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A snapshot of selected JANUARY 2013 news and activities:

IN THE HEADLINES

Los Angeles Times
Commenting in the Los Angeles Times, Professor Todd Zywicki noted that a federal appeals court's ruling that recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last year were unconstitutional could have implications for the fate of Richard Cordray, appointed to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) by recess appointment at the same time.
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The Daily Caller
Citing use of the word "dignity" in the second inaugural addresses of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, Professor Neomi Rao compares and contrasts the two mens' different understandings of the relationship between the individual, the community, and the government.
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Hartford-Courant
The author of an an article suggesting liability insurance for gun owners credits the idea originally to an article by Professor Nelson Lund appearing in the Alabama Law Review 25 years ago.
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CQ News
In an article appearing in CQ News, Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm indicated she concurs with other constitutional experts that efforts by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to introduce legislation resurrecting the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 may face dim prospects in court.
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FamilyScholars.org
Professor Helen Alvaré participated in an FamilyScholars.org online symposium focusing on the question, "Does the Shape of Families Shape Faith?"
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Chicago Tribune
Aldermanic privilege, a custom dating back to the mid-19th century, exists in some form everywhere, Professor David Schleicher comments in an article on that topic appearing in the Chicago Tribune.
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Zócalo Public Square
In an online symposium considering the question of whether the Supreme Court is any less partisan than the two other branches of government, Professor Ilya Somin argues that the Court is, in fact, less partisan than the executive and legislative branches.
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