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TikTok measure passed by House is unconstitutional in multiple ways

reason.com Is TikTok's time finally up? On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed a measure that would require a change in the app's ownership or ban it if that doesn't happen.…

House Passes REPO Act Giving President Authority to Confiscate Russian Government Assets in the US and Transfer them to Ukraine

reason.com In addition to finally passing long-delayed and much-needed military assistance to Ukraine, the House of Representatives today also enacted the REPO Act. That law gives the…

If they ban TikTok, is Apple next?

reason.com The censors who abound in Congress will likely vote to ban TikTok or force a change in ownership. It will likely soon be law. I think the Supreme Court will ultimately rule…

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

reason.com Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature written by a bunch of people at the Institute for Justice. Pish-tosh and tomfoolery! This week, Tex.…

Appeals court rules that cops can physically make you unlock your phone

reason.com As we keep more and more personal data on our phones, iPhone and Android devices now have some of the most advanced encryption technology in existence to keep that…

Trump's Bid To Pause Jan.6 Capitol Riot Case Denied By Judge

benzinga.com The latest development in the legal battles surrounding former U.S. President Donald Trump has seen his bid to delay several lawsuits linked to the Capitol attack denied.…

Trump loses bid to halt Jan. 6 lawsuits while he fights criminal charges in the 2020 election case

pbs.org Donald Trump lost a bid Thursday to pause a string of lawsuits accusing him of inciting the U.S. Capitol attack, while the former president fights his 2020 election…

Laws Requiring Social Media Firms to Host Content they Prefer to Exclude Violate the Takings Clause

reason.com (Bigtunaonline | Dreamstime.com) The Supreme Court is currently considering two cases in which social media firms challenge the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws…

Upcoming Event on "Solving the Nation's Housing Shortage" [reposted]

reason.com Note: I am reposting this in order to include the registration link. On April 23, the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University will hold an event on…

Supreme Court ruling boosts property rights in Texas

newsweek.com The Supreme Court has ruled that a Texas rancher can sue the state for flood damage to his property, in a decision that advocates say will boost property rights. Richie…

‘Ken, You Lost This Case’: Texas AG Mocked for Absurdly Claiming a ‘WIN’ After Supreme Court Rules 9-0 Against Him

mediaite.com AP Photo/Eric Gay, File Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has an astounding talent for avoiding consequences — surviving last year’s impeachment effort and weaseling out…

MGM Resorts is using a Big Tech strategy to fight Lina Khan’s FTC

fastcompany.com This past September, cybercriminals broke into the computer systems at MGM Resorts and demanded a $30 million ransom, crippling operations inside its hotels: Slot machine…

Supreme Court Issues Narrow Takings Clause Ruling in DeVillier v. Texas

reason.com In DeVillier v. Texas, the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling in an important Takings Clause case. Richard DeVillier and other property owners whose land was damaged by…

Social media platforms have property rights too

reason.com While pundits and lawyers cross swords over free speech on social media, a quieter yet critically important principle is being ignored: property rights. In addition to…

The irony of O.J. Simpson being a wedge between Black and white Americans

msnbc.com The entire ordeal was seeped in paradox: A literal All-American, a so-called raceless football legend and the star of ubiquitous television commercials was at the center of…

Presidential Immunity Is Vital for an Effective Executive Branch

newsweek.com On April 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against former and perhaps future president Donald J. Trump's motion that he has absolute immunity from…

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