Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum
Judicial Rubber-Stamping of Warrants Can Be Deadly
By Jacob Sullum
According to a federal indictment unsealed last week, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT and aspiring nurse who was killed during ...
August 10, 2022
Democrats Don't Care Whether Banning 'Assault Weapons' Is Constitutional
By Jacob Sullum
A week before the House of Representatives approved a ban on "assault weapons," a federal judge in Denver explained why ...
August 03, 2022
Chuck Schumer Learned Nothing From the Failure of Pot Legalization in California
By Jacob Sullum
During the next year, California officials said last week, the state expects to seize "more than $1 billion worth of ...
July 27, 2022
A New Gun Law Reflects the Worst Instincts of Both Parties
By Jacob Sullum
Until last month, someone with a felony record who obtained a gun was committing a federal crime punishable by up ...
July 20, 2022
Politicians Defy the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Right To Bear Arms
By Jacob Sullum
After the Supreme Court upheld the right to bear arms last month, some states promptly complied with the ruling by ...
July 13, 2022
The FDA Perversely Seeks to Make Both Cigarettes and Harm-Reducing Alternatives Less Appealing
By Jacob Sullum
The Food and Drug Administration wants to prevent smoking-related deaths by making cigarettes less appealing. Toward that end, the FDA ...
July 06, 2022
Maximalists Threaten a Federalist Compromise on Abortion
By Jacob Sullum
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week, it ostensibly freed states to regulate abortion as they see ...
June 29, 2022
SCOTUS Again Upholds Double Prosecution and Punishment for the Same Crime
By Jacob Sullum
The federal government prosecuted Merle Denezpi twice for the same crime. It also punished him twice: the first time with ...
June 22, 2022
'Red Flag' Laws Require a Tricky Balance
By Jacob Sullum
It is easy to understand the bipartisan appeal of a policy that promises to reduce gun violence by targeting dangerous ...
June 15, 2022
Would These Four Gun Controls Prevent Mass Shootings?
By Jacob Sullum
The New York Times reckons that four gun control measures Congress is considering "might have changed the course of at ...
June 08, 2022
Politicians Should Resist the Urge to 'Do Anything' in Response to School Shootings
By Jacob Sullum
After a gunman murdered 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week, politicians responded ...
June 01, 2022
Commonly Touted Policies Are Ill-suited to Stopping Mass Shooters
By Jacob Sullum
"In New York," former Gov. Andrew Cuomo bragged on Sunday, "we passed the best (gun control) laws in the nation." ...
May 25, 2022
New York's Governor Wants to 'Silence' Constitutionally Protected Speech
By Jacob Sullum
When politicians echo Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' famous observation about "shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater," it typically means they ...
May 18, 2022
Public Opinion About Abortion Is Complex and Sometimes Confused
By Jacob Sullum
A Fox News poll completed last week, the day before Politico published a draft majority opinion indicating that the Supreme ...
May 11, 2022
The Biden Administration Sees Free Speech as a Public Menace
By Jacob Sullum
The Department of Homeland Security is dismayed by the uproar over its new Disinformation Governance Board. DHS this week emphasized ...
May 04, 2022
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