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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.

Independence Institute amicus brief in Dougco vouchers case

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:48
Amicus in support of the respondents.

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.

The missing 18 1/2 minutes: Presidential destruction of incriminating evidence

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:29
How Richard Nixon got away with destroying 18 1/2 minutes of taped evidence against him.

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 16:28
June 6, 2014

VIDEO: Colorado Inside Out

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:45
May 30, 2014

Emmy nomination: 1973 time machine episode of Colorado Inside Out

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 17:35
"Time machine" episode of Colorado Public TV roundtable program goes back to 1973.

The history of magazines holding 11 or more rounds: Amicus brief in 9th Circuit

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 15:29
Magazines holding more than 10 rounds have been common in America for over 150 years.