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How to Beat Legalized Larceny: Government Bullies Empowered by Civil Forfeiture Laws Often Back Down, but Only When Their Victims Can Afford a Fight Nov. 25, 2020

Jacob Sullum

Six months after the Drug Enforcement Administration stole $43,000 from Stacy Jones at a North Carol... Read More

Here We Go Again Nov. 19, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the ... Read More

Can the Government Force Us to Eat Broccoli? Oct. 01, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people... Read More

How to Overcome a Conservative Supreme Court Sep. 24, 2020

Steve Chapman

Among Americans who are not politically conservative, the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader ... Read More

It Should Not Be Standard Operating Procedure to Strip-Search Little Kids Aug. 27, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

Good news, parents: If you let your kids wait in the car for less than 10 minutes on a cool day R... Read More

The Crisis of the Conservative Legal Movement Jul. 31, 2020

Josh Hammer

According to 2016 presidential election exit polling, the Supreme Court was the single most predicti... Read More

Qualified Immunity Is a Test for Conservatives: The Judicially Invented License for Police Abuse Undermines the Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers Jul. 08, 2020

Jacob Sullum

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin faces murder and manslaughter charges for kneeling o... Read More

Maybe Cops Should Be 'Pulling Back': Abolishing Qualified Immunity Is a Crucial Step in Holding Police Accountable for Violating Our Rights Jun. 10, 2020

Jacob Sullum

Attorney General William Barr worries that making it easier to sue cops for abusing their powers "wo... Read More

Do We Still Have a Constitution? May. 07, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

I have been taking some heat from friends and colleagues for my steadfast defense of personal libert... Read More

Voting by Mail Protects Democracy and Public Health May. 07, 2020

Steve Chapman

If I were a fan of the coronavirus, here's what I'd like to see this fall: crowds of Americans stand... Read More

Even in a Pandemic, 'Constitutional Rights Still Exist': A Federal Judge Defends Religious Freedom by Blocking a Misguided Ban on Drive-In Easter Services Apr. 15, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The celebration of Easter this week was conspicuously constrained by government policies aimed at li... Read More

Pelosi Would Curtail Religious Liberty of Catholics Apr. 15, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has joined in an effort to curtail the religious liberty of Catholics. Sp... Read More

Don't Let Democrats Federalize Elections Apr. 10, 2020

David Harsanyi

I'm sorry, but you have no constitutional "right" to vote by mail. You have no constitutional "right... Read More

I Want My Teacher to Get Fired Apr. 04, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 15-year-old girl, and one of my teachers calls all of the girls in my class "dear... Read More

Taking Rights Seriously Apr. 02, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, t... Read More

Will COVID-19 Kill the Constitution? Politicians and the Public Are Alarmingly Willing to Violate Civil Liberties in the Name of Fighting the Epidemic Apr. 01, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The great American jurist St. George Tucker, writing at the beginning of the 19th century, called th... Read More

Freedom in a Time of Madness Mar. 19, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, ... Read More

Police Abuse Breeds Disrespect: Defensive Official Reactions to Corruption Encourage the Attitude That Troubles the Attorney General Mar. 04, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The day before Attorney General William Barr complained about disrespect for the police, Harris Coun... Read More

Punishing the Free Speech of Julian Assange Feb. 27, 2020

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

"Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech." — First Amendment to the U.S.... Read More