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Ilya Shapiro

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The Supreme Court's Libertarian Moment?

(3) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 5:20 PM

The casual observer of the Supreme Court must have been quite confused last week. First, the Court punted on an affirmative action case, making it harder to use race in college admissions decisions without prohibiting the practice altogether. It then won plaudits from conservatives by striking down key parts of...

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The Constitutional Case for Marriage Equality

(662) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 10:10 AM

The Cato Institute and Constitutional Accountability Center don't always agree politically, but we both pride ourselves in following where the Constitution leads. Several years ago, that led us to argue together for the enforcement of the right to keep and bear arms against state laws. It leads us this week...

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Let the Games Begin! -- But Free of Myths, Ancient and Modern

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 3:27 PM

Preparations for the London Olympics, about to start in the first city to host three Games, have not been without controversy. Cost overruns -- more than 100 percent over budget -- will make these by far the most expensive Games. Landlords in working-class East London rewrote leases so apartments would...

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Politicians and Team Owners Snooker Sports Fans and Taxpayers

(30) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton just signed the midnight deal that state lawmakers struck with the owners of the Minnesota Vikings to build the team a new stadium. Players and management shook hands. Fans breathed a sigh of relief that their beloved football team would remain in the Gopher State. But...

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