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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Blog.

Zip2Tax Blog
Recent cases involving state sales and use tax laws.

Open Source Writer
Using Linux & FOSS as a Professional Writer


Bonham’s Cases
A judicial review of the (non-U.S.) English-speaking world.

Sweet Briar Litigation Blog
The legal battle to save a Virginia women’s college.


The Legal Battle to Save Sweet Briar Begins
On March 3, the board of directors of Sweet Briar College voted to close the 114-year-old women’s college. The Amherst County Attorney has sued to stop the closing. Does she have a case? (, 3/31/15)

Death of UAB football depicts larger issues
Taking the Football Bowl Subdivision out of the Division I equation entirely may be the best way to prevent other schools from taking the same drastic measures as UAB. (Saturday Down South, 12/3/14)

Sexual assault cases present dilemma for schools
Florida’s suspension of quarterback Treon Harris raised important questions regarding university procedures for dealing with potential criminal behavior. (Saturday Down South, 11/6/14)

Will the FCC Let Televised Football Be?
The micromanagement of pro football’s television policies, it seems, will continue without interruption. (, 10/11/14)

Why autonomy means better football for the fans
NCAA governance reforms will quash the movement to “unionize” college football players. (Saturday Down South, 8/11/14)

Hanging Delayed Is Hanging Denied: Abolish the Dysfunctional Death Penalty
Long delays and legal maladministration are further reason to dump capital punishment. (, 7/26/14)

Sign Regulations and the Threat to Free Speech
City planners won’t let private citizens put bright red signs on their own lawns. (, 6/1/14)

How the Drug War Threatens Privacy Rights Around the World
The war on drugs drives a greater demand for police wiretaps, which in turn erodes society’s support for privacy rights. (, 5/4/14)

Put Cameras in the Supreme Court
Australia, Canada, and England all allow cameras in their high courts. So should the U.S. (, 4/13/14)

College Football Unionization Decision Opens a Can of Worms
As long as most major football schools are state universities, the question of player unionization will likely be decided on political rather than strictly legal grounds. (, 3/30/14)

Tort Reform: Should Lawmakers Cap Medical Malpractice Damages?
The Florida Supreme Court draws new attention to a systemic problem. (, 3/20/14)

Michael Jordan vs. Free Speech
Circuit court ruling gives fame a First Amendment Veto (, 3/2/14)

Book review of Any Given Monday by Dr. James Andrews
Dr. James Andrews offers glimpse into SEC football and more (Saturday Down South, 1/16/13)

Get Ready to Bet on Football…in Canada?
As the NCAA continues to fight recent moves to allow sports betting in New Jersey, Canada is taking steps to become the “Vegas of the North.” (Saturday Down South, 10/23/12)

The Long-term Battle Between Sports Leagues and Gambling
Sports and gambling go together like peanut butter and jelly. The NCAA and the professional sports leagues know this, yet for decades, they’ve maintained a puritanical opposition to any legal acknowledgment of sports gambling. (Saturday Down South, 8/14/12)

The NFL Is Not For Libertarians
The NFL is not a private enterprise in any free-market sense. It was at one time, but since the 1960s, it has steadily morphed into a subsidiary of the state. (The Libertarian Standard, 4/26/12)

How Athletic Programs Are Handling the Rise of Social Media
Social media is supposed to make the world more open and transparent, not less. Universities should be at the forefront of this movement, yet their athletic departments and the NCAA remain fixated on a World War II-era “command and control” policy when it comes to disseminating information. (Saturday Down South, 2/6/12)

The Pricing Politburo Slams Shampoo
You’ll be surprised to learn the US Department of Justice has just spent several months and thousands of taxpayer dollars pursuing a plan to regulate the price of $1 shampoo. (Mises Daily, 5/13/11)


Doctors’ Orders
The government’s war on medical “price fixing” squelches speech without helping consumers. This article was featured in the December 2010 edition of Reason.

Regulate the Bloggers? (PDF)
This featured story for the September 2009 issue of The Free Market examines the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to censor online speech.


Irrelevant Markets (PDF)
24 Essays on the Antitrust Misadventures of the FTC and Department of Justice. (January 2012)