Jeremy Rabkin: Protecting Wikipedia contributors means protecting the modern Internet

July 22, 2014

A ruling last month by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is a major victory for the openness of today’s Internet. It’s a particular victory for the process that sustains Wikipedia. The case is John Doe No. 1 v. Susan L. Burke.

The ruling concerned a pre-trial motion to quash

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Anonymous Web Editor Defeats Unmasking Effort

June 02, 2014

A Washington attorney suing an anonymous Wikipedia editor for defamation can’t force the editor to reveal his identity, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled late last week...

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Trampling the Rights of Teachers

February 01, 2014

The heroic effort of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2011 to rein in public employee unions has started to produce results.

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Opportunity Knox

July 11, 2013

A lawsuit in California could spell the end of union collective-bargaining fees

11 July 2013

by Larry Sand

If the California Teachers Association and its parent, the National Education Association, represent Goliath, then ten teachers and a small union alternative called the Christian Educators Association International are fitting stand-ins for David. They’re taking

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CIR files brief in ObamaCare challenge

February 13, 2012

Together with former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, CIR filed an amicus brief in Florida v. HHS, now pending before the Supreme Court.  Today’s brief was filed on behalf of a group of former Attorneys General and officials of the Justice Department, including Attorney General John Ashcroft, Attorney General William P. Barr, Assistant Attorney General Timothy

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Voting Rights Challenge Back on Track

January 12, 2012

(This is before the “more” line)

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision holding that CIR plaintiffs Stephen LaRoque, John Nix and others have standing to pursue their challenge of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The decision is a big

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All sides seek Supreme Court review of Obamacare

September 28, 2011

Today the Obama administration filed a petition for Supreme Court review of this summer’s decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Florida v. HHS, one of the major challenges to the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.”  Relying heavily on CIR’s 2000 Commerce Clause victory U.S. v. Morrison, the Eleventh Circuit had ruled that the act’s requirement

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Smith v. VCU featured on Hannity & Colmes

September 26, 2006

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The wisdom of Solomon

December 05, 2005

By Gerald Walpin

Wall Street Jounral, December 5, 2005

Imagine a college accepting your donation, then saying that you cannot have the same access to the school as all other alumni — but that you must continue making donations. Unbelievable? But that is what most law schools now claim: The U.S. government

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Minority enrollment bounces back at UM

June 07, 2005

By Maryanne George

Detroit Free Press, June 7, 2005

Aggressive recruiting — everywhere from church pulpits to the Internet — appears to have helped the University of Michigan recover minority enrollment in its incoming freshman class, which had dropped significantly in 2004, the university reported Monday.

The preliminary numbers, based on deposits for

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