Category Archives: Law

On A Difficulty In The Practice of Originalism

I have long believed that there is a difficulty presented by original meaning-style interpretation. As a software engineer, my first instinct is to use pointer dereferencing as an analogy, but I am not sure that will be helpful to my … Continue reading

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Abolishing The Mortgage Interest Deduction On New Purchases Only Also Runs Against A Reliance Interest

Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Somin talks about the possible abolition of the mortgage interest tax deduction. As many have pointed out, such an abolition would run against the reliance interest of current homeowners. When budgeting for a house, they assumed … Continue reading

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Partisanship on the Supreme Court?

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court of the United States will most likely announce its ruling on the challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “ObamaCare”. Many people on the left of the political spectrum have said, sometimes … Continue reading

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