Eleventh Circuit Strikes Down Univ. of Central Florida’s “Discriminatory Harassment” Speech Code

An excerpt from today’s Eleventh Circuit decision in Speech First, Inc. v. Cartwright (written by Judge Kevin Newsom and joined by Judge Stanley Marcus and District Judge Richard Story), which generally strikes me as quite right: [In] determining the propriety of preliminary injunctive relief[, we consider, among other things, whether plaintiff has shown a] The … Read more

Justice Gorsuch Calls for Overruling the Insular Cases

Justice Neil Gorsuch. Earlier today, in United States v. Vaello-Madero, an 8-1 Supreme Court ruled that Congress can exclude residents of Puerto Rico and other federal territories from SSI benefits extended to residents of the fifty states. The ruling is consistent with precedent under which, among other things, Congress also exempts residents of Puerto Rico … Read more

Congress Won’t Legalize Pot Anytime Soon, but It Could Protect Marijuana Businesses by Passing Banking Reform

State-licensed recreational marijuana sales began today in New Jersey, one of 18 states that have legalized cannabis for adults 21 or older. Those states account for more than two-fifths of the US population, and another 19 have legalized marijuana for medical use, meaning three-quarters of the states have retreated from a blanket ban. According to … Read more

DeSantis Is Bullying Poor Mickey Again…

Governor Ron DeSantis shows no signs of letting up on Mickey as he continues the discussion around removing the special tax status that Disney has enjoyed since 1967. Florida and Walt Disney Corporation allow Disney to oversee its property as a quasi-governmental agency, building roads and collecting taxes. Their property extends across two counties and … Read more

Supreme Court on What Counts as a Content-Based Speech Restriction

Over the last 50 years, the Supreme Court’s First Amendment cases have treated content-based speech restrictions very differently from content-neutral ones. Even a relatively modest content-based restriction, generally speaking, must either fit within a First Amendment exception (such as for true threats or for defamation) or must pass the very demanding “strict scrutiny” test. But … Read more

MI SOS Benson Gave Ballot Harvesters Ability To Steal The 2020 Election…Here’s How

Yesterday, Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit and Patty McMurray of 100 Percent Fed Up interviewed True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, the geniuses behind Dinesh D’Souza’s soon-to-be-released “2000 Mules” movie. 100 Percent Fed Up in conjunction with The Gateway Pundit reports -Using commercially available geo-tracking cell phone data, True the Vote … Read more

Pittsburgh Will Force Private Developers To Build Affordable Housing

Pittsburgh is expanding on a remarkably straightforward approach to creating new affordable housing: Force private developers to build it. On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed an ordinance expanding preexisting requirements that developers include below-market-rate units in their projects to more areas of the city. Now, builders of 20 or more units in Pittsburgh’s … Read more

NY Subway Shooting Raises Stakes In Supreme Court’s Concealed Carry Decision

By John R. Lott Jr. for RealClearPolitics The US Supreme Court is currently deliberating on the constitutionality of New York’s “may-issue” concealed handgun law. The ruling will be made within the next few months and will determine whether people have to provide a special reason for getting a concealed handgun permit to defend themselves and … Read more