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Supreme Court Won’t Review 10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Clarence Thomas Dissents

Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California’s 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas faulted his colleagues for their “inaction” and for turning the Second Amendment into “a disfavored right in this Court.” …

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“Should a Federal Court Stand Idly by When a Foreign Arbitral Commission Issues an Order Restricting the Speech of a Private Party?”

An interesting D.C. federal district court decision from last Fall that I just ran across, in Sharp Corp. v. Hisense USA Corp. The facts: [T]wo Asian television manufacturers, Sharp and Hisense, entered into a 2015 licensing agreement under which Hisense would make and market televisions …

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Border Bouncers Don’t Need Big Brother Spying Powers Over Americans

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reportedly trying to join the network of federal departments that can access warrantless surveillance information gathered by the spies at the National Security Agency. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is trying much the same thing. The prospect of these two …

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Banning Porn Is a Bad Idea. Half a Decade of Science Shows It.

Is porn fueling a “public health crisis?” That’s the breathless and baseless worry spreading from Utah’s legislature to other statehouses (most recently, Florida and Kansas) and the pages of papers like The New York Times. These latest legislative freakouts are part of a rich history …

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Now ICE and Border Patrol Want to Spy On You Too: New at Reason

All wars begin to protect insiders from outside threats and end up targeting the very insiders they are seeking to protect. Indeed, as libertarian scholar Robert Higgs has documented, every major war involving America abroad has led to the death and destruction of civil liberties …

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Former CIA Director and Fox News Host Share a Laugh Over American Interference in Foreign Elections

During a Friday appearance on Fox News, former CIA chief James Woolsey shared a laugh with host Laura Ingraham over the United States’ history of interfering in elections throughout the world. The two yukked it up after Ingraham asked Woolsey to confirm that the United …

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After the Gun Ban: New at Reason

What if the U.S. government managed to pass some kind of a gun ban? Looking back a few years after hypothetical new restrictions on semiautomatic weapons in private hands, we see a country grown more divided, but no less armed. J.D. Tuccille writes: Can Americans …

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Brickbat: Strong Property Rights

A federal judge in Brooklyn has awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists whose work was destroyed when the owner of dilapidated warehouses they had painted in Queens, New York, tore the buildings down. The judge ruled Jerry Wolkoff, owner of the buildings, violated a federal …

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After the Gun Ban

Can Americans overcome hurdles to changing this country’s gun culture and the laws regulating firearms? There may be a path to accomplishing just that—but it’s unlikely that anybody would like the results. Let’s looks back from a possible future… The strategy that gun controllers finally …

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Achtung Baby: When It Comes to Parenting 4-Year-Olds, Germany Is More Laid Back Than America

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children by Sara Zaske represents the latest in a series of books about other countries getting it right while America gets it very, very wrong—it being parenting. Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother …

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