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ANDREW KLOSTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Contrary to headlines like Fox New’s “Supreme Court limits EPA global warming rules,” the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of broad authority for the Environmental Protection Agency. In an important opinion delivered today, the U.S. Supreme Court ensured that the EPA will continue to seek...
ANDREW KLOSTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 2, which imposes caging standards on California egg producers. Since then, the California legislature and California regulators have tried to “level the playing field” by imposing the same requirements on out-of-state egg producers. Yet federal law explicitly prohibits one state...
ANDREW KLOSTER, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In spite of clear Pennsylvania law to the contrary, a Pennsylvania clerk recently started issuing invalid same-sex marriage licenses, abdicating his duty to uphold the law. Yesterday, a state court ordered him to stop. In New Mexico, a similar situation has also occurred. Activists in various...
ANDREW KLOSTER, THEFIRE.ORG This is part two of a blog series detailing the saga of Katie Kickertz, an expelled New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry student. Part one can be found here, and her recent court victory can be found here: In re Katie Kickertz v. New York University,...
ANDREW KLOSTER, THEFIRE.ORG Last week, The Des Moines Register reported that jurors in the Teresa Wagner case believe that the University of Iowa College of Law "illegally denied a promotion to a conservative Republican because of her politics." The story has been picked up by various legal blogs. At FIRE,...
ANDREW KLOSTER, THE FIRE Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an excellent decision (.PDF) supporting freedom of speech on university campuses. In the case, McGlone v. Bell, No. 10-6055, the Sixth Circuit reversed a decision of the United States District Court for the Middle...
FIRST AMENDMENT, THEFIRE.ORG Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, reports on Theresa Wagner’s recent victory at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which I analyzed in a recent blog entry here on The Torch. An outspoken conservative, Wagner is suing the...