Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

During two decades in journalism Jacob Sullum has relentlessly skewered authoritarians of the left and the right, making the case for shrinking the realm of politics and expanding the realm of individual choice.

Read his weekly column here or check out hisĀ bio.

Recently Published

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Puppies and Kittens Trump the Constitution: The New Federal Ban on Animal Cruelty Converts the Commerce Clause Into a General Police Power Nov 13, 2019

I guess I should say at the outset that I do not favor torturing puppies and kittens. But there is a... Read More

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Trump's Audacious Immunity Claim: The President's Desperate Attempt to Stop a Grand Jury From Seeing His Tax Returns Invokes Kingly Powers Nov 06, 2019

Donald Trump's desperate attempt to block a New York grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns, wh... Read More

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Cops Don't Need Another Excuse to Hassle Innocent Drivers: Supreme Court Shouldn't Let Police Stop Cars Simply Because They're Registered to People With Suspended Licenses Oct 30, 2019

At any given time, millions of Americans are forbidden to drive because their licenses have been sus... Read More

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If Confiscating 'Assault Weapons' Is a Gimmick, So Is Banning Them: O'Rourke's Scheme Would Be an Ineffectual Attempt to Enforce Arbitrary Distinctions Oct 23, 2019

Beto O'Rourke is taking flak from other Democratic presidential contenders for supporting mass confi... Read More