Short Circuit 259 | The Rent Is Too Damn High
A qualified immunity and property rights pairing this week. But first we announce the winning answer from last episode’s “decretal language” competition. Then, Patrick Jaicomo explains why in the Fourth Circuit it can be unconstitutional for the police to prevent you from livestreaming an encounter, but you can’t sue them about it. Then Suranjan Sen walks us through a couple challenges to New York’s notorious rent control laws. The Second Circuit finds no taking there, whatever the realities of tenants who never move out. However, the question arises: Can these cases be heading somewhere higher? Also, courts, you’re not writing mystery novels. So stop opening your opinions like one.