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Entries from December 2010

This Weekend’s Pointless DUI Checkpoint

December 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on This Weekend’s Pointless DUI Checkpoint

This last weekend my wife and I went to a Christmas party, and on the way to drop off the little one, we passed the DUI checkpoint on Kietzke.  It was 6:30 PM, and the line of delayed cars stretched for blocks.  Anyone turning around was pulled over for evading the checkpoint, which is a […]

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Tags: Constitutional Law · Criminal Law

Best ObamaCare Legal Analysis Yet

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

University of Chicago Law Professor Richard Epstein makes Virginia v. Sebelius easy to understand for anyone who cares to actually understand the Constitutional (as opposed to policy) arguments against ObamaCare: The key successful move for Virginia was that it found a way to sidestep the well known 1942 decision of the Supreme Court in Wickard […]

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Tags: Constitutional Law · Health Care

Obama’s Revealing Fighting Words

December 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Obama’s Revealing Fighting Words

So Obama vowed earlier this week to “fight” Republicans.  Oh, you post-partisan uniter, you!  Sigh.  OK, there’s lots of this kind of rhetoric in politics, with military terminology so ingrained in the process that people now forget “campaign” used to bring soldiers instead of brochures to people’s minds. But as I read the article and […]

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