Law & Government
He Spent a Decade in Jail Without Being Convicted. Now His Lawyer Says His Case Should Be Dismissed.
Maurice Jimmerson has spent 10 years in jail awaiting trial for a 2013 murder charge.
The Supreme Court Is Not in a 'War on Science'
The Supreme Court is agnostic on questions of science, but clear and resolute on questions of law.
On Religious Divisiveness and the Judicial Role
Justice Breyer thought the Establishment Clause authorizes judges to improve the tone of political discourse. It does not.
Congress Warned About Abuses of Presidential Emergency Powers
Legislators from both parties worry about unilateral power, but they use it when it’s convenient.
Justice Breyer's Establishment Clause Particularism
Justice Breyer saw church-state controversies as highly and inevitably fact-bound, solvable only through a judicial balancing exercise.
District Court Judge Revives Kids Climate Case
Years after the Ninth Circuit ordered the case dismissed, it is brought back to life with a surprising trial court order.
Roy Moore Is (Still) Constitutionally Illiterate
A lesson in how to ensure you lose a case in court.
Congressional Commission's Taiwan Plan Is a Mixed Bag for U.S. Interests
The bipartisan plan encourages greater involvement by the U.S. military than past policy.
In Virginia, No Degree Is No Problem
The state is the latest of several in recent months that have moved to eliminate college degree requirements for the vast majority of state government jobs.
CBO: Debt Ceiling Deal Means 78,000 More Able-Bodied, Childless Adults Could Get Food Stamps
New work requirements will target those over age 50, but the debt ceiling deal also loosens existing work requirements for those under age 50.
NIMBY Cities Are Using Your Tax Dollars To Lobby Against New Housing
Publicly funded leagues of cities are fighting zoning reforms in state capitals across the country.
Josh Hawley Wants the Government To Silence A.I.
The Missouri senator is once again pursuing misguided tech regulation.
Does a Footnote in Sackett II Indicate How SCOTUS Will Resolve the Affirmative Action Cases?
Could the Court treat Justice Powell's Bakke opinion the way it treated Justice Kennedy's Rapanos opinion?
France's Ban on Short-Haul Flights Will Kill People
You're 2,200 times more likely to die when traveling by car as opposed to by airplane.
The Source of Law in Tyler v. Hennepin County
a sub silentio invocation of the general law and positive law approaches
Even Pennsylvanians Can Now Buy Wine in Grocery Stores, but New Yorkers Still Can't
A bill that would expand wine sales in the Empire State is meeting familiar resistance from entrenched interests.
Childproofing the Internet
How online “child protection” measures could make child and adult internet users more vulnerable to hackers, identity thieves, and snoops.
Social Security and Medicare Are Ticking Time Bombs
Even taking all the money from every billionaire wouldn't cover our coming bankruptcy.
Senators Want To Declare Fentanyl a National Security Threat
Plus: SCOTUS won't hear Reddit sex trafficking case, debt deal would increase spending on SNAP benefits, and more...
"Appeasement"? Or, Avoiding Error?
Justice Breyer did not always vote with the Court’s strict-separationist justices. Good for him.
How To Restrain the A.I. Regulators
A more flexible model of oversight avoids hyper-cautious top-down regulation and enables swifter access to the substantial benefits of safe A.I.
Conservatives Rage Against Debt Ceiling Bill: 'Not One Republican Should Vote for This'
But a lot of Republicans probably will.
Banging Our Heads on the Debt Ceiling
Plus: A listener question cross-examines prior Reason Roundtable discussions surrounding immigration, economic growth, and birthrates.
DOJ Says That Cops Who Killed Autistic Teenager May Have Violated His Civil Rights
Eric Parsa died after police placed him in a "prone position" for over nine minutes. Now, the DOJ says that the officers' actions likely violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DeSantis Says He Would Seek Repeal of FIRST STEP Act if Elected President
DeSantis calls the bill a "jailbreak," a gross misrepresentation of the criminal justice reform bill.
Debt Ceiling Bill 'Locks in the Inflated Spending Levels of Recent Years'
Plus: Artificial intelligence and jobs, how government caused a lifeguard shortage, and more...
Justice Breyer and the Establishment Clause
Even without writing majority opinions, his contributions were important.
Debt Ceiling Deal Curtails GOP-Backed Budget Cuts, Spending Caps
The deal will freeze non-military discretionary spending this year and allow a 1 percent increase in 2024.
Blame the Feds for Your Canceled Flight This Memorial Day
Staffing shortages and laughably out-of-date technology in the federal government's air traffic control system are leading to a lot more flight delays.
A Georgia Woman Died After Falling Out of a Moving Patrol Car. Now, Her Family Is Suing the Cops Responsible.
Brianna Grier was having a mental health crisis. She needed an ambulance. She got two cops instead.
Minnesota Caps Length of Probation Sentences
A Reason investigation earlier this year detailed the case of a Minnesota woman who was sentenced to 40 years on probation for a drug crime.
North Carolina Governor Declares 'State of Emergency' Over Education Debate
The stunt comes days after Justice Gorsuch warned of officials addicted to emergency decrees.
Supreme Court Reins in EPA Overreach
Thanks to Sackett v. EPA, the feds can no longer treat a backyard puddle like it's a lake.
John Sununu on Boyden Gray's Legal Legacy
C. Boyden Gray was a pivotal figure within the Republican Party on environmental law.
In Sackett v. EPA, the Supreme Court Cuts Back Federal Regulatory Authority Over Wetlands
The Clean Water Act decision was a unanimous win for the Sacketts, and a 5-4 victory for Justice Scalia's 2006 Rapanos v. United States plurality.
Panicked by Fentanyl Analogs, Biden Embraces the Mandatory Minimums He Claims To Oppose
A House-approved bill that the president supports would expand the draconian penalties he supposedly wants to abolish.
The County Sold Her Home Over Unpaid Taxes and Kept the Profit. SCOTUS Wasn't Having It.
"The taxpayer must render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, but no more," wrote Chief Justice John Roberts.
Court Upholds Order Limiting Divorced Father's Talking to Gay Son About Sexual Orientation and Religion
"[W]e find no error by the trial court in finding that Father had mentally abused N. The circuit court concluded that N. was 'frightened,' 'scared,' and 'fearful' of his Father's anger and his Father's refusal to accept his sexual orientation."
Taxing the Rich Will Have No Meaningful Effect on Our Sky-High National Debt
The U.S. tax system is extremely progressive, even compared to European countries—whose governments rely on taxing the middle class.
The FTC Is Investigating Anti-Competitive Baby Formula Contracts. Bad Federal Policy Is To Blame.
If the FTC wants to know why there's such a notable lack of competition within America's baby formula market, it ought to ask other parts of the federal bureaucracy.
Will We Ever Get an SEC Climate Disclosure Rule?
The Securities & Exchange Commission again delays issuing a controversial anticipated rule.