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September 19, 2020
On the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I had the privilege of knowing her personally and arguing cases in front of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
June 30, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts Applaud School Choice Victory in Supreme Court
‘The U.S. Supreme Court provided a big win today for those who believe in equality under the law and who are opposed to government discrimination of religious schools.’
May 20, 2020
Viewing 'Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words'
As a former immediate subordinate of Justice Thomas and as the Chairman of the WTTW Community Advisory Board, I am doubly frustrated by any inconvenience anyone has experienced in seeing this film.
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Government & Politics
May 1, 2020
Countering Pritzker's Endless 'Emergency' Power Grab in Court
The candor is refreshing.  It is rare to see a public official openly resting upon the justification of Napoleon, the despot in George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm:  "Some pigs are more equal than others."
April 13, 2020
Tyson Timbs’ Asset Forfeiture Case in District Court Following Indiana Supreme Court Decision
Tyson Timbs has been trying to recover a Land Rover seized by police in connection with his arrest for a drug offense in 2013.
March 26, 2020
Firearms Sales Surge during Pandemic
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales

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February 12, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
It’s time for federal and state courts to say enough is enough and block all such lawsuits. It’s the job of elected branches, not the judiciary, to determine United States climate and energy policy.
January 21, 2020
By Edward N. Tiesenga, Carl A. Miller, and Sophia Pethokoukis
"Our research revealed Illinois legislators have acquiesced to a power grab by the federal and state judiciary."
January 21, 2020
By Ashley Herzog
Colorado law allows property owners and residents to form “special municipal districts” that can use eminent domain to take private property.
January 16, 2020
By Heartland Staff
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue emergency rules banning online and retail sales of flavored e-cigarettes, in response to reports of an increase in vaping-related lung diseases.
January 10, 2020
By Joe Barnett
A canvass of 1,000 likely voters by The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank, and Rasmussen Reports.
January 9, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Plea bargains let persons accused of crimes plead guilty and receive reduced charges or a reduced sentence.
January 8, 2020
By Dr. William J. Murphy
The McGahn case again illustrates how civil enforcement actions are plagued by prolonged litigation and procedural delays that render them unsuitable for achieving prompt and effective oversight actions.
December 27, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
University of Michigan Eliminates Its "Bias Response Teams"
November 5, 2019
By Juliana Knot
A Michigan city has agreed not to use its expansive anti-discrimination law against two political strategists.
September 27, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The law places Colorado in a compact of states that pledge to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate receives a majority of the NPV.