Is there a de minimis exception to the Equal Protection Clause?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Would the government be correct in arguing that a public contracting scheme that discriminates and grants preferences on the basis of race is not subject to strict scrutiny, … ›

Is it illegal? You’ll find out after you’re arrested

Author: Timothy Sandefur Forbes.com has published my editorial on the case of Skilling v. United States, currently being considered by the Supreme Court. That’s the case against former Enron CEO … ›

Another sage grouse lawsuit in the offing

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and two other environmental groups announced their intention to sue the United States Fish & Wildlife Service's decision that listing … ›

Featherbedding in L.A.—a reimagined classic

Author: Timothy Sandefur “Featherbedding” is an old union trick, whereby the union forces the employer to hire people who just sit around and do nothing. If the employer has a … ›

Reasonableness from NRDC?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last Friday, Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had this post on NRDC's Switchboard blog giving the environmental group's take on the recently … ›

More Coastal Commission updates

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday my colleague Paul Beard reported on a disappointing decision in the First District.  Today's Santa Rosa Press Democrat has an article on the decision.  Also, … ›

Court of Appeal endorses Coastal Commission's near-limitless power over human activities

Author:  Paul J. Beard II Today, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a 15-minute, Fourth-of-July fireworks display on private property in Gualala, California, is a "development" that may be regulated by the … ›

Water controversy in Santa Clara County

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's San Jose Mercury News has this excellent piece recapping an ongoing controversy concerning "groundwater recharge fees" imposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District on … ›

Takings victories made harder

Author: R. S. Radford Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago is universally acclaimed as one of the nation’s foremost champions of private property rights. This well-deserved reputation dates … ›

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Is there a de minimis exception to the Equal Protection Clause?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Would the government be correct in arguing that a public contracting scheme that discriminates and grants preferences on the basis of race is not subject to strict scrutiny, … ›

Is it illegal? You’ll find out after you’re arrested

Author: Timothy Sandefur Forbes.com has published my editorial on the case of Skilling v. United States, currently being considered by the Supreme Court. That’s the case against former Enron CEO … ›

Another sage grouse lawsuit in the offing

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and two other environmental groups announced their intention to sue the United States Fish & Wildlife Service's decision that listing … ›

Featherbedding in L.A.—a reimagined classic

Author: Timothy Sandefur “Featherbedding” is an old union trick, whereby the union forces the employer to hire people who just sit around and do nothing. If the employer has a … ›

Reasonableness from NRDC?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last Friday, Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had this post on NRDC's Switchboard blog giving the environmental group's take on the recently … ›

More Coastal Commission updates

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday my colleague Paul Beard reported on a disappointing decision in the First District.  Today's Santa Rosa Press Democrat has an article on the decision.  Also, … ›

Court of Appeal endorses Coastal Commission's near-limitless power over human activities

Author:  Paul J. Beard II Today, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a 15-minute, Fourth-of-July fireworks display on private property in Gualala, California, is a "development" that may be regulated by the … ›

Water controversy in Santa Clara County

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's San Jose Mercury News has this excellent piece recapping an ongoing controversy concerning "groundwater recharge fees" imposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District on … ›

Takings victories made harder

Author: R. S. Radford Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago is universally acclaimed as one of the nation’s foremost champions of private property rights. This well-deserved reputation dates … ›

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Is there a de minimis exception to the Equal Protection Clause?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Would the government be correct in arguing that a public contracting scheme that discriminates and grants preferences on the basis of race is not subject to strict scrutiny, … ›

Is it illegal? You’ll find out after you’re arrested

Author: Timothy Sandefur Forbes.com has published my editorial on the case of Skilling v. United States, currently being considered by the Supreme Court. That’s the case against former Enron CEO … ›

Another sage grouse lawsuit in the offing

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and two other environmental groups announced their intention to sue the United States Fish & Wildlife Service's decision that listing … ›

Featherbedding in L.A.—a reimagined classic

Author: Timothy Sandefur “Featherbedding” is an old union trick, whereby the union forces the employer to hire people who just sit around and do nothing. If the employer has a … ›

Reasonableness from NRDC?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last Friday, Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had this post on NRDC's Switchboard blog giving the environmental group's take on the recently … ›

More Coastal Commission updates

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday my colleague Paul Beard reported on a disappointing decision in the First District.  Today's Santa Rosa Press Democrat has an article on the decision.  Also, … ›

Court of Appeal endorses Coastal Commission's near-limitless power over human activities

Author:  Paul J. Beard II Today, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a 15-minute, Fourth-of-July fireworks display on private property in Gualala, California, is a "development" that may be regulated by the … ›

Water controversy in Santa Clara County

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's San Jose Mercury News has this excellent piece recapping an ongoing controversy concerning "groundwater recharge fees" imposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District on … ›

Takings victories made harder

Author: R. S. Radford Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago is universally acclaimed as one of the nation’s foremost champions of private property rights. This well-deserved reputation dates … ›

Is there a de minimis exception to the Equal Protection Clause?

Author: Ralph W. Kasarda Would the government be correct in arguing that a public contracting scheme that discriminates and grants preferences on the basis of race is not subject to strict scrutiny, … ›

Is it illegal? You’ll find out after you’re arrested

Author: Timothy Sandefur Forbes.com has published my editorial on the case of Skilling v. United States, currently being considered by the Supreme Court. That’s the case against former Enron CEO … ›

Another sage grouse lawsuit in the offing

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and two other environmental groups announced their intention to sue the United States Fish & Wildlife Service's decision that listing … ›

Featherbedding in L.A.—a reimagined classic

Author: Timothy Sandefur “Featherbedding” is an old union trick, whereby the union forces the employer to hire people who just sit around and do nothing. If the employer has a … ›

Reasonableness from NRDC?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last Friday, Doug Obegi of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had this post on NRDC's Switchboard blog giving the environmental group's take on the recently … ›

More Coastal Commission updates

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Yesterday my colleague Paul Beard reported on a disappointing decision in the First District.  Today's Santa Rosa Press Democrat has an article on the decision.  Also, … ›

Court of Appeal endorses Coastal Commission's near-limitless power over human activities

Author:  Paul J. Beard II Today, the California Court of Appeal ruled that a 15-minute, Fourth-of-July fireworks display on private property in Gualala, California, is a "development" that may be regulated by the … ›

Water controversy in Santa Clara County

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's San Jose Mercury News has this excellent piece recapping an ongoing controversy concerning "groundwater recharge fees" imposed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District on … ›

Takings victories made harder

Author: R. S. Radford Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago is universally acclaimed as one of the nation’s foremost champions of private property rights. This well-deserved reputation dates … ›