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Free speech and the “other” qualified immunity

September 21, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Over the past few years, qualified immunity has been the legal issue at the forefront of police reform. While major events like the 2020 death of George Floyd have inextricably linked qualified immunity to over-policing, it’s important to note that it is not limited to criminal justice reform alone. As our colleague David Deerson noted ̷ ...

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It takes the heart and grit of a “mountain man” to protect his land against the government

September 19, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Taking on the United States government in court is not for the faint of heart—it takes courage, grit, and a deep belief in the cause for which you are fighting. When the government violated the terms of an agreement it made with property owners in Montana, one man refused to take the abuse lying down. … ...

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The Hill : Congress can ensure charter school funds reach those who need it

September 19, 2022 | By JOE LUPPINO-ESPOSITO

It isn’t often that a government agency sandbags a program that Congress has entrusted it to execute. But that’s the case with the Department of Education (DOE) and the federal Charter Schools Program. … ...

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Oral arguments in Coalition for TJ are today. Here are 5 things you should know.

September 15, 2022 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

For Northern Virginia families hoping to send their kids to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology—the top-ranked public high school in the country—today (September 16) is a big day.  That’s when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County School Board to determine w ...

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Distilleries heroically stepped up during COVID. The FDA punished them.

September 14, 2022 | By DANIEL DEW

DECEMBER 30, 2020, afternoon Most people were packing up their offices. It was nearly New Year’s Eve of an election year at the Health and Human Services (HHS) offices in Washington, DC. Regardless of the skullduggery that goes on there, DC is beautiful around the holidays. Congress is out, so the streets and sideways are … ...

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Why we should always celebrate Constitution Day

September 14, 2022 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

It’s easy to skip over Constitution Day, September 17, on the calendar. Some might find it odd to have a holiday commemorating the signing of a document—especially a government document. But there’s a reason we celebrate Constitution Day: The Constitution was written for us—the generations of Americans who came after the founding, w ...

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The Hill : Biden administration threatens free speech with Title IX gender identity rule

September 12, 2022 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

American campuses, which should be havens for free speech, have become infested with puritanical zealotry that does not abide dissent, especially on controversial topics such as race and gender identity. … ...

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The Hill : A Louisiana law keeps special needs kids from getting care — one woman wants to change it

September 06, 2022 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

In a recent lawsuit, the Louisiana Department of Health admitted what every parent of a special needs child knows: There is always a need for more care for this population. … ...

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Law & Liberty : Infantilizing Congress

September 05, 2022 | By ALISON SOMIN

Is Congress nowadays too broken to enact significant legislation? Some critics of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v. EPA, a challenge to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, say so. … ...