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  • Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice.

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    The D.C. Circuit continues to rule on a bevy of motions to pause proceedings while federal agencies lack funding thanks to the government shutdown. In one, the court will indeed hear arguments next week regarding whether the USDA violated open records law when, a few weeks after the...


  • The Latest: Montana governor applauds Supreme Court decision

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on Montana's campaign contribution limits (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is calling the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to leave Montana's campaign contribution limits in place a big deal. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal seeking to strike down


  • Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions

    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice.

    Ohio's licensing boards may soon be in for an existential crisis. A sweeping reform signed last week by Gov. John Kasich will require all state boards to prove a "public need for [their] continued existence," lest they expire. And to stem the growth of licensing red tape (which already covers almost a fifth of the state's workforce), a commission will rigorously review any proposed occupational...