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SJC seems wary of upending COVID-19 fight

SJC seems wary of upending COVID-19 fight

Several Members of the Supreme Judicial Court seemed wary on Friday of upending the fight against COVID-19 during a hearing on a case challenging the sweeping powers Gov. Charlie Baker has exercised over the last seven months in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic....

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Bump Stock Ban Back in Contention

Bump Stock Ban Back in Contention

Bump stocks have faded from the headlines. Most in the firearms community have been outraged that a federal administrative agency could make such a radical change in the law, as to ban items the agency previously ruled were perfectly legal, without any action by...

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Bump Stock Ruling Vacated, to Be Reheard

Bump Stock Ruling Vacated, to Be Reheard

A federal appeals court last week vacated an earlier decision that upheld the federal government's ban on bump stocks and granted a petition for a rehearing. The U.S. 10th Circuit, based in Denver, Colorado, agreed to an en banc petition in the case of Utah gun rights...

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NCLA Challenges CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

NCLA Challenges CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Last week, Ilya Somin and I blogged about the Trump Administration's new eviction moratorium. The New Civil Liberties Alliance has challenged the policy, and sought a temporary restraining order in the Northern District of Georgia. The Plaintiff is from Virginia, but...

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Healey defends Baker’s COVID-19 crisis actions

Healey defends Baker’s COVID-19 crisis actions

With the Supreme Judicial Court expected to hear arguments in a little over a week over a lawsuit challenging Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 executive orders, Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lengthy defense of the governor and the legality of his actions to...

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Mass. Top Court Extols Gov’s ‘Darn Good Job’ In Virus Fight

SEC Judges Once More Under Attack At Supreme Court

The constitutionality of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission judges is back at the U.S. Supreme Court with a fresh appeal from the New Civil Liberties Alliance, a small-government group that wants the justices to greenlight a federal lawsuit taking aim at the...

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