/Tag: history
21 Feb, 2017

A Look Back at Korematsu

2019-03-18T18:47:18-05:00February 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration is already facing several legal challenges, despite the policy being only a few weeks old. At the time of this writing, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to grant a stay on a temporary restraining order suspending the order, and the Trump administration is preparing to [...]

29 May, 2014

This Week in SCOTUS History

2019-03-18T18:47:37-05:00May 29th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

During this week in 1922, the Supreme Court made an important ruling which helped shape Major League Baseball as we know it today.  The decision was Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League.  Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in his majority opinion that exhibitions of baseball are purely state affairs, and thus not subject to [...]

28 Mar, 2011

Who Owns the Sky?

2019-03-18T18:48:04-05:00March 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the latest Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, I review UCLA law professor Stuart Banner's book Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On. Banner’s book is outstanding because it presents the history of air law -- particularly the struggle to determine who would have property rights in and [...]