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Analysis and Commentary

Restoring Meaningful Limits To “Waters Of The United States”

by Daren Bakst, Mark C. Rutzick, Adam J. Whitevia Regulatory Transparency Project
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In a 2012 decision rejecting the Environmental Protection Act’s assertion of effectively unlimited discretion under the Clean Air Act, the Supreme Court observed that the “EPA asserts newfound authority to regulate millions of small sources — including retail stores, offices, apartment buildings, shopping centers, schools, and churches — and to decide, on an ongoing basis and without regard for the thresholds prescribed by Congress, how many of those sources to regulate.”

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Farewell To Title IX’s Kangaroo Courts

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos wisely reverses the Obama administration’s policy on campus sexual assault cases. 

Michael McConnell October 2016
In the News

Law Professor Michael McConnell Wins Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award

featuring Michael McConnellvia Stanford News
Monday, September 25, 2017

Michael McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center, was awarded the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson On Rothstein's The Color Of Law

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 25, 2017

"We have created a caste system in this country, with African Americans kept exploited and geographically separate by racially explicit government policies." So writes Richard Rothstein in The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. That's a strong statement. But Rothstein, a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, provides much support for his claim.

In the News

The Price Of Free Speech On A US Campus? $600,000

mentioning Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Israel National News
Sunday, September 24, 2017

In 2007, then Dutch MP and critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, landed on American shores after a controversy at The Hague over the cost of her protection. America was to have guaranteed to her and many other Islamic dissidents that anonymity and pluralism of opinions where Hirsi Ali could work, talk and write, without fear of ending up as Theo van Gogh did, murdered on the streets of Amsterdam.


John Villasenor Discusses Censorship On The Liberty Files

interview with John Villasenorvia The Liberty Files
Friday, September 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Villasenor discusses his new survey showing that a shocking number of college students not only approve of censorship, many even approve of violence to stop “offensive” speech.

In the News

Violence Is Becoming More Acceptable

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia The Patriot Post
Friday, September 22, 2017

When one-fifth of college students believe it's fine to use violence to silence speech, we have a huge problem.


When College Students Don’t Understand The Concept Of Free Speech

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, September 22, 2017

We’ve known for a while—thanks to the National Assessment and other measures—that American primary-secondary students aren’t learning a heckuva lot of civics, never mind that social studies is taught everywhere and taking high school civics is a widespread graduation requirement.


Tim Kane On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Timothy Kanevia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Fox News article "National security consequences of cutting immigration."

In the News

Speak Out For 1st Amendment

mentioning John Villasenorvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, September 21, 2017

History tells us repeatedly that you cannot have a functioning democracy without freedom of speech and expression, a right guaranteed in this nation by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Yet a recent survey of student opinion on a large number of U.S. college campuses finds that “freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses.”


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