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Court Grants Another Important Affirmative-Action Case

The Supreme Court today granted cert in another important affirmative-action case, this one involving a bizarre 8–7 en banc ruling by the Sixth Circuit that it is a denial of equal protection for the people of the state of Michigan to pass a ballot initiative that, well, requires equal protection. You can’t make this stuff up, folks! Here are my earlier thoughts on the case.

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The Inquisitor Has No Clothes

This is a column about impeachment, but first, a confession: I think I might be guilty of insider trading. At this point, I would like to assure my dear friends at the SEC that I do not mean this in any actionable legal sense, but only in principle. Some time ago, I was considering making an investment in a ... Read More