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Prosecutors, Judge Erred In Trying Man Twice For First-Degree Murder

quoting Clint Bolickvia Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

Prosecutors aren’t entitled to retry a man on charges of first-degree murder after being unable to convince a jury the first time that the facts matched the charges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Religious Questions: Are Spiritual Advisers To The President Constitutional?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Times Free Press
Friday, August 9, 2019

Question: If one of our country's founding principles is the separation of church and state, why are presidents allowed to have spiritual advisers that take an active role in influencing Christians' perception of the President?

Analysis and Commentary

A Universal-Background-Check Law Would Not Violate The Second Amendment

by John Yoovia National Review
Friday, August 9, 2019

The terrible shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton in the past week have renewed cries for Washington, D.C., to do something. In our federal system, the most effective responses will have to come from state and local governments, which have the primary responsibility and the broadest tools for reducing violent crime. But the president and Congress can act in one area, the rules for buying guns.

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Law Talk Q&A

with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Ricochet
Thursday, August 8, 2019
It’s August, which means it’s time to open up the faculty lounge to listener questions.
PoliticsFeatured

In The Limbo Dance That Is Trump-Newsom Animosity, A New California Law Shows How Low You Can Go

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Donald Trump received only 31.6% of California’s vote in the 2016 presidential election.

That Trump failed to carry the Golden State barely qualifies as news.

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Don’t Let Google Get Away With Censorship

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Big tech companies enjoy legal immunity premised on the assumption they’ll respect free speech.

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Social Security 2100 Act

quoting Charles Blahousvia Imperial Valley News
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Washington, DC - Social Security and its solvency have long been a top concern for AMAC – Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] and its nearly 2 million members. Long thought of as a political “third rail,” it is encouraging to see politicians in Washington attempting to address Social Security’s financial viability. Representative John Larson (D–Conn) has put forth “Social Security 2100 Act,” a comprehensive bill designed to strengthen the benefit for years.

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‘Totally Unconstitutional.’ Trump Sues California Over New Law Targeting His Tax Returns

quoting John Yoovia The Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom expresses support for Senate Bill 27, which would force presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns to get their name on the state ballot. Trump's campaign believes the plan is unconstitutional.

Analysis and Commentary

The Supreme Court And The Schools

by Michael McConnellvia Education Next
Monday, August 5, 2019

The Schoolhouse Gate, by University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver, is the first book to provide close descriptions of the Supreme Court’s major cases involving public education across the issues of race, religion, speech, funding, gender, and student discipline.

Analysis and Commentary

Politicizing Murder With Lies

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, August 5, 2019

The bodies in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton were still in the morgue when the progressive “carrion-picking crows” started politicizing the murders. But everything they said about gun control, “white nationalism,” and Trump’s culpability was based on lies and stale clichés recycled for political gain.

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