June 04, 2015

Short Circuit 012 (6/5/15)

A holding-cell beatdown; an epic zoning battle in Chicago; and whether judges should ever criticize prosecutors. Holding-cell beatdown: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d5100874-f164-4d40-89c2-a75e0befec9e/2/doc/14-2472_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/d5100874-f164-4d40-89c2-a75e0befec9e/2/hilite/ Zoning battle: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D06-01/C:13-3669:J:Cudahy:con:T:fnOp:N:1561456:S:0 Judges and prosecutors: […]

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May 29, 2015

Short Circuit 011 (5/29/15)

The resume that sent a man back to prison; an ostrich causes reversible error; and a “patently offensive” license plate. Resume: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D05-21/C:14-1204:J:Ripple:aut:T:fnOp:N:1556299:S:0 Ostrich: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D05-26/C:13-2166:J:Posner:aut:T:fnOp:N:1557799:S:0 License […]

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May 22, 2015

Short Circuit 010 (5/22/15)

The case of the disappearing marijuana, an EPA maneuver to evade judicial review, and a burglary-for-hire gone wrong. Marijuana: http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201412801.pdf EPA: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/1570793BF8ECB93D85257E460050A96E/$file/13-5290-1552699.pdf Burglary: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/15a0093p-06.pdf

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May 01, 2015

Short Circuit 009 (5/1/15)

Courts require evidence to ban speech but not guns, and a tragedy at the border goes en banc. Speech: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/15a0078p-06.pdf Guns: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D04-27/C:14-3091:J:Easterbrook:aut:T:fnOp:N:1541776:S:0 Border tragedy: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-50792-CV1.pdf

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April 24, 2015

Short Circuit 008 (4/24/15)

Pimps, pirate treasure, and police on pistol patrol. Pimps: http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/04/21/13-30223.pdf Pirate treasure: http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/124574p.pdf Police patrolling for pistols in the Nation’s capital: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3A4AECFC912850FA85257E2E00509DD3/$file/13-3102-1548318.pdf Subscribe at http://www.ij.org/short-circuit

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April 09, 2015

Short Circuit 007 (4/9/15)

When cops don’t know the law, a heartbreaking deportation case, and charity donation bins … that speak! Cops: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-50745-CR0.pdf Deportation: media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/13-1550P-01A.pdf Charity bins: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/15a0063p-06.pdf Subscribe […]

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April 06, 2015

Short Circuit 006 (4/3/15)

A veterinarian’s free speech rights, a prisoner’s cruel and unusual garb, and a farmer busted for swampbusting. Vet Speech: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/14/14-40403-CV0.pdf Prisoner: http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D03-27/C:13-1769:J:PerCuriam:aut:T:fnOp:N:1524418:S:0 Swampbusting: http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/15a0058p-06.pdf

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March 26, 2015

Short Circuit 005 (3/26/15)

A questionable murder conviction, $60,000 seized from a man never charged with a crime, and an immigrant who may face persecution if she’s deported.

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March 20, 2015

Short Circuit 004 (3/20/15)

A naughty beer label, censorship on city buses, and a heart-healthy butter substitute that isn’t. Subscribe today to receive Short Circuit, a weekly email roundup […]

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March 13, 2015

Short Circuit 003 (3/13/15)

An exotic dancing ban, prison guards who ignored sexual abuse, and a successful (!) ineffective-assistance claim. Subscribe today to receive Short Circuit, a weekly email […]

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March 11, 2015

Short Circuit 002 (3/6/15)

A Border Patrol checkpoint, missing evidence, and an officer who crossed the thin blue line. Subscribe today to receive Short Circuit, a weekly email roundup […]

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February 27, 2015

Short Circuit 001 (2/27/15)

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