Do You Use Your Blog to Give Individual Advice?

If you do, the state can shut you down: A moment’s reflection reveals that restrictions on advice are all around us, commonly in the form of occupational-licensing laws.  And as government has grown, so too has the amount of advice that it seeks to regulate.  In North Carolina, a state dietitian board ordered a blogger to …

Chief Writer

Guest-blogging over at The Volokh Conspiracy, Ross Guberman makes the case for Chief Justice Roberts as the best writer on the Supreme Court. Much of the case is made by comparing the chief to Justice Kennedy, which is kind of like making a case for the superiority of the Harlem Globetrotters by comparing them to the Washington Generals. That …

A Much Needed History Lesson on DOMA

Many of the Democrats celebrating the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA would have you believe that they opposed the law from the outset. Zenon Evans performs a mitzvah by reminding all and sundry of what those Democrats desperately want all and sundry to forget:. . . In response to the ruling, Bill Clinton tweeted that he is “grateful …

The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage

I support the policy outcomes in both of the same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court. I believe that the Defense of Marriage Act was bad law that treated people differently for no good reason whatsoever, and I am glad to have seen it overturned in the Court's decision in Windsor. As law professor Randy …

Shelby County v. Holder: Ilya Shapiro’s Take

Probably the most sane analysis of the Supreme Court's holding that I have seen: In striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court has restored a measure of constitutional order. Based on 40-year-old voting data that doesn’t reflect current political conditions, this provision subjected a seemingly random assortment of states and …