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15 Feb 2011, 7:17 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) I agree with Jonathan below that the Constitution (through the spending power) allows Congress to spend tax money to protect the Earth from an asteroid.On the other hand — and at the risk of confirming Mark Kleiman in his belief that libertarians are loopy — I don’t speak for all libertarians, but I think there’s a good case to be made that taxing people to protect the Earth from an asteroid, while within Congress’s powers, is an illegitimate function of… [read post]
9 Jun 2011, 3:19 pm by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) With Romney just having gotten to 30% on InTrade, I thought you might want to practice saying “Y’all were nominating Romney” in Latin: Nominabamini Romney.UPDATE: This is what I get for carrying this around in my head for a long time and then typing it without thinking. [read post]
1 Jan 2011, 7:22 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) My maternal grandmother, Ida Glouberman, was born on January 1, 1911, so she would be 100 years old today if she were alive.Note, though, that I’m not sure how well this statement stands up in light of Russian calendar reform (see here for general interesting issues about the Soviet calendar). [read post]
18 Feb 2014, 11:37 am by Todd A. Bussert
This week, Sasha Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy is blogging “about The Modest Effect of Minneci v. [read post]
15 Jul 2011, 5:06 pm by uwlegalscholarship
The conference includes a legal history panel, Law as Culture: Legal Development and Social Change, organized by Sasha Volokh (Emory) and Paul Hyams (Cornell). [read post]
11 Sep 2013, 12:02 pm by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) Does anyone know of some classic (or just good) history or legal-history book about how the American Revolution and constitution(al thought) were influenced by the English civil wars and Glorious Revolution? [read post]
23 Apr 2012, 1:52 pm by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) I recently discovered a blog devoted entirely to privatization, called, appropriately enough, Privatization Blog. [read post]
14 Mar 2012, 7:38 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) Now is probably as  good a time as any to remind the world of my press release from 16 years ago. [read post]
23 Aug 2010, 10:29 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) Cornell historian Paul Hyams and I are organizing a panel on medieval legal history at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12–15, 2011. [read post]
10 Dec 2014, 2:18 pm by The Federalist Society
 Alexander “SashaVolokh, who is an Associate Professor of Law at the Emory University School of Law. [read post]
10 Dec 2010, 6:52 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) About four and a half years ago, I wrote to the Oxford English Dictionary about the word “absent” in its prepositional sense (“absent X, we cannot do Y”). [read post]
12 Jan 2011, 10:07 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) I’ve only read one book by Piers Anthony — I believe it was Shade of the Tree (1986), perhaps thirteen years ago. [read post]
13 Mar 2011, 8:59 pm by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) For Pi day, let me plug David Blatner’s The Joy of Pi, a short tome of fun facts about pi, whose main advantage is that it cites me, saying something along the lines of “Sure, memorizing digits of pi isn’t useful, but saying that math has to be useful is like saying that the English language is only good for ordering pizza.”What was that all about? [read post]
15 Sep 2010, 7:57 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) What are the earliest five constitutions of independent countries? [read post]
18 Mar 2011, 11:35 am by Sasha Volokh
(Sasha Volokh) I’ve just posted a draft of a recent article, Everything We Know About Faith-Based Prisons, on SSRN. [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 5:56 pm by Eric Muller
The subset of Volokh Conspiracy bloggers who are Russian-Jewish immigrants (Sasha and Eugene Volokh and Ilya Somin) have posted some interesting thoughts in recent months about their and their families' immigrant experiences and/or their pre-emigration lives in Russia.   [read post]
9 Apr 2017, 10:45 pm by Eugene Volokh
Here are a few posts from the first week: [Sasha:] PINKOS AND PISTOLS: The article about my gun club has indeed appeared in The Economist. [read post]
22 Apr 2014, 11:28 am
It was also signed by my co-bloggers Jonathan Adler, Ken Anderson, Jim Lindgren, David Post, Eugene Volokh, and Sasha Volokh. [read post]
6 Feb 2011, 2:44 pm by Ilya Somin
(Ilya Somin) Co-bloggers Sasha Volokh and Ken Anderson express puzzlement as to why anyone would care about the outcome of professional sports competitions. [read post]
13 Mar 2015, 2:16 pm
Sasha Volokh is bemused by the phrase "still and all" in Supreme Court cases. [read post]