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VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:30
Sept. 19, 2014

Amicus brief in support of petitioners Joel Esquenzi and Carlos Rodriguez.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:20
Washington Legal Foundation and the Independence Institute amicus brief.

New Anti-Gun Strategies

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:42
“Assault weapon” bans have proved very unpopular — but the anti-gun lobbies aren’t giving up entirely.

Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:42
VIDEO: Cato Institute panel event

Colorado Inside Out

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:45
Sept. 5, 2014 episode

Nat Hentoff interview

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:45
Nat Hentoff talks about the current state of civil liberties.

From Razing a Village to Razing the Constitution: A Twenty-Year Retrospective on Waco

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:39
Reason Papers Vol. 36, no. 1. Co-authored with Paul H. Blackman.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:55
August 22, 2014.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:00
August 15 show.

Libertarian criticism of police militarization

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:38
Kopel's arguments and research against the militarization of law enforcement. Washington Post. Aug. 14, 2014.

The dangerous and controversial speakers of 1900 at the University of Michigan Law School

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:38
Guest speakers at the University of Michigan in 1900 incited controversies--and a riot. Washington Post. Aug. 13, 2014.

Pro-gun Milwaukee Sheriff defeats challenge from Bloomberg

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:26
Bloomberg spending fails to unseat pro-gun Milwaukee Sheriff. Washington Post.

VIDEO: NRA News - Cam and Company

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:07
The ruling in Palmer v DC making licensed handgun carry legal in the District of Columbia.

Kopel fills in on the Dan Calis Show

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:07
710 KNUS. Aug. 6, 2014.

Licensed handgun carry now legal in District of Columbia: Palmer v. DC

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:00
Effects of federal court decision allowing licensed handgun carry in D.C.

Amicus brief in support of petitioner, Zivotofsky v. Kerry case

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:06
Constitutional law professors submit brief in Jerusalem passport case.

A Fault Line in California

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:30
America's 1st Freedom. May 2014.

The Scam Artist

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:57
America's 1st Freedom. July 2014.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out, Time Machine 1964

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:17
Topics include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Denver, Denver's newest police chief and the influx of government agencies relocating to Colorado.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia. Movie review

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:49
"Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia" is a fine film for everyone who is interested in American intellectual history.