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More Police In Schools Is NOT The Answer

An example of security theater with proven negative social impacts

Queer Couples, Divorce, and Custody Rights

An ugly divorce exposes a gap in our legal structure.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

Clarence Thomas’ Continuing Conflict

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. Alas.

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Rittenhouse Takes: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The reactions to a verdict that were predictable (indeed, predicted) are over the top.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

An Example of Illegal Voting

An arrest underscores what the problem isn’t.

Voting is Too Hard

It’s not just Red states that put up too many barriers.

SCOTUS Refuses to Block Trump’s Illegal Wall

The Supreme Court isn’t taking much of a break this year.

Protestors Getting Hit By Cars

A researcher has documented 66 separate incidents since May 27.

Rhode Island Cracking Down on New Yorkers

Gina Raimondo has apparently lost her copy of the Constituiton.

Two Federal Courts Hand Trump Defeat On Border Wall

Two Federal Courts have blocked the Administration from diverting Defense Department funds to pay for the President’s border wall

Federal Court Blocks Alabama Abortion Law

A Federal District court Judge in Alabama has blocked implementation of that state’s latest attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Diversion Of Funds To Border Wall

A Federal Court has struck down the President’s diversion of funds for his border wall.

Trump Diverts Money From Military Families To Pay For Border Wall

The Trump Administration from projects to build on-base schools and daycare facilities to spend on his border wall.

Supreme Court Backs Trump On Border Wall Funding, For Now

The Supreme Court handed the President a victory last night, ruling that the Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging his funding of the border wall did not have standing to challenge his diversion of Defense Department funds. This may only be a temporary victory, though.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Threatened Immigration Raids Haven’t Happened

Another case where the cruelty is the point?

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Trump Administration Appears To Flip-Flop On Census

A day after appearing to have conceded the issue, the Trump Administration says it is still looking for a way to include a citizenship question on the ballot.

SCOTUS Lets Ruling In Favor Of Transgender Student Bathroom Access Stand

The Supreme Court let a ruling against students opposed to a school district policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity stand.

Lawsuit Filed Against Alabama’s Plainly Unconstitutional Abortion Law

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Alabama’s patently unconstitutional abortion law.

Virginia Judge Rules Automated Collection Of License Plate Data Illegal

A Virginia Judge has ruled that automated license plate collection systems violate state law.

Paul Manafort’s Sentence, Justice, And The Question Of Race

The relatively light sentence that Paul Manafort received is raising eyebrows. Hopefully it will lead to a long-overdue debate on sentencing reform.

Congress Needs To Fix The National Emergencies Act

Instead of merely seeking to block the President’s declaration of an “emergency” at the southern border, Congress should instead significantly amend the National Emergencies Act.

Congress Moves Forward With Legislative Challenge To Trump’s ‘National Emergency’

The House of Representatives has begin the process of challenging the President’s recent declaration of a ‘national emergency’ at the southern border.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Trump Over ‘Emergency’ Declaration

The American Civil Liberties Union has joined the list of groups with lawsuits against the President’s declaration of a “national emergency” at the southern border.

Florida Voters Approve Restoration Of Felon Voting Rights

Florida voters approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution that will restore the voting rights of as many as 1.2 million ex-felons and make it easier for future released felons to get their civil rights back.

SCOTUS To Consider Case On Employment Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

The Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take a case involving employment discrimination based on gender identity.

Federal Judge Strikes Down State Law Targeting Boycotts Aimed At Israel

For the second time this year, a Federal Court has struck down a state law designed to punish businesses that engage in a boycott aimed at Israel.

Texas Trying To Force Students To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

The State of Texas is arguing in Court that a school district can force a student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Georgia County to Vote on Closing Polling Stations

Care to guess the demographic makeup of the county?

Federal Judge In Indiana Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student

Another Federal Judge has ruled in favor of a transgender student seeking the right to use the gender that conforms to the gender they identify with.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Civil Asset Forfeiture Case

We may finally get a ruling applying the Excessive Fine Clause to the states and limiting the ability of police to confiscate property.

Voters Voting Voters Voting

Judge Strikes Down Kansas ‘Proof of Citizenship’ Voting Law

A federal trial court has ruled the practice an unconstitutional infringement on suffrage.

Immigration Outrages Preceded but Exacerbated by Trump

An inordinate amount of cruelty is being perpetrated in the name of border security. It’s only partly the fault of the current President.

U.S. Has ‘Lost’ 1,500 Immigrant Children And Now It’s Taking Children Away From Parents

The Trump Administration has lost track of nearly 1,500 children at the same time that it is implementing a new policy that will result in children who arrive at the border with their parents or other family members.

Two-Thirds of Americans Live in ‘Constitution-Free’ Zone

Enforcing our immigration and drug laws comes at the cost of fundamental rights.

Alan Dershowitz Hasn’t Changed

While longtime supporters have turned on the legendary attorney over his support of Donald Trump, he’s been astonishingly consistent.

Oliver North Named New President Of National Rifle Association

A blast from the past as Oliver North, who was once at the center of a major Washington scandal, is named President of the National Rifle Association.

Federal Court Strikes Down Law Requiring State Contractors To Promise They Won’t Boycott Israel

A Federal Judge In Kansas has blocked enforcement of a state law barring anyone who does business with the state from engaging in a boycott of Israel.

FBI ‘Fears Lasting Damage’ from Politicization of Investigations

A confusing new report from the Washington Post.

Two Federal Courts Block Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban Again

Two Federal Judges have issued orders blocking the latest version of President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Laws That Forbid Americans From Joining In Boycotts Violate The First Amendment

Arguments advanced by those advocating a bill that would prevent Americans from participating in a boycott of Israel would not violate the First Amendment appear to be without merit.

No, General Mattis Is Not Defying Trump On The Transgender Military Ban

Contrary to reports, Secretary of Defense Mattis is not defying the President on his order to bar transgender Americans from serving in the military.

Pair Of New Lawsuits Challenge Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

President Trump’s effort to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military faces two new legal challenges.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.