My wife Alison Somin, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, outlines the problem.
Amicus brief in Supreme Court's Second Amendment Rahimi case
The best reforms would correct the real problems of overcriminalization and overincarceration, as well as removing all artificial barriers to building more homes.
Race Discrimination/Harassment Lawsuit Against Seattle Related to Its "Race and Social Justice Initiative" …
can go forward, says a federal court.
The opinion was decided July 21, but was originally issued sealed; it was just unsealed today, in response to my motion to unseal.
Cato Institute immigration policy expert Alex Nowrasteh explains the close parallels between a policy most conservatives hate, and one most them reflexively support.
Policy analyst Justin Hayes summarizes the reasons why conservatives, progressives, and libertarians all have reason to support zoning reform.
A critical column by Jamelle Bouie prompts an extensive reply from Peter Canellos.
My New Washington Examiner Article on the Supreme Court's Ruling on Racial Preferences in College Admissions
The article assesses strengths and weaknesses of the Court's decision, and what it will take to implement Chief Justice Roberts' admonition that "[e]liminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it."
They probably aren't illegal under current law. But they are nonetheless wrong for many of the same reasons as racial preferences.
The Lower Court "Found that [Defense Lawyer's] Comments Played on Stereotypes About the 'Angry Black Woman'"
"and the 'victimhood' of white women." "In support of its decision, the court ... pointed to defense counsel's description of Henderson as 'quite combative' on the witness stand and her description of Thompson as 'intimidated and emotional about the process.'"
"there would be a very strong case for prompt review by this Court."
A preliminary assessment of today's decisions. The majority rightly struck a blow against the use of racial preferences for purposes of advancing "diversity" in education. But there are some flaws in its reasoning.
Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 'Eliminating Racial Discrimination Means Eliminating All of It'
In a 6–3 decision, the Court ruled that race-based affirmative action in college admissions violates the 14th Amendment.
Affirmative action becomes harder to defend when it entails discrimination against a variety of racial and ethnic minority groups.
The decision sets a dangerous precedent licensing the use of facially neutral policies to discriminate against minorities in various contexts.
My brief rejoinder to his response to my earlier post on this subject.
This piece is his response to my post criticizing of an article he wrote in the City Journal.
"KCPD has continuously and repeatedly advised Plaintiff and his fellow officers that if they did not fulfill a 'ticket quota' then they would be kicked out of the unit," the complaint states.
This total is 2.5 times the state's annual budget.
"If I disagreed or offered another opinion, I was told I had cognitive dissonance," Josh Diemert says.
The authors will join Reason on Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern to discuss the Supreme Court cases alleging unlawful discrimination against Asian Americans by Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
The conservative majority on the Court is highly likely to rule against the two schools' use of racial preferences in admissions. But there are several different ways it could do so, which have different implications for future cases.
American Council of Education Claims Ending Racial Preferences in College Admissions Would Chill Speech
Do First Amendment claims about racial preferences hold water?
Targeting Employee for Op-Ed Criticizing "Anti-Racism" Because She's White May Be Race Discrimination
but because here the employer's (and union's) actions were basically just an incident of public criticism, they didn't qualify as hostile environment harassment (and the employee wasn't fired or demoted).
Critics allege, with some justice, that the Biden Administration is treating the former more favorably than the latter. If so, the right solution is to increase openness to Afghans and others fleeing war and repression, not bar more Ukrainians.