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  • Gans & Shapiro, “Religious Liberties for Corporations?”

    Gans & Shapiro, “Religious Liberties for Corporations?” Next month, Palgrave Macmillan will release “Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution” by David H. Gans (Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center, USA) and Ilya Shapiro (Senior Fellow, Cato Institute).

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  • More on drone law

    With all the talk here on the VC recently about drones and drone law and the like, I thought some readers might be interested in the next version of the very interesting “We Robot” conference series, coming up this spring at the University of Washington Law School. We Robot has become the main gathering place for those who are thinking about these questions from a legal/policy ...

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    • Can a federal agency declare “regulatory bankruptcy”?

      I’ve been doing some more thinking about the FCC’s “Net Neutrality” initiative, and I was talking recently with a friend and colleague who was involved in the DC Circuit case, decided last January, overturning the FCC’s net neutrality rules as inconsistent with the Communications Act and the FCC’s prior readings of the statutory requirements.
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    • Ah, the poetry of the law!

      I often used to tell the law students in my classes that they should read more poetry, because nothing hones one’s skill at extracting meaning from text better than reading poetry, and extracting meaning from texts is one of the things lawyers have to do, all the time. While this isn’t precisely what I had in mind, in the spirit of navigating the waters where poetry and law me ...
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    • Changing public attitudes toward federalism

      In this fascinating recent Cato Institute study, political scientists John Samples and Emily Ekins compile extensive survey data indicating that public opinion has shifted in favor of political decentralization over the last several decades. In a poll conducted last year, Samples and Ekins replicated a series of questions on what level of government should make “the major deci ...
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    • Our incoherent copyright law, cont’d

      … is an incoherent mess. Perfectly timed to coincide with a presentation I’m about to give tomorrow at Cardozo Law School (New Yorkers take note) on “Our (Somewhat) Incomprehensible Copyright Act.” David Post taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He…

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    • Next Monday at Cato: Damon Root on Overruled

      …, and President & CEO, National Constitution Center; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute, and Director, Cato Center for Constitutional Studies; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. What is the proper role of the Supreme Court under the Constitution? Should the Court be “active” or “restrained…

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    • It’s a Moosical!

      … in a different way than I had expressed them. Which is precisely what copyright law - when it works - allows (and even encourages) others to do.] 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. …

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    • The too-long arm of the law, cont’d

      … The heat is slowly turning up on the government’s use of civil asset forfeiture procedures to extort money out of innocent individuals without the messy need to actually show that they did anything wrong or wrongful. I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago, and today’s New York Times has a front page article detailing another wrinkle…

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    • Ah, the poetry of the law!

      … out there that has registered “Robotuna” as a trademark? “Zounds”? “Planet Janitor”? “Poo Gloo”? Who knew? 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. …

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    • Net neutrality and the disruption of television distribution

      … David Carr at NYTimes.com had a very interesting piece yesterday about the disruption occasioned by recent announcements by CBS and HBO that they will distribute more of their programming directly to consumers over the Internet (now that an early disruptor – Netflix – has established proof of concept – it can be done, and it can be done…

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    • Listening to JS Bach’s “Art of the Fugue”

      … 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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    • Changing public attitudes toward federalism

      … In this fascinating recent Cato Institute study, political scientists John Samples and Emily Ekins compile extensive survey data indicating that public opinion has shifted in favor of political decentralization over the last several decades. In a poll conducted last year, Samples and Ekins replicated a series of questions on what level…

      3 readers - Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy
    • More on drone law

      … 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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    • John Oliver strikes again

      …), and it’s a very hard one to walk, and he does it quite well. I particularly recommend his recent piece on the truly outrageous “civil asset forfeiture” regime that prevails in many local law enforcement agencies around the country these days. I’ll have more to say shortly about the strictly legal issues involved in the IJ’s recently-filed action…

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    • Can a federal agency declare “regulatory bankruptcy”?

      …, but I'm surprised no one else has done so] 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. …

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    • Team of Destiny!

      … 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. …

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