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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

March 22, 2017

Judge Gorsuch v. Uncle Sam

By David Reiss

The Hill published my latest column, Where Does Judge Gorsuch Stand on Limiting the Federal Government? It opens, This week, all eyes are on Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for a seat on the Supreme Court. While Gorsuch has not explicitly stated … Continue reading

February 21, 2017

Calculating APR

By David Reiss

OppLoans quoted me in How (and Why) to Calculate the APR for a Payday Loan. It reads, in part, Sure, you may know that taking out a payday loan is generally a bad idea. You’ve heard a horror story or … Continue reading

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October 8, 2016

REFinBlog Nominated As Best Legal Blog, Again

By David Reiss

REFinBlog has been nominated for the second year in a row for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition in the Education Category.  Please vote here if you like what you read, or click on the image above. The competition … Continue reading

February 15, 2016

Lincoln at Independence Hall

By David Reiss

On President’s Day, it is worth sitting with the words of Abraham Lincoln, spoken at an address at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in 1861: I am filled with deep emotion at finding myself standing here, in this place, where were collected together the … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016

The Golden Rule of Conduct

By David Reiss

In honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., a quotation from Mahatma Gandhi, one of his heroes: The golden rule of conduct…is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall see Truth in fragments … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Civil Forfeiture and the Constitution, Caleb Nelson, Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2. Cohabitants, Choice, and the Public Interest, Robert Leckey, Philosophical Foundations of Children’s and Family Law (OUP), Elizabeth Brake and … Continue reading

January 11, 2016

Hefner’s Life “Estate”

By David Reiss

Fox News quoted me in Playboy Mansion for Sale — With One Tenant for Life. It reads, in part, We called it: In October, we revealed that the Playboy mansion — home to Hugh Hefner and the site of epic … Continue reading