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Licensing Laws Have Long Been a Drain on the Economy. But Florida Could Soon See Reform.

Florida lawmakers are finally addressing the elephant in the barbershop: Floridians must endure 1,200 training hours, pass an exam, and pay a $223.50 fee just… Read More

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This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You a Criminal. Not Anymore.

If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come… Read More

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Group That Tried to Sue Trump Over ‘Emoluments’ Clause Just Got Booted Out of Court

A federal judge recently dismissed the first of three lawsuits against President Donald Trump that claim it’s unconstitutional for a president to own and profit… Read More

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Government Too Often Gets in the Way of Home Cooking Sales, New Study Finds

When cooking your favorite holiday dishes, remember this friendly advice from the FDA: “The most important ingredient in preparing food for the holidays isn’t love (sorry… Read More

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Court Ruling Allows Consumers, Not Bureaucrats, To Regulate ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks

Should federal bureaucrats be able to reject trademarks for brand names that they consider “immoral” or “scandalous”? On Dec. 15, in In re Erik Brunetti, the… Read More

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Supreme Court Asks New Questions About Privacy and Phone Tracking Technology

The Supreme Court held oral argument in Carpenter v. United States on Wednesday, a significant case involving the Fourth Amendment and technology. The question facing… Read More

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After All These Years, Some Prohibition Laws Still Exist. Here’s How New York Is Cleaning Them Up.

The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition on Dec.  5, 1933. Still, some laws that were enacted to enforce Prohibition remain on the books, binding businesses today… Read More

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Rushed Legislation Is a Thriving Industry in Washington. How Our Criminal Code Suffers As a Result.

A recent poll of senior congressional staff suggests what many Americans have long suspected: Lawmakers don’t have enough time and resources to do all of… Read More

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Do We Need 641 Penalties for Nonviolent Drug Crime After Punishment?

Federal laws and regulations carry more than 600 restrictions that may be applied to those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, according to a new government… Read More

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In Positive Turn, Justice Department Prosecuting Bureaucrats Rather Than Entire Agency

Federal prosecutors have accused a group of U.S. postal workers servicing the Atlanta area of taking bribes in exchange for delivering shipments of illegal drugs…. Read More

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