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Washington Post: Should Laughter be a Federal Crime?

Washington Post, May 3, 2017 Arresting someone for laughing may sound funny, but it’s no joke  I was once kicked out of the Supreme Court for laughing. The charges against Desiree Fairooz are serious business. By James Bovard The Justice Department is prosecuting a woman who laughed during a Senate hearing to confirm Jeff Sessions […]

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FFF: My Supreme Court Fashion Reject

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – SUPREME FASHION REJECT by James Bovard “You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth,” the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen declared in his famous play An Enemy of the People.  Unfortunately, the justices on the Supreme Court of the United […]

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My Supreme Covert Failure

The Liberty Under Attack blog last week had an essay on “Blending In: The Art of the Grey Man” – “Given the fact that American dissidents are unjustly profiled by the government, it stands to reason that direct action must be taken to stymie the creation of political prisoners. Whether these injustices are due to malice or stupidity, the fact […]

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FFF: Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – Supreme Demolition for the Raisin Racket by James Bovard The December 2013 Future of Freedom contained my article “A Supreme Rebuff for USDA’s Ruinous Raisin Regime.” The legal case surrounding that controversy kept percolating in the courts for another 18 months. The Obama administration won a big victory […]

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My Playboy Greatest Hits

So Playboy is becoming proudly birthday-suit free.  Lots of jokes this week about how guys will now be able to honestly say “I only read it for the articles.” From 1994 through 2002, I wrote a bunch of pieces for Playboy on No-Knock Raids, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Janet Reno, IRS, Surveillance, Pork Barrel Prisons, the […]

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Wash. Post’s Wittiest Column Ends; Captured my Supreme Court Eviction

Washington Post’s Al Kamen announced yesterday that he is ending his “In the Loop” column.  Kamen has set the gold standard for irony and sarcasm for political and bureaucratic finagling since 1992.   Kamen is a rarity in D.C. – a journalist more likely to scoff than to curtsy to the Powers That Be. Here is his amusing […]

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FFF: Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today the following article from the June issue of the Future of Freedom – The Supreme Court’s Dreadful Record on Constitutional Rights by James Bovard The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of the Affordable Care Act this past March. Several justices questioned whether a ruling […]

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