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The Bush Administration sought to boost federal surveillance powers retroactively after the Attorney General refused to authorize them. Julian Sanchez explains.
American fears over China’s future economic power need to be tempered with some evidence. The same goes for hopes that low-value-added manufacturing that has left the United States will some day return. Gerald P. O’Driscoll, Jr. comments.
Lawrence Lessig likes to point to Eugene McCarthy’s 1968 campaign as he argues for restrictions on election spending. It’s just a really bad example. John Samples explains.
The SEC’s new rule compelling public companies to report ratios of CEO pay to other workers may provide a toehold for further regulation of corporate compensation. Thaya Knight comments.
The seizure of Rhonda Cox’s truck at the hands of Arizona cops was just the beginning of her education in civil asset forfeiture. Attorney J Cabou discusses her case.
A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering a black resident and creating bogus evidence to suggest the killing was in self-defence, the Guardian has learned.
Officer Troy Middlebrooks kept his job and continues to patrol Alexander City after authorities there paid the man $35,000 to avoid being publicly sued over the incident. Middlebrooks, a veteran of the US marines, said the man “needs a god damn bullet” and allegedly referred to him as “that nigger”, after becoming frustrated that the man was not punished more harshly over a prior run-in.
Texas has begun the process of seizing valuable distribution rights from craft brewers and giving those rights to beer distributors. Attorney Arif Panju of the Institute for Justice comments on a new lawsuit challenging the taking.