November 30, 2020

Short Circuit 154 | Class action coupons and a building for Buddhists

Class action expert Ted Frank joins to discuss a Ninth Circuit case where the court didn’t think giving class members crummy coupons warranted almost $15 […]

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November 12, 2020

Short Circuit 153 | The Wire and Dairy Cows

Ever seen The Wire? Do you think those cops could have seriously used a team of drones taking photos of Stringer Bell for 12 hours […]

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October 29, 2020

Short Circuit 152: Election Law 2020 Special

What is with up with the torrent of election law cases coming out these days? IJ’s Diana Simpson and Anthony Sanders are here to give […]

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October 22, 2020

Short Circuit 151 | Lifetime Leases and Butterflies on Walls

We don’t recommend converting apartments into condos in San Francisco. But if you do, it might be hard to bring a takings claim, as we […]

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October 08, 2020

Short Circuit 150 | Vacation rentals, COVID orders, and Electoral College studies

On October 16, 2020 the Center for Judicial Engagement is hosting a special online event, our forum on judicial engagement and the Pennsylvania Constitution. Register […]

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October 02, 2020

Short Circuit 149 | Supreme Court Preview for Tar Heels

For the fourth year in a row, the Institute for Justice has teamed up with the University of North Carolina Federalist Society Chapter to preview […]

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September 17, 2020

Short Circuit 148 | Are Apartments a Nuisance? Private Property and the Rise of Zoning

In a special Short Circuit, Harvard Law Professor Molly Brady joins us to talk about an untold story from the rise of zoning law. A […]

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September 10, 2020

Short Circuit 147 | Off-premises signs and an on-premises subpoena

Will former White House Counsel Don McGahn ever testify to the House Judiciary Committee? That partly depends on how you squint when reading the Declaratory […]

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September 04, 2020

Short Circuit 146 (9/4/20)

Rejoining us after a very long break is Rob Johnson, who has some things to say about the Anti-Riot Act and a case finding part […]

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August 27, 2020

Short Circuit 145 | Dude, where’s my car? And, campaigning to disclose

Can a city hold on to your car for three years for no reason? Unfortunately, the Sixth Circuit seems to think the answer is “yes,” […]

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August 14, 2020

Short Circuit 144 | PACER Charges and Publicly Charged Universal Injunctions

What brings all lawyers together? Hatred of PACER. Some nonprofits challenged the fees the federal courts charge for accessing court filings on the electronic records […]

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August 06, 2020

Short Circuit 143 (8/7/20)

Religious freedom v. anti-discrimination and a promise not to do bad things. iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shor…uit/id309062019 Spotify: podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCq…Ehed/overview Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/institut…ce/short-circuit Google: play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#…odkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email […]

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July 30, 2020

Short Circuit 142 (7/31/20)

Excessive home foreclosures and parking fines. iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shor…uit/id309062019 Spotify: podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCq…Ehed/overview Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/institut…ce/short-circuit Google: play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#…odkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Short-Circuit-142-edited.pdf Rafaeli, LLC […]

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July 23, 2020

Short Circuit 141 (7/24/20)

A police pizza raid and Fourth Amendment fireworks in the Fourth Circuit iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shor…uit/id309062019 Spotify: podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCq…Ehed/overview Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/institut…ce/short-circuit Google: play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#…odkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email […]

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July 15, 2020

Short Circuit 140

End times at the sheriff’s department and Euclidean policing. Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/short-circuit-140.pdf iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? […]

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June 26, 2020

Short Circuit 139 (6/26/20)

A Week of Heavy Lifts: Closing Down Gyms in Michigan and a High-Profile Prosecution in DC. Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Short-Circuit-139_otter.ai-final.pdf iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: […]

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June 18, 2020

Short Circuit 138 (6/18/20)A Bunch of Bad Apples

A bunch of bad apples. Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Short-Circuit-138.pdf iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Case 1: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/19/19-40217.0.pdf […]

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June 12, 2020

Short Circuit 137 (6/12/20)

Qualified Immunity and George Floyd iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/short-circuit/id309062019 Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/podcast/1DFCqDbZTI7kIws11kEhed/overview Sticher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/institute-for-justice/short-circuit Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iz26kyzdcpodkfm5cpz7rlvf76a Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Qualified immunity FAQ: https://ij.org/frequently-asked-questions-about-ending-qualified-immunity/ Cato […]

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June 02, 2020

Short Circuit 136 (6/2/20) Arguing at the Supreme Court

Ever wonder what it’s like to argue at the Supreme Court? In a special episode, Anya Bidwell interviews four IJ attorneys who have been in […]

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May 28, 2020

Short Circuit 135 (5/28/20)

Constitutional guarantees during emergencies. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Right to counsel: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/19-1778_opn.pdf Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order […]

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May 15, 2020

Short Circuit 134 (5/15/20)

Is the Supreme Court finally going to do something about qualified immunity? Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? […]

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May 07, 2020

Short Circuit 133 (5/7/20)

Forcing kids to attend crummy schools and forcing prisoners to stay in a COVID-infested prison. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want […]

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May 01, 2020

Short Circuit 132 (5/1/20)

A prostitution sting, alcohol, and government debt collectors. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Arresting a reporter: […]

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April 24, 2020

Short Circuit 131 (4/24/20)

The Real RBT and the King’s Bench (in Pennsylvania) Approves COVID-19 Restrictions. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? […]

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April 21, 2020

Short Circuit 130 (4/21/20)

No suing the feds for hiding Jeffrey Epstein’s non-prosecution deal, no suing the feds for killing cows in a quarantine, and no suing over government […]

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April 14, 2020

Short Circuit 129 (4/14/20)

Fines & fees, completed misdemeanors, and jail debit cards. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? [email protected] Sherwood, Ark […]

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April 09, 2020

Short Circuit 128 (4/9/20)

Did you know your city might go bankrupt because it doesn’t respect property rights? Strong Towns, Zoning, and Engineering Licensing Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android […]

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April 01, 2020

Short Circuit 127 (4/3/20)

A cert grant, a cert petition, sanctuary cities, and pilfered Spanish gold. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ Want to email us? […]

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March 26, 2020

Short Circuit 126 (3/26/20)

Cert petitions, a prison shank public records request and an arrest for being a smart mouth. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 Use Android (RSS)? feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundclo…247/sounds.rss Newsletter: ij.org/about-us/shortcircuit/ […]

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March 13, 2020

Short Circuit 125 (3/13/20)

Double jeopardy, the Air Force’s effective ban on deploying HIV-positive airmen, and leaving supplies in the desert for migrants crossing the border. Use iTunes? itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short…cuit/id309062019 […]

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