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Sports betting a win for states’ rights

In an important decision for states’ rights announced May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by...

Pot use now a gamble

Prohibition-lite: That’s President Donald Trump’s marijuana policy set out in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ guidance to U.S. attorneys, encouraging them to enforce federal pot...

Cash discounts, credit surcharges and free speech

In New York and nine other states, merchants are barred from charging credit-card purchasers a surcharge, but are allowed to offer discounts for paying...

Sanctuary cities are safe, thanks to conservatives

President-elect Donald Trump says he will make “sanctuary cities” help deport immigrants by taking away their federal funding if they don’t change their policies....

Prisoners can’t vote, but they can be redistricted

Prisoners can be counted in population totals for determining a voting district, even though they can’t cast ballots in the place where they’re...

Influence peddling gets protection from First Amendment

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, whose bribery conviction was overturned June 27 by the Supreme Court, should thank his lawyers, his lucky stars and...

The future wins in a battle over Jewish history

You never actually own a synagogue. You merely take care of it for the next generation. That’s the essence of a 106-page court decision...

A tax on Yale’s endowment? Good luck with that

"It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it!" These words, spoken by Daniel Webster,...

Law schools should have to be really honest

You’ll be forgiven for chuckling at the story that a former law student is suing her law school because she didn't get a job...

Gun rights are different from your travel rights

What if the National Rifle Association is right that the no-fly list shouldn’t be used for denying people guns, as President Barack Obama has...
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