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Britain Finally Relaxes GMO Rules, But Advocates Want More Deregulation

The decision by the U.K. Parliament to relax rules around the planting of some genetically modified crops in Britain is being celebrated this week in an excellent Observer editorial published by sister publication The Guardian. (The papers share an owner.) "In an overpopulated, overheated world that desperately needs secure food supplies and to limit...

Today in Supreme Court History: May 21, 2007

5/21/2007: Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly decided. The Roberts Court (2006) The post Today in Supreme Court History: May 21, 2007 appeared first on Reason.com.

The Perpetually Canceled Ludwig von Mises

The post The Perpetually Canceled Ludwig von Mises appeared first on Reason.com.

Should We Forgive Student Debt?

I'm excited to share a special bonus episode of The Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie. It's a debate about forgiving student loan, debt organized and produced by the good folks at Intelligence Squared US, America's leading platform for fair, balanced, informed debate on all the leading issues of the day. I've been involved with them for years, including...

Plaintiffs Can't Challenge Supposed Disinformation by Government Agency, Unless It Affected Them Specially

From yesterday's opinion in Ohio Stands Up! v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Hum. Servs., decided today by the Sixth Circuit (Judge Alice Batchelder, joined by Judges Eric Clay and Joan Larsen): Kristen Beckman and Douglas Frank … alleged that … defendants knowingly and intentionally published misleading and fraudulent data that overstated the number...

Court Upholds Denial of Restraining Order for "Online Rants That [We]re False" About Petitioner

From Griffin v. Stowe, decided yesterday by the California Court of Appeal (Presiding Justice Manuel Ramirez, joined by Justices Marsha Slough and Richard Fields): Daelani Griffin filed a petition for a harassment restraining order against … Julian Noel [Stowe]. {Despite her traditionally male name, Stowe is female.} She claimed Stowe made threatening...

Richmond's Limits on Ads on City Buses Struck Down as Unreasonably Vague

From White Coat Waste Project v. Greater Richmond Transit Co., decided today (quite correctly, I think) by the Fourth Circuit (Judge Julius Richardson, joined by Chief Judge Roger Gregory and Judge Paul Niemeyer): When White Coat Waste Project tried to run an advertisement denouncing animal experimentation with the Greater Richmond Transit Company,...

The Inevitable #MeToo Allegation Against Elon Musk Is Weak

Ever since he announced plans to purchase Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the main character of the current political moment. His increasingly rightward shift—he declared earlier this week that he would be voting Republican for the first time in his life—has won him tremendous loyalty from conservative media and politicians, as well as predictable...

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. In 2020, police in the city of Brookside, Ala., made more misdemeanor arrests than the number of residents. Over two years, revenue from fines and forfeitures increased more than 640 percent. But it's not the result of a sudden crime spree; it's taxation...

Originalists Don't "Hate America"

In the Arizona Law Review, Professor Andrew Koppelman asks the provocative question Why Do (Some) Originalists Hate America?, 63 Ariz. L. Rev. 1033 (2021). Originalists who are denounced in the essay include Volokh Conspiracy contributors Randy Barnett (Georgetown), Sam Bray (Notre Dame), Stephen Sachs (Duke), Will Baude (Chicago), me (Denver), and...

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