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MMA fighter Renato Moicano praises Constitution and private property at UFC 300, after PLF commercial airs

April 19, 2024 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

After winning his match during last weekend’s UFC 300 in Las Vegas, Brazilian mixed martial artist Renato Moicano delivered a rather unconventional victory speech. Renato did not use his moment in the sun to boast of his win against his opponent Jalin Turner or reflect on the long road he traveled to become champion. Instead, … ...

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Discourse Magazine : The End of Chevron

April 17, 2024 | By MOLLY NIXON

In January, the Supreme Court heard two cases that, according to Vox’s Ian Millhiser, “ask the justices to seize control of much of federal policy-making.” NPR similarly warned that the Supreme Court “could eviscerate the way the federal government regulates, well, everything.” That sounds bad! But those pieces and a w ...

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National Review : The Administrative State Comes for James Bond — and You Could Be Next

April 12, 2024 | By JOSH ROBBINS

The law finally caught up to James Bond — or at least the actor who used to play him. On March 14, 2024, former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to a single count of straying from a footpath in a thermal area of Yellowstone National Park. Brosnan was cited for allegedly standing … ...

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James Madison : America’s Constitutional Freedom Fighter

April 09, 2024 | By ADAM GRIFFIN

James Madison is remembered as the “Father of the Constitution,” and for good reason. His unique approach to politics balanced majority rule and minority rights through a series of battles that forged our constitutional system. His fight for religious liberty in Virginia, the ratification of the Constitution, the founding of the Republi ...

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National Review : Space-Age Companies Still Have Constitutional Rights

March 27, 2024 | By JOSH ROBBINS

Elon Musk and one of his companies are once again in the sights of federal regulators. This time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accused SpaceX of committing unfair labor practices by firing several employees who used company communication channels to circulate an open letter objecting to some of Musk’s tweets. But, in its pursuit ...

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Reason : The SEC Conscripts Corporate America in Its New Climate Change Fight

March 19, 2024 | By RACHEL PAULOSE, LUKE WAKE

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gone rogue. The commission has now finalized a rule that will bully publicly traded companies into reporting environmental information that has no relevance to the financial concerns that matter to investors. As much as environmental activists may want this information to shame companies into embraci ...

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State of the Modern Administrative State

March 05, 2024 | By OLIVER DUNFORD

The Constitution requires the president “from time to time” to “give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” Today, the State of the Union address is a performative event. But as George Will likes to remind us, ’twas not always thus: President Thomas Jefferson gave his thoughts to Congress in writing— ...

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Who wins if Chevron is overturned?

March 01, 2024 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo—the Supreme Court case that could overturn Chevron deference and remove judicial bias toward regulatory agencies—has been called “the plan to incapacitate the federal government.”   “Chevron shields the executive branch from overly intrusive court review,” law professor Nicholas Bag ...

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National Review : States Should Jettison Chevron-Style Deference

February 22, 2024 | By ELIZABETH SLATTERY

Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases striking at the heart of a legal doctrine that props up the administrative state: Chevron deference. Herring fishermen are challenging a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regulation that requires them to pay the salary of federal monitors riding on their fishing boats. In the ...