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An Originalist Defense of the Major Questions Doctrine

An Originalist Defense of the Major Questions Doctrine

the fact that the MQD applies a clear statement rule instead of applying close textual analysis isn’t novel or contrary to originalism. 

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Bad History at the Supreme Court?

Bad History at the Supreme Court?

The Dobbs opinion makes factual claims about the historical treatment of abortion — in the 1600s, but more importantly in the 1700s and 1800s.  Is this history incorrect? 

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Why overturning Roe v. Wade causes so much rage

Why overturning Roe v. Wade causes so much rage

to the pure political operative, an issue is just a weapon. It’s merely a tool you use to clobber the other guy.

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Supreme Court Effectively Grants Absolute Immunity to Federal Cops

Supreme Court Effectively Grants Absolute Immunity to Federal Cops

With these recent SCOTUS decisions (or non-decisions) the Court has now created nearly impenetrable absolute immunity for federal agents. It’s probably only a matter of time before we see similar immunity afforded state and local cops.

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An Insult to the 9th Amendment?

An Insult to the 9th Amendment?

Damon Root at Reason.com thinks the recent Dobbs decision is an “insult to the 9th Amendment.”

His position is based on two faulty premises

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A Tale of Two Courts

A Tale of Two Courts

I recently appeared on It’s Too Late with Alan Mosley to discuss the recent Supreme Court decisions.

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St. Louis Bans No-Knock Warrants

St. Louis Bans No-Knock Warrants

Under the new policy, “No police officer, or any public safety official acting under the authority of the City of St. Louis, Missouri, shall seek, execute, or participate in the execution of a no-knock search warrant at any location within the boundaries of the City of St. Louis, Missouri.” The order also prohibits St. Louis police from asking law enforcement agents outside of the city to execute no-knock warrants on their behalf.

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Supreme Court Makes It Even Harder to Sue Abusive Federal Agents

Supreme Court Makes It Even Harder to Sue Abusive Federal Agents

In other words, an agency investigating itself is sufficient protection of individual rights.

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