Law professor; author of Free to Move; Democracy and Political Ignorance; & The Grasping Hand; Volokh Conspiracy blogger.

Arlington, VA
Joined May 2013
My new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom," now available on Amazon in both hardcover & Kindle/e-book versions (latter is just $9.99!). I have pledged to donate 50% of royalties to charities serving refugees. amazon.com/gp/product/019005…
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Thursday, 5 PM, I will be giving the annual Schwarten Foundations of Freedom lecture at @UPortland! Topic is my book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom. sites.up.edu/upbeat/ilya-som…
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In this post, I describe how and why the struggle to end qualified immunity has stalled in both the courts and the political arena. And also explain how and why the fight should continue. reason.com/volokh/2021/10/19…
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Replying to @CarlBeijer
The ignorant American here is you. I’m originally from the former USSR, and I can tell you people hated the bread lines and food shortages. To say nothing of the man-made mass famines in which millions died.
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My take on preliminary reports issued by Biden's Supreme Court Commission: Good news for advocates of term limits for SCOTUS justices. Not so much for supporters of court-packing & US version of Canadian "Notwithstanding Clause." reason.com/volokh/2021/10/15…
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Thrilled to report that my co-authored paper w/ @IlyaSomin & @Stremitzer_Lab, “Vaccine Passports as a Constitutional Right” is forthcoming in the @ASUCollegeOfLaw Law Journal. Check it out here! papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.…
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Have you listened to @IlyaSomin's immigration journey and his view on #footvoting yet? If not, it's a must! mehrans.com/empowering-conve…
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My new @sloglawblog post on “How Federalism Can Empower People to Vote with Their Feet.” sloglaw.org/post/how-federal…
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Turning our attention back to the #SupremeCourt we're talking to Santa Clara Uni. and George Mason Uni. law professors @pgdeep and @IlyaSomin, about what they hope to see from the coming term.
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My take on recent 2nd Circuit decision rejecting blue state lawsuit seeking to strike down cap on the SALT tax deduction. Sadly, we won't get to see @AndyGrewal eat every page of federal tax code, as he promised to do if states had won the case! reason.com/volokh/2021/10/06…
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Replying to @espinsegall
Nothing can be more exciting than seeing the Red Sox crush the Evil Empire of Baseball and finally get revenge for the travesty of 1978 and Bucky F__ing Dent! Almost as good as the Reversal of the Curse in 2004.
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In this @nytimes piece, @jaycaspiankang interviews #yimby advocate and CA state Senator activist @Scott_Wiener about the state of housing justice, zoning, and affordability. nytimes.com/2021/09/30/opini…
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