The Volokh Conspiracy: Reminder: The United States Code is not the law

Three sentences worth contemplating; A new constitutional law casebook for our unsettled age; Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions; Kentucky court rejects government attempt to punish printer for refusing to print ‘Lexington [Gay] Pride Festival’ T-shirt;
 
The Volokh Conspiracy
 
 
Three sentences worth contemplating
A look at the meaning of three sentences in the news that are likely to make it into the history books.
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A new constitutional law casebook for our unsettled age
Why I joined a constitutional law casebook, which puts the Constitution back into constitutional law.
 
Reminder: The United States Code is not the law
An example from the law governing the director of the FBI.
Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions
An unreliable guilty plea, the feasibility of execution by firing squad, and a long weekend in jail because of a paperwork error.
 
Kentucky court rejects government attempt to punish printer for refusing to print ‘Lexington [Gay] Pride Festival’ T-shirt
Say that the Westboro Baptist Church comes to a printer — a printer who supports gay rights, or who is gay himself, or who just thinks the Westboro belief system is appalling — and demands that he print a “Westboro Baptist Church Pride” T-shirt. Should the government be able to punish the printer for refusing, on the theory that this constituted impermissible religious discrimination in public accommodations?
 
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