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Our Zombified Courts

Our Zombified Courts

  The founders believed that trial by jury was among the most precious rights secured by our federal constitution. State constitutions similarly protect the right to be judged by a jury of one’s peers in some form in every state. New Civil Liberties Alliance,...

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Why You Should Clerk for NCLA

Why You Should Clerk for NCLA

  NCLA is fighting on the front lines of cutting-edge administrative law litigation--and you have an opportunity to be a part of that fight!  NCLA is the nation’s only public interest law firm dedicated solely to litigating administrative law issues and restoring...

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A Catastrophic Assault on our Civil Liberties

A Catastrophic Assault on our Civil Liberties

The more laws, the less justice.  Cicero Imagine if your Senator or Congressman proposed a law that required every American to turn over to the government data for every single trade they made in the market. Your broker could not opt out, nor could you, unless you...

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Lawyers, Heal Yourselves!

Lawyers, Heal Yourselves!

  Lawyers, heal yourselves! My work at New Civil Liberties Alliance involves reining in the Administrative State. Every day brings new revelations of the vast sweep and deep tentacles of the modern Administrative State across every level of government.  Do you know...

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The Next Level of Rulemaking Madness

The Next Level of Rulemaking Madness

Despite the fact that both the Constitution and Administrative Procedure Act prohibit the practice, federal agencies often engage in the common-place tactic of issuing informal interpretations, fact sheets, and other forms of “guidance,” the practical...

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The Wholesale Nullification of FOIA

The Wholesale Nullification of FOIA

               The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is one of the most important legal tools Americans have for ensuring the federal government is transparent. Given the mammoth size of the federal bureaucracy, FOIA helps inform Americans of “what...

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The SEC’s Made-up Power to Punish

The SEC’s Made-up Power to Punish

             At some point in every lawyer’s career, they become familiar with, what I call, “hallway law.” This is the set of rules that everyone seems to think apply, but don’t actually have any basis in the law. Hallway law exists merely from inertia,...

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