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“State police must rehire trooper who isn’t allowed to carry a gun”

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:59:37 +0000

“The Pennsylvania State Police must reinstate a trooper who is barred from having a gun because a female officer secured a protection from abuse order against him, a state appeals court has ruled.” One judge dissented, “arguing that Acord’s firing was justified since, without a gun, ‘he cannot perform the basic and essential duties for […]

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In the mail: “The Tyranny of Metrics”

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:49:27 +0000

New from Princeton University Press and Catholic U. historian Jerry Z. Muller: Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, […]

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Update: “Judge determines couple with low IQs can parent both their boys”

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:50:39 +0000

“Four years after their son was first placed into foster care, a Deschutes County judge has determined that Amy Fabbrini and Eric Ziegler can parent both their boys.” The couple’s infant had been restored to them by a court ruling three weeks ago; now “4-year-old Christopher is on a track to come home as well. […]

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Best of Overlawyered — September 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:02:23 +0000

“Utterly worthless,” “no better than a racket”: Subway sandwich settlement comes in for criticism at Seventh Circuit; Defamation suit after being called patent troll; Publishing a gun design online = arms export? Drug company hands patents over to Indian tribe; No, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not an “ode to slavery” as some have mistaken it; […]

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Save the date, Feb. 8: Lenore Skenazy on the sex offender registry

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:15:45 +0000

Coming to Cato in Washington, D.C. noon Feb. 8, register or watch online: You May Be a Sex Offender if… Featuring Lenore Skenazy, Author and columnist, founder of Free-Range Kids; with comments by Dara Lind, Senior Reporter, Vox; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. In 1994, responding to a terrible murder, Congress passed […]

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A southern border wall: the eminent domain angle

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:05:26 +0000

“The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.” It happened back in 2007. [T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune; related, Ilya Somin] Tags: eminent domain, immigration law

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Wage and hour roundup

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:01:11 +0000

Among this administration’s most notable accomplishments — hurrah for Labor Sec. Alex Acosta and team — is to ditch its predecessor’s horrible overtime rules [Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post on opinion letters and internships] DoL rollback of Obama rules on tip pooling is fully justified [Christian Britschgi] “A Seattle Game-Changer? The latest empirical research further underscores […]

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“Split up the Ninth Circuit—but Not Because It’s Liberal”

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:05:12 +0000

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Ilya Shapiro on the case for breaking up the overburdened, overbusy Ninth Circuit, which can be made independently of the usual ideological concerns [Cato/WSJ] Because of the Ninth’s unique practice of forming en banc panels by randomly selecting 11 of its 29 judges rather than summoning the full number, […]

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Climate change suit roundup

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:59:15 +0000

Biggest recruit yet for climate recoupment suits: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio sues blaming five oil companies for Superstorm Sandy [Seth Barron/City Journal, John Timmer/ArsTechnica, WSJ; Stephen Bainbridge on parallel divestment effort] California cities/counties suing oil companies: climate change will be our ruin. Same cities/counties selling bonds to investors: risk? what risk? [Andrew Scurria/WSJ; John […]

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German social media law: early takedowns spur outcry

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:05:05 +0000

“A new law meant to curtail hate speech on social media in Germany is stifling free speech and making martyrs out of anti-immigrant politicians whose posts are deleted, the top-selling Bild newspaper said on Thursday” under the headline “Please spare us the thought police!” [Michelle Martin, Thomson Reuters] In one probably intended effect of the […]

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