Legislator-in-chief suffers setback on illegal IRS rules

Glenn Reynolds Instapundit 2/12/2014

THE JUDICIARY STRIKES BACK: Obama, legislator-in-chief, suffers setback on illegal IRS rules.

“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck […]

Louisiana Judge Rules Jindal’s Voucher Program Violates State Constitution

Tony Lee Breitbart.com Big Government 2 Dec 2012

A Louisiana judge on Friday ruled that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s landmark school voucher program violated the state’s constitution that governs how taxpayer monies can be used to fund education, ruling that state funds were “never meant to be diverted to private educational providers.”

Nearly 5,000 students […]

So You Think You Can be a Hair Braider?

Jacob Goldstein The New York Times 6/12/2012

…There are more than 1,000 licensed professions in the United States, partly a result of more than a century of legal work. As the country industrialized, state governments wanted to protect their citizens and create standards not just for lawyers and doctors but also for basic services. It […]

Does the ObamaCare individual mandate make contracts unenforceable?

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 2/28/2012

I must admit that until I heard this argument from the Institute for Justice, I never considered the implications of ObamaCare requiring individuals to sign contracts for insurance coverage. In any other context, signing a contract under threat of force constitutes duress, which negates the contract under centuries-old legal standards. What […]

Federal Court Halts Shocking Property Rights Abuse

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When my son came back from Kuwait he couldn’t believe it. He said, “Mom, what’s going on?” And I said, well they want to get rid of us and they’re finally doing it. He was upset. He said, “I’m sorry, I’m halfway around […]

MoveOn.org vs Target and free [corporate] speech

Instapundit

AUGUST 26, 2010

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE busting MoveOn for hypocrisy about Target and corporate speech.

Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 1:05 pm

…For all their railing against Target spending money on speech, it’s clear that the not-ready-for-prime-time players don’t think that corporations like Target can make them do their bidding. They want the audience […]