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Ilya Shapiro

Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies
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Supreme Court to Slants: Rock On!

In a ruling that also benefits the Washington Redskins, all the justices agree that a law preventing registration of “disparaging” trademarks violates the First Amendment.

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Kokesh v. SEC: A Penalty By Any Other Name

This week, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion finding what should have been obvious from the start. That when a government agency requires someone to turn over money to the U.S. Treasury as a result of the person being found guilty of wrongdoing, that constitutes a penalty. 

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