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As everyone knows, Richard Thaler has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler’s prize was mainly for behavioral economics, which built upon the work of the earlier nobel laureate Daniel Kanneman. This work has been controversial. Many rational choice economists have strongly criticized it and some...

The petition of the day is: Dawson v. Steager 17-419 Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s precedent and the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity bar states from exempting groups of state retirees from state income tax while discriminating against similarly situated federal retirees based on the source of their...

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Last week, President Trump tweeted: With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?...

(Associated Press/Susan Walsh) The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Fifth Amendment bars the government from requiring criminal defendants to testify against themselves, but it has upheld requirements that people provide physical evidence, such as through drunken-driving breathalyzer tests. In the words of Justice Brennan’s...