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20 Feb 2014, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
After criticism of heavy-handed Ankeny, Iowa police raid on persons suspected of credit card fraud, not actually reassuring to be told militarized methods needed because one house occupant had firearms carry permit [Radley Balko, more, more] Advocates strain mightily to fit unpopular Dunn verdict into Stand Your Ground theme [David Kopel, Jacob Sullum] “‘Drop the Cabbage, Bullwinkle! [read post]
3 Jul 2010, 10:00 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) Some excerpts from President Calvin Coolidge’s magnificent speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: ...Amid all the clash of conflicting interests, amid all the welter of partisan politics, every American can turn for solace and consolation to the Declaration of independence and the Constitution of the United States with the assurance and confidence that those two great charters of freedom and justice remain firm and unshaken. [read post]
14 May 2012, 11:17 am by David Kopel
(David Kopel) I posted a draft of this article a few months ago, and I thank VC readers for some helpful comments in improving it. [read post]
19 Nov 2011, 3:20 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) The question has bothered me for decades. [read post]
12 Oct 2010, 12:23 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) An official with Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has announced that the Department will propose changes in the island’s firearms laws, to bring them into line with Heller and McDonald. [read post]
28 Dec 2011, 10:20 am by David Kopel
(David Kopel) According to the New York Times, the answer seems to be “yes. [read post]
28 Jun 2011, 5:42 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) Time magazine managing editor Richard Stengel has penned a cover essay about the Constitution, One Document, Under Siege. [read post]
30 Nov 2011, 1:11 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, has already passed the House, and is currently before the Senate. [read post]
2 Sep 2010, 9:22 am by Big Tent Democrat
Meanwhile back at the reality ranch, David Kopel at the Volokh Conspiracy writes about Anne Coulter's claim that President Obama is an atheist: Ann Coulter? [read post]
23 Jun 2011, 1:07 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) In January, Delta Airlines announced that Saudi Arabian Airlines is joining Delta’s SkyTeam network of international airline partners. [read post]
31 Jul 2010, 2:36 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) Would someone like to do a Latin to English translation of Leonado Bruni’s “De Militia”? [read post]
6 Jun 2012, 11:46 am by David Kopel
(David Kopel) In a column from 2000, I examined what military historians suggest might have happened if the D-Day landings had been repulsed. [read post]
21 Oct 2013, 7:55 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) My Independence Institute colleague Rob Natelson examines the question from an originalist perspective, in a new working paper published on SSRN. [read post]
4 Mar 2016, 12:55 pm by Eugene Volokh
Hogan, which requires strict scrutiny of the ban on selling many firearms and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, read David Kopel’s Feb. 4 post. [read post]
4 Feb 2011, 3:58 pm by David Kopel
(David Kopel) Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act consistent with the original meaning of Constitution? [read post]