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  • Upcoming program at the Cato Institute on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”

    On September 30 the Cato Institute will be hosting a discussion (co-sponsored with the Federalist Society) on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy.” Details are available here ...

    41 readers - Todd Zywicki/ The Volokh Conspiracy
  • A few links on the issues at stake in the vote on Scotland’s potential secession from the United Kingdom

    Scottish voters go to the polls today to decide whether Scotland should become an independent nation. Here are a few relevant links on the debate over the pros and cons of Scottish secession from the UK. In this post, I tried to assess the case for and against Scottish secession. It turns out to be a close call.

    20 readers - Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Scotland, Independence, and the Reverse Tinkerbell

      Ten years or so ago I coined a phrase (with the help of some VC readers) for a rather odd phenomenon: the Reverse Tinkerbell. A Tinkerbell occurs when something is more likely to occur simply as a function of the more people who believe that it will occur – named, of course, for that moment in Peter Pan when Peter urges the audience to believe in Tinkerbell’s survival.
      4 readers - David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Next Wednesday: Cato Constitution Day event

      Next Wednesday: Cato Constitution Day event by Walter Olson on September 12, 2014 Registration is open only until Monday for one of the Cato Institute’s premier annual events, the annual Supreme Court symposium celebrating Constitution Day and the publication of what will be the thirteenth annual Cato Supreme Court Review.
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      … intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He is the author of "In Search of Jeffersons Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute.…

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    • “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” at Cato on Tuesday

      …By Todd Zywicki September 29 at 10:30 AM A reminder for anyone interested that tomorrow (Tuesday, September 30) I will be speaking at the Cato Institute on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy.” The program is co-sponsored by Cato and the Federalist Society. Commenters will be economist Anthony Yezer of George Washington University and law professor Heidi Schooner of Catholic University School of Law. Mark Calabria will moderate. Information and registration is available here.…

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    • The phone of choice for the pedophile?

      … at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He is the author of "In Search of Jeffersons Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute.…

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    • Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast – Interview with Julian Sanchez

      …For those who think the podcast is best when we have a guest from the opposite end of the political spectrum, episode 35 should be a treat. (We’re late this week, but it will be well worth the wait.) Our guest is Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute who studies surveillance and other issues at the intersection of technology…

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    • Looking forward to the new Supreme Court term

      … law reviews not only by its Madisonian point of view, and by its extreme speediness (published only three or so months after the conclusion of the Court’s last term) but also by its unusual readability and style, pitched to intelligent readers whether or not they are specialists in the law. Tagged as: Cato Institute, Supreme Court…

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    • Scotland, Independence, and the Reverse Tinkerbell

      … a defeat for the independence movement. If nobody had really believed that the breakaway could succeed, it very well might have. David Post taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He is the author of "In Search of Jeffersons Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute.…

      4 readers - David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • Friday round-up

      … v. Holder, striking down the formula used to determine which state and local governments must comply with the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance requirement. The Cato Institute has published its Supreme Court Review, containing articles that look back at the major cases of the October Term 2013 and one that looks forward at the upcoming Term…

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    • Cato Constitution Day symposium Sept 17

      …On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the Cato Institute will host a symposium to celebrate Constitution Day. The program looks excellent, as usual. Co-conspirator David Bernstein and I will be on a panel, along with Noel Francisco, and moderated by Roger Pilon, discussing federalism and separation of powers, 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. The B. Kenneth Simon lecture, 5 p.m…

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    • September 12 roundup

      …, and not being discouraged by setbacks [my Cato Institute piece on Lillian Gobitis Klose's flag-pledge case, Donald Boudreaux/Cafe Hayek] Tagged as: cellphones, Child Protective Services, federalism, First Amendment, Ground Zero dust lawsuits, landlord tenant law, San Francisco…

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    • On America, American, and Americans

      … taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He is the author of "In Search of Jeffersons Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute.…

      3 readers - David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • New test of punishment beyond the verdict

      … is ”reasonable.” That standard, the defendants’ lawyers argued, “invites constitutional mischief” of the kind they argued occurred in this case, with the judge essentially ruling that the men were guilty of a different crime with different elements from the one on which the jury had found guilt. The advocacy groups’ brief — filed by the Cato…

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    • Upcoming program at the Cato Institute on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”

      …On September 30 the Cato Institute will be hosting a discussion (co-sponsored with the Federalist Society) on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy.” Details are available here. GW economics professor Tony Yezer is confirmed to participate and Mark Calabria will be our Moderator. This also gives me an opportunity to thank Cato for the recently-acquired honor of being named an Adjunct Scholar, thereby joining a distinguished group that includes several of my colleagues here at the VC and at GMU.…

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    • July 15 roundup

      …] Tweet Tags: Cato Institute, gambling, law schools, nastygrams, recreation, Supreme Court, taxis and ridesharing July 15 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system…

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