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Sunday, March 17, 2019

“A Tattooed Libertarian on the Arizona Supreme Court: Clint Bolick’s Long Fight for Freedom.” ReasonTV has posted this video on YouTube.

Posted at 9:12 PM by Howard Bashman

“The death penalty makes a mockery of our justice system. Abolish it.” Columnist David Von Drehle has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Cease the tit-for-tat: Expanding the Supreme Court would be disastrous; The Supreme Court’s purpose is to adjudicate disputes and interpret law, not codify one faction’s political goals.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has published this editorial.

Posted at 7:46 PM by Howard Bashman

“Supreme Court ruling in Sandy Hook case could reveal gun manufacturer’s confidential marketing strategy for semiautomaic firearms”: Dave Altimari has this front page article in today’s edition of The Hartford Courant.

Posted at 7:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Scalia v. Epstein — 35 Years Later: Revisiting their debate on judicial protection of economic liberty.” Jonathan H. Adler has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”

Posted at 7:36 PM by Howard Bashman

Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett would hold that felon dispossession laws, which strip convicted felons of the right to bear arms, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as applied to man convicted of mail fraud: On Friday, Judge Barrett issued a 37-page dissenting opinion expressing her views on the subject.

Circuit Judge Joel M. Flaum wrote the majority opinion, in which Senior Circuit Judge Kenneth F. Ripple joined, rejecting the constitutional challenge. Both of these judges were appointed to the Seventh Circuit by President Reagan. According to the majority opinion, “the government has established that the felon dispossession statutes are substantially related to the important governmental objective of keeping firearms away those convicted of serious crimes.”

Posted at 10:50 AM by Howard Bashman