YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Law
  • Interest Meeting at Antonin Scalia Law School

    The Antonin Scalia Law School chapter of YAL held its interest meeting on September 19, right after Constitution Day. We had a decent turnout of about 15 people and served pizza to attendees. At the meeting, we discussed what YAL is all about, as well as opportunities to get involved both on campus and throughout …

  • Ending Victimless Crimes

    Let us dispose of the phrase “victimless crime” in one swoop of etymological research! First, we must realize that the word “crime” comes from the 13th century French word crimne, which means “sinfulness.” In a theocratic society, one where the law of the land is based on a contract between the inhabitants and God, what constitutes crime …

  • A Brief Overview of Just Law

    It never fails that whenever a liberty activists asks the question, “Why should I have to listen to [insert unjust policy here]?” a statist will quickly respond, “Because it’s the law!” We obviously can see that they’re missing the point — simply because something is law does not at all prove that it is right. …

  • Lawyer in Solitary Confinement for Questioning a Bureaucrat’s Motivations

    According to Victoria Fine, editor of the Huffington Post, her father was unjustly thrown into prison for putting forth an argument that an L.A. Superior Court judge could not give an impartial ruling because the judge received compensation from both the state and the county.  Apparently the payments were illegal under state law and unconstitutional …

  • Know Your Rights

    The Fifth Amendment has been demonized in our culture, as some excuse to protect the guilty. Wrong. It is there to protect the innocent from testifying against themselves. The police are not your friends; their job is to put people behind bars…guilty or not. Know your rights, what you say “can and will be used …