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Prohibition was never completely repealed – only those that were deemed of mature years by state legislators were extended the right to purchase alcoholic beverages. The states adopted minimum age laws...
Steve Bainbridge responds to my post on Batman here, linking to an earlier post of his claiming that Batman actually causes more harm than good because he damages...
Every year around so-called “tax freedom” day, people talk about moving from working for the government to working for themselves. But this is too glib because it conflates paying taxes with...
The IRS Wants to Give Tax Credits for Health Insurance Purchases Beyond Those Provided for in the ACA
(Jonathan H. Adler) The Internal Revenue Service is beginning to promulgate regulations to implement the tax-related provisions of the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”). A proposed rule issued last month provides that eligible taxpayers may receive tax credits for the purchase of qualifying...
(Ilya Somin) My new article, “Let There Be Blight: Blight Condemnations in New York after Goldstein and Kaur” is now available on SSRN. It critiques the New York Court of Appeals’ recent controversial blight takings decisions in the Atlantic Yards and Columbia University eminent domain cases. It...
(Ilya Somin) On Thursday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two decisions dismissing challenges to the Obama health care plan’s individual mandate on jurisdictional grounds. All three judges on the panel were Democratic appointees, including two chosen by President ObamaNeither ruling...
Does requiring the people of a state to vote on tax increases violate the Republican Form of Government guarantee?
(David Kopel) That’s the question raised by a lawsuit in Colorado’s federal district court, in the case of Kerr v. Hickenlooper. In an amicus brief, I suggest that the answer is “no.” The brief relies heavily on the scholarship of my Independence Institute colleague Rob Natelson, who happens to be...
(Eugene Volokh) Let the jokes begin. See this L.A. Times story for the details.(Eugene Volokh) Let the jokes begin. See this L.A. Times story for the details.
(Eugene Volokh) In what English word (which is not a proper name) is “gh” pronounced as “p”? For a possibly not very helpful hint, see below.The more common alternative spelling of this word does indeed render the sound using the letter “p.” But the “gh” spelling is still common enough to be...