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Move to the Reason site

We’ve moved to the Reason site — at — as part of a new joint venture with Reason; if you aren’t redirected automatically, please click here. [...] The post Move to the Reason site appeared first on The Volokh Conspiracy.

Did Judge Martin Retire Because He Was Under Investigation? – UPDATED

Last July, Judge Boyce Martin announced his retirement from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Tonight, TPM reports that Martin made his decision “under a cloud of accusations that he had racked up nearly $140,000 in ‘questionable...Show More Summary

Federal Ban on Lobbyists’ Service on Advisory Committees May Violate the First Amendment

[UPDATE: Whoops, Jonathan beat me to it; I'm turning off comments, so people can post on that thread instead.] So holds Autor v. Pritzker (D.C. Cir. Jan. 17, 2014), a very interesting D.C. Circuit decision just handed down today. (Congratulates...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Grants Cert in Both Cell-Phone Search Cases

Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear both of the pending cell-phone search cases; as explained here, one case, Wurie, involves an old-style flip-phone, and the second, Riley, involves a modern smart phone. The Court modified the Questions...Show More Summary

D.C. District Court Judge Friedman (Clinton Appointee) Rejects Challenge to Obamacare Federal Exchange Subsidies

There’s a lot to absorb in Wednesday’s opinion, but I can’t get past this analysis: Why would Congress have inserted the phrase “established by the State under [42 U.S.C. § 18031]” if it intended to refer to Exchanges created by a state...Show More Summary

Are People Too Dismissive of Others’ Arguments or Not Dismissive Enough?

Economist Tyler Cowen argues that people too readily dismiss others’ arguments: One of the most common fallacies in the economics blogosphere — and elsewhere — is what I call “devalue and dismiss.” That is, a writer will come up with some critique of another argument, let us call that argument X, and then dismiss that argument altogether. Show More Summary

Why the Court should uphold Congress’s power in the Jerusalem Passport case

I am not thrilled that the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Jerusalem Passport Case, Zivotofsky v. Kerry. I continue to think the case is non-justiciable (though not for political question grounds rejected by the Court in their prior encounter with the case), for reasons I will explain in a subsequent post. Show More Summary

Move to the Washington Post Site

We’ve moved to the Washington Post site, as part of a new joint venture with the Post; if you aren’t redirected automatically, please click here. [...] The post Move to the Washington Post Site appeared first on The Volokh Conspirac...

The Economics of Credit Card Security

The WSJ has an interesting article today on the Target credit card security breach. As the article notes, the US card system is less secure than elsewhere in the world, most notably Europe, which has a “chip and PIN” system, which has a computer chip embedded in the card and requires the purchaser to insert a PIN as well to make a transaction. Show More Summary


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Brief Review of Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

This book, by journalist Charlie Savage was published six years ago, but I just finished it. It’s a well-written, well-researched critique of the George W. Bush’s Administration’s abuse of executive power based on often extremely dubious constitutional theories. Show More Summary

Canadian Prime Minister Harper on Israel

I think President Obama has been better to Israel than his critics acknowledge, and has been very pro-Israel by any standard except perhaps that of the prior two presidents, who were the most pro-Israel of any American presidents. But...Show More Summary

Some Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Here are some speaking engagements I will be doing in the next two weeks: Thursday, January 22: I will be delivering the annual Brennan Lecture at Oklahoma City University. My topic (picked because it interested the organizers) is “NFIB v. Show More Summary

Immigration and Political Freedom

I recently wrote a guest post for the Open Borders blog on migration and political freedom. The connection between the two is often ignored in debates over immigration policy. Here’s an excerpt: There is widespread agreement that political...Show More Summary

Was a Scientific Journal Canned for Disagreeing with the IPCC?

Copernicus Publications, “the innovative open access publisher,” recently announced it was terminating one of its journals, Pattern Recognition in Physics due to concerns about the journal’s editorial practices.  PRP was not even one-year old. Show More Summary

The Pot Bowl

It is perhaps worth mentioning that the two teams that made it to the Super Bowl on Sunday represent Colorado and Washington – the two states that recently legalized marijuana. If this somehow helps accelerate the recent decline in public...Show More Summary

Thanks for Help with Obsidian Finance v. Cox

I just wanted to thank the many people who helped me with Obsidian Finance v. Cox: Benjamin Souede of Angeli Ungar Law Group LLC, our pro bono local counsel for the motion for new trial in district court and for the motion to block plaintiff’s...Show More Summary

Two Toddlers Killed in Exorcisms in Maryland

So reports the Washington Post (thanks to Prof. Howard (Friedman) Religion Clause for the pointer): A Germantown mother and another woman accused of killing two toddlers and trying to kill two other children believed that they were releasing...Show More Summary

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