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Your Point Being?

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On June 26, 2009
It’s because of arguments of this quality that they found a civil liberties claim that Sam Alito (albeit superfluously) can support: Matthew Wright, lawyer for the Safford school district, predicted the decision would have a “chilling effect” on administrators responding to threats of drugs. The War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) Drugs […]

Court Finds Arbitrary Strip Search Unconstitutional

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On June 25, 2009
I’m very, very happy to be wrong about this one. In a very pleasant surprise, today 8 justices found that the appalling arbitrary strip search of Savana Redding violated the Fourth Amendment. The majority opinion, by Souter, split the baby by finding a constitutional violation but holding that because the law was unclear the administrator […]

Proposition

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On June 25, 2009

Michael Bay is worse than Stalin. Discuss. … I look forward to Yglesias and Kleins’ Bay apologism with giddy anticipation… Share

Mark Sanford’s Omnipotent Penis

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On June 25, 2009
ShorterVerbatim Roger L. Simon: Nevertheless, Mark Sanford’s out-of-control Father’s Day jaunt to Buenos Aires is particularly ill-timed, not just because of the obvious disrespect to his wife, children, friends, citizens of his state, political party, etc. Reason: IRAN. At this moment, the eyes of this country should be fixed on the horrific events coming from […]

Prison Rape

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On June 24, 2009

A rare bit of good sense at the Corner: It has been far too long in coming but, yesterday, the Federal Prison Rape Elimination commission released its report on elimination and prevention efforts rega

Barney Frank is Smart

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On June 24, 2009
Via Ezra, via Krugman: These arguments will come from the very people who denied that the economic recovery plan created any jobs. We have a very odd economic philosophy in Washington: It’s called weaponized Keynesianism. It is the view that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important […]

Tools of the trade

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On June 24, 2009

The second-easiest job in Washington (next to this guy’s) is being a White House correspondent. You show up at press conferences, and ask questions like “Mr. President, are you still smoki

Your Point Being?

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On June 24, 2009

Although I’m happy to see Ebert v. America’s Worst Director, I was a little puzzled by this: The movie has been signed by Michael Bay. This is the same man who directed “The RockR

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