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July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296215

Nick Sibilla of the Institute for Justice describes Sacramento and Washington, DC’s ill-advised plans to use the threat of eminent domain to acquire property to build sports stadiums on:

In less than a week, two capital cities are preparing to use eminent domain to build professional sports stadiums. Talk ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296220

Novelist Alice Walker was invited, then disinvited, from speaking at the Univeristy of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women’s fifiteth anniversary celebration. Walker claims that the disinvitation came because of pressure from pro-Israel donors. The Center claims that they just decided that they erred in inviting such a ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296218

Cool keyboard shortcut in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer; repeating it reopens the one closed before that, and so on, apparently up to 10. On Macs, it’s said to be Command-Shift-T. I didn’t know that, and I suspect many of our readers didn’t, either, so I thought I’d ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296219

On June 4, 2013, President Obama made three nominations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  It remains to be seen how many of these nominees will be confirmed to this essential court. Republicans are in no rush to fill more seats on this Circuit, ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296217

This is a reply to Professor Sherry about her argument that courts should strike down more legislation. In her reply to my critique of that argument, she explains that that her mini empirical study was merely intended as confirmation that striking down more laws is good because ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296216

Having written extensively on the problem of voter ignorance, I was pleased to have the opportunity to write an article on the related problem of juror ignorance for the William and Mary Law Review Symposium on the Jury as a Political Institution. Although jury ignorance is a significant ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296192

Acclaimed avant-garde theatre company Elevator Repair Service (ERS) will soon present the world-premiere of their new show, Arguendo, at the Public Theater in New York City. Arguendo is a dramatization of the oral argument of Barnes v. Glen Theatre, an important Supreme Court case about nude ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296191

Today the White House formally released the names of the committee of “outside experts” to review the NSA’s surveillance practices. A fifth name was added to the list beyond the four leaked last week: Professor Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago Law School. I debated ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296189

In response to my recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, David Whittington writes in to the Journal with a nice Lincoln quote from 1838: “As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and laws, let every ...


July 2, 2014, 11:43 pm, 1296190

Ilya’s post about the unconstitutionality of a military intervention in Syria and Jack Goldsmith’s post about the problem under international law prompted me to wonder: Should we feel the same way about Presidential violations of domestic and international law, or are the two kinds of law morally ...