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Eighth Circuit Makes Tangled Mess of Hair Braiding Case – Ilya Shapiro and Aaron Barnes at Cato

Readers of this blog may recall Cato’s filing an amicus brief for an appeal in the Eighth Circuit supporting two Missouri women’s challenge to state requirements that they become licensed as cosmetologists or barbers before being allowed to work as African-style hair braiders. Obtaining the mandatory license from the Missouri Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners entailed undergoing a minimum of 1,000 hours of mostly irrelevant training and passing an exam with both written and “practical” (term used loosely) components. 

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Politicians love crises. They give them a chance to “do something.” Unfortunately, politicians are often poorly informed and make bad decisions. The new Florida gun law has some of both… Listen… Watch…

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