“Technically nobody bought more than an ounce at a time,” Berman said. “They just kept coming in again and again and again. And it seems like the operators of the dispensaries were perfectly comfortable with evading the spirit of the law, even though they claim that they didn’t violate the letter of the law.”
Spindelman discussed how President Donald Trump’s proposed transgender military ban could affect the military and LGBTQ rights.
“The comparison everyone is thinking of is Switzerland, because it’s probably the best precedent for a reasonably effective wealth tax,” Glogower said.
“While the proposed law may provide people with a small payment, in the long run it may have the perverse impact of sanctioning widespread use of health data for purposes beyond medical care and health research,” Parasidis said.
“It is practically impossible to rely on interpretation of centuries-old case law, ‘especially when you’re talking about taxes that weren’t conceived,'” Glogower said.
“If you are offering people a program that is designed to lead to admission to the bar, then there should be a reasonable expectation of achieving the goal,” Merritt said.
“Whatever one’s views on immigration policy or border security, the refusal of Republican legislators to join Democrats in re-opening the government before negotiating with President Trump is intensifying a genuine constitutional crisis,” Shane writes.
“The simple answer is yes, I think it will help,” Berman said.
As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins the confirmation hearing for William Barr, Professor Peter Shane discusses the role of an attorney general and their relationship to executive power.
“I feel like the government is probably being reactive,” Simmons said.
“That doesn’t mean we ought not be more consistent,” Berman said. “But as we worry about disparity, I think it’s especially important to remember that that disparity has generally been driven by judges aspiring to be more lenient than what are indisputably overly severe guidelines.”
“There’s sometimes a knee-jerk reaction where you think any kind of divestment for, say, fossil fuels, is just about politics,” Rose said. “In reality, it might be because they are looking long-term and see things are changing and they don’t want to be holding on to those assets.”