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Adam White: The Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016

by Adam J. White
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Adam J. White gives a testimony before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law.

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The Perils Of Executive Power

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, May 23, 2016

Unilateral actions by Treasury and Justice threaten our constitutional system of checks and balances.

Analysis and Commentary

If Elected, Hillary Clinton Will Reshape The Supreme Court And Remake The United States

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, May 23, 2016

If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint 3 or possibly 4 justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the Court a 5-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (age 63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83), and Stephen Breyer (78).

Analysis and Commentary

Must A Business Serve The Whole Public?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 23, 2016

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, running for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, wrote on Facebook: In a nationally-televised debate among three of the Libertarian candidates for President (A debate that should, by the way, have been more inclusive of all the candidates.), a highly unlikely hypothetical question was raised about whether a Jewish baker has the right to refuse to serve a Nazi sympathizer asking for a "Nazi cake".

In the News

Timothy Garton Ash Puts Forth A Free-Speech Manifesto

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Times
Sunday, May 22, 2016

After the murders at Charlie Hebdo last year, the public intellectual Timothy Garton Ash — once a dashing foreign correspondent, long since a scholar amid the spires of Oxford — issued an appeal to news organizations: Publish the offending cartoons, all of you together, and in that way proclaim the vitality of free speech.

Analysis and Commentary

My Daughter The Juror

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, May 20, 2016

My daughter, Karen Henderson, a resident of San Francisco, recently served on a California jury for almost two weeks for $15 a day. She is self-employed and her opportunity cost, therefore, was quite high.

Analysis and Commentary

The D.C. Circuit Hands Down Opinion In Khadr

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 20, 2016

Here it is. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's opinion for himself, Judge Thomas Griffith, and Senior Judge A. Raymond Randolph opens as follows: Omar Ahmed Khadr was a member of al Qaeda. On July 27, 2002, at the age of 15, 2 Khadr took part in a firefight in Afghanistan against U.S. forces. During the battle, Khadr killed a U.S. Army soldier, Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer.

Analysis and Commentary

Hillary And The FBI

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, May 20, 2016

Yet another milestone on the road to tyranny.


The New JASTA Is Still Harmful Congressional Shirking

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Steve Vladeck followed up his excellent analysis of an earlier version of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) with an excellent analysis of the different version of JASTA that passed the Senate earlier this week. The Bill that passed the Senate was indeed different than the one being considered a few weeks ago.

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Constitutionality Of The U.S. Drone War

with Jack Goldsmith, Jeff Powellvia Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology, and Law Working Group
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Hoover Institution hosted "Targeting Americans: Constitutionality Of The U.S. Drone War" on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.


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