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Upcoming Digital Talking Engagements [Updated and Reposted] – Motive.com

Upcoming Virtual Speaking Engagements – Reason.com

NOTE: I have republished this due to the recent addition of a number of events. While I hope vaccination will change something in the next few months, only virtual lectures are currently possible. Last semester, I gave virtual lectures “at” various institutions in the US and abroad, including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, the University of Virginia, … Read more

Supreme Court docket Removes Border Wall Case From its Oral Argument Calendar – Motive.com

How Biden Can Terminate Trump’s Border Wall Project – And Save Money and Protect Property Rights in the Process – Reason.com

Yesterday the Supreme Court removed Biden v Sierra Club (formerly known as Trump v Sierra Club) from its oral hearing calendar. This move likely ends the lengthy legal battle over the legality of former President Donald Trump’s diversion of various military construction funds to build his border wall. The court took this step at the … Read more

My New USA At the moment op ed on Biden’s Impressively Far-Reaching Professional-Immigration Agenda – Cause.com

My New USA Today op ed on Biden’s Impressively Far-Reaching Pro-Immigration Agenda – Reason.com

President Joe Biden. This morning USA Today released my new position paper on the Biden administration’s impressively expansive immigration agenda. Here is an excerpt: The new administration of Biden has the largest immigration agenda of any president in decades. After Donald Trump – the president against immigrants in modern times – it was inevitable that … Read more

N.H. Prosecution for Forgery That Had Been Aimed toward Getting Materials Vanished from Google Search Outcomes – Purpose.com

N.H. Prosecution for Forgery That Had Been Aimed at Getting Material Vanished from Google Search Results – Reason.com

If you send Google a court order that certain online materials are found to be defamatory, Google will consider “de-indexing” those materials so that they essentially disappear from Google search results. The order would not legally bind Google (American court orders against a specific defendant do not bind third parties unrelated to the defendant); However, … Read more

Home Impeachment Managers and Trump’s Protection Attorneys File their Impeachment Trial Briefs – Cause.com

The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Trump Against Impeachment for his Role in Inciting the Assault on the Capitol – Reason.com

This morning, both the House impeachment managers and Donald Trump’s defense attorneys filed their respective lawsuits. The House Briefing can be found here and the Defense Briefing here. The House Brief is an impressive and thorough analysis of both the facts that led to the January 6th attack on the Capitol and the various legal … Read more

Explaining the Nice 2020 Murder Spike – Purpose.com

Explaining the Great 2020 Homicide Spike – Reason.com

Last year, cities across the country suffered from what I will call the Great 2020 Homicide Spike. Homicide rates were 30% higher than in 2019—an historic increase representing more than 1,268 additional murders (in a sample of 34 cities), according to an important new report released today by Professor Richard Rosenfeld and two colleagues. The … Read more

Could N.Y. Companies Fireplace Workers for Utilizing Parler and Gab? – Motive.com

May N.Y. Businesses Fire Employees for Using Parler and Gab? – Reason.com

Newsweek (Meghan Roos) reports: The president of a literary agency [the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency] The New York City-based employee shared on Twitter Monday that an agency employee was fired after her use of the conservative social media sites Parler and Gab was discovered. Is that legal The first change does not apply to … Read more

Maryland Excessive Courtroom Upholds 8½-Yr Sentence for Perjurious Declare of Undesirable Sexual Touching – Motive.com

Maryland High Court Upholds 8½-Year Sentence for Perjurious Claim of Unwanted Sexual Touching – Reason.com

Maryland Rule 8-131(c) From State v. McGagh, decided Friday by the Maryland high court (always a good excuse for showing The Court Of The Red Robe, see above): … Karen McGagh was tried … for falsely accusing Glenn Trebay [a Verizon store employee] of sexually assaulting her while patronizing a Verizon store. McGagh stated to … Read more

Upcoming Digital Talking Engagements – Motive.com

Upcoming Virtual Speaking Engagements – Reason.com

While I hope vaccination will change something in the next few months, only virtual lectures are currently possible. Last semester, I gave virtual lectures “at” various institutions in the US and abroad, including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, the University of Virginia, Columbia and others. If nothing else, I feel a lot more comfortable talking about Zoom … Read more

Biden’s Judicial Reform Fee and the Way forward for Court docket-Packing – Cause.com

Biden’s Judicial Reform Commission and the Future of Court-Packing – Reason.com

The Supreme Court. When the trial issue became a major controversy during the 2020 campaign, Joe Biden tried to get around it by proposing a non-partisan judiciary reform commission. At the time, I suggested that the commission’s idea was an indication that Biden would prefer not to advance the trial. In contrast, co-blogger Josh Blackman … Read more