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“The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar”

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:25:14 +0000

Suzanne Lucas (Evil HR Lady), in her column at Inc., uses the Oxford comma trucking-hours case as a jumping-off point for a wider discussion of how the current workplace regulatory regime needs overhaul, starting (but not ending) with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, a long-obsolete, coercively paternalistic, hard-to-understand mess: Do I have […]

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“It’s Irrational to Require 1,000 Hours of Training to Be Able to Braid Hair”

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:15:26 +0000

Ilya Shapiro and David McDonald describe the background of the Eighth Circuit case of Niang v. Carroll, in which Cato has filed an amicus brief: …the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (an administrative board made up primarily of practicing barbers and cosmetologists, as well as the owners of in-state cosmetology/barbering schools) has declared […]

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Child care, the most expensive way

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:05:34 +0000

“In many states, parents are billed for their children’s incarceration — even if a child is later proved innocent.” [Marshall Project] Tags: crime and punishment, law enforcement for profit

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Murr v. Wisconsin: is taking a sub-parcel of land compensable?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:45:27 +0000

On Monday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Murr v. Wisconsin, a case over whether Wisconsin should have to pay for a partial taking of land: Joseph Murr and his siblings own two side-by-side lakeside lots, one with a recreational cabin and the other left vacant as an investment. Due to […]

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March 22 roundup

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:05:33 +0000

Gorsuch hearing “unlikely to change a single vote on anything” [Ilya Shapiro] “No, there is no way to force Supreme Court nominees to give revealing answers” [Orin Kerr] Members of Supreme Court bar are keen on the nominee [letter courtesy SCOTUSblog] And many law professors, even [letter via Will Baude] “Nice Try! Judge Nixes Attempt […]

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Advocates seek tighter state reins on homeschooling

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:05:10 +0000

Pointing out that it sometimes turns out badly for the kids involved, an emerging group of advocates critical of homeschooling “want stronger oversight, methods to monitor the quality of the education and ways to protect children from the dangers that can unfold behind a family’s closed doors.” One lesson of the American past — which […]

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Making Clean Water Act legal fees two-way

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:15:55 +0000

The Clean Water Act, like many federal statutes, currently contains a nominally neutral attorneys’-fee award provision which is commonly read to call for an award of attorneys’ fees to plaintiffs who prevail, but not to defendants who prevail. H.R. 1179, introduced by Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) with 59 co-sponsors, would move to full two-way loser-pays […]

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Police roundup

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:05:47 +0000

Investigation of problems with no-knock “dynamic entry” police raids [Kevin Sack, New York Times; cf. Radley Balko’s work] But her living room furniture was just sitting there! Why shouldn’t we take it? [C.J. Ciaramella on Mississippi case] Minnesota judge approves (which doesn’t mean Google will go along with) police demand for all search records on […]

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Rival lawyers battle over settlements for Uber drivers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:10:47 +0000

Hey, who hired *these* drivers, anyway? “Another Uber Technologies Inc. lawsuit settlement is under siege, with warring lawyers for drivers again trying to tear the deal apart.” [Insurance Journal] Tags: class action settlements, taxis and ridesharing

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“The regulatory state determines too much of what and how we eat.”

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:15:23 +0000

Aaron Renn reviews Baylen Linnekin’s new book Biting the Hands that Feed Us [City Journal, earlier here and here] Tags: eat drink and be merry, food safety

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