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With far too much time and money on their hands, federal prosecutors have now turned private basketball agreements into a matter for federal criminal prosecution.
Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory
It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.
Politicians never let due process or evidence stand in the way of a declaration of guilt.
Legal SystemU.S. History
Was Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase an early example of presidential malfeasance?
Legal SystemWorld History
In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.
Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.
The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System
While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.
Legal SystemThe Police State
Proponents claim that if the government just "cracks down" even harder, the drug problem will be solved. The reality in Mexico and the Philippines shows how wrong this idea is.
In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not.