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    U.S. Detention and Interrogation of al-Libi Lawful

    Al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi was captured last weekend in Tripoli by U.S. forces and taken to the U.S.S. San Antonio for temporary detention and interrogation for intelligence purposes. Once intelligence officials finish their interrogation of al-Libi, he will be brought to the United States to face trial for his … More

    Is the Supreme Court "Pro-Business"?

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, has penned an op-ed for The New York Times repeating the old saw that the U.S. Supreme Court is a “pro-business” court. Dean Chemerinsky’s fundamental misconception is on display right up front: A majority of the justices … More

    Behind Closed Doors: The Kentucky Wiretap

    The latest news report on the surreptitious recording of a strategy session in the Kentucky campaign headquarters of Senator Mitch McConnell (R) indicates that federal and state law may indeed have been violated. The local NPR station in Louisville claims that two members of Progress Kentucky recorded the meeting from … More

    Schumer-Toomey-Manchin Gun Control Legislation: Bad Law on Federal Gun Registry

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) have rushed to cobble together some gun control legislation, providing another chance that Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid can jam it through the Senate before anybody can read and decipher it. Due to the sloppy drafting of the Schumer-Toomey-Manchin … More

    Court of Appeals to Lawyers: Truth Matters - And We Mean It

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently sent a strong message to lawyers: Do your homework before you make assertions in court, or the court may impose sanctions against you. The court’s action should make less-than-careful lawyers think twice before they make unsupported securities fraud claims in … More

    Reid’s Gun Control Bill Makes a Missing Firearm a Ticket to Five Years in Prison

    Under Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gun control bill (S. 649), if somebody steals your firearm or you lose it, you can go to prison for up to five years if you have not reported the theft or loss to local police and to Attorney General Eric Holder within 24 hours. … More

    Senator Reid’s Gun Control Bill Helps Criminals Get Guns

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gun control bill helps criminals figure out where it is easier to buy guns. Under Senator Reid’s legislation (S. 649), states must continue to submit criminal records to the federal government for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Firearms-selling businesses use the … More

    State Department Board Recommendation: Ignore the Constitution, Break the Law

    On November 27, a State Department advisory board, the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), recommended that the Obama Administration ignore the Constitution and break the law to unilaterally reduce the number of nuclear arms in the U.S. nuclear stockpile. Set aside the fact that such unilateral arms control measures would … More

    On the Death of Judge Robert Bork

    The world saw Judge Robert H. Bork, the public figure. He was in the public eye as a solicitor general, a circuit judge, and—most famously—as a nominee to the Supreme Court.  Those who knew him as a Yale Law School professor, an author, and a legal commentator would have had … More

    Overcriminalization: Jail Time for Charging a Cell Phone, Drying Clothes

    Did you know that you could be put in jail for charging your cell phone? Or for hanging your clothes out to dry? These are just two examples of recent events illustrating the burden that overcriminalization puts on the poorest among us. Late last month, a homeless Floridaman, 28-year-old Darren … More