A Constitutional Right to Hovercraft?


The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.

“Raisins are not wild animals even when they are dancing,” Michael McConnell told the U.S. Supreme Court last term, thereby winning the first annual Epps Award for Coolest Argument Line of the term. I am hoping that this year’s winner will be: “When hovercrafts are outlawed, only outlaws will have hovercrafts.”

McConnell, a former federal judge and current Stanford professor, was challenging a federal agricultural program that required growers to turn a portion of…[Read More]

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