Ilya Shapiro

Posted October 25, 2014

Under the Bush administration, the Labor Department interpreted a piece of the Fair Labor Standards Act as exempting mortgage-loan officers from eligibility for overtime pay. The Obama Labor Department didnt see the law the same way, however, and issued a re-interpretation.

Posted October 07, 2014

While it seems like just yesterday that the Supreme Court went on vacation after its controversial (but correct) ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraceptive-mandate case, summer is over even for The Nine.

Posted September 28, 2014

One thing that differentiates Holder from other notorious attorneys general, like John Mitchell under Richard Nixon, is that Holder hasnt gone to jail... Yet.

Posted August 22, 2014

After engaging in a racially motivated street fight with a black man, Charles Cannon found himself facingas expectedassault charges and a sentencing enhancement to penalize him further under Texass hate crime law. You see, they had to make a federal case out of a fistfight to stop the return of slavery.

Posted August 13, 2014

What’s worse than a public policy debate that turns bitter and impolite? Well, for one, having the courts step into the marketplace of ideas to judge which side of a debate has the best “facts.”

Posted July 24, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday morning in Halbig v. Burwell that the government isn’t Humpty Dumpty and so statutory text doesn’t mean whatever the government says it means.