration.
My book is now out in an Italian translation, published by the Istituto Bruno Leoni.
Co-blogger Orin Kerr offers a thoughtful critique of my and Glenn Reynolds' defense of jury nullification. Some of his points are well-taken. But, on balance, jury nullification is still preferable to the realistically feasible alternatives.