Archive for June 28th, 2010

Second Amendment Incorporated Against the States »

What a feast for law geeks. Today, the Supreme Court actually decided an incorporation case. Most of us never thought we would see such in our life times. What is incorporation? It is the judicially created doctrine that certain provisions of the the bill of rights are applicable to the states. History teaches that…
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Not From The Onion: New Light Bulb Warning Labels »

Thanks to the Federal Government, light bulb packages will soon look like food labels and, perhaps eventually, cigarette packages (“ELECTRICIAN GENERAL WARNING: Incandescent Light Bulb Use Increases The Risk Of Infertility, Stillbirth, And Low Birth Weight”). Perhaps you didn’t know that Section 321 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 gave the Federal…
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Homebuyer Tax Credit: Debt Financed Public Policy »

As expected by many economists, the Homebuyer Tax Credit did little to nothing to encourage new home purchases and only shifted the purchase of new homes from May to April. Howard Gleckman over at the Tax Policy Center reports on the waste and fraud afforded by deficit financed public policy of this sort, noting…
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