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The Government’s Civil Rights Bullies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 26, 2016

People seeking religious exemptions from antidiscrimination laws aren’t “bigots."

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Timothy Garton Ash On Free Expression In Modern Times

by Timothy Garton Ashvia WBEZ
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about his latest book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. He calls the process of writing Free Speech, a “journey...not to eliminate conflict between human aspirations, values and ideologies but to work towards a framework of civilized and peaceful conflict, suitable to and sustainable in this world of neighbors.” 

In the News

Snowden's Moment Of Reckoning

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia US News and World Report
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Does Edward Snowden deserve a presidential pardon? Depends on whom you ask.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "What Candy Are You?" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 22, 2016

I'm off in Las Vegas this week, but it turns out that Rational Security does need me. The gang discusses how the bombings in New York and New Jersey have fixed us again on the threat of lone wolf terrorists.

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense Of The Washington Post's Much Maligned Snowden Editorial

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

To see the Snowdenistas and many media elites clutching for their smelling salts, you’d think my former colleagues at the Washington Post editorial page had stabbed Edward Snowden in the back after swearing a blood oath to protect him to Bart Gellman and the Post’s news team.

In the News

Edward Snowden Doesn't Deserve A Pardon

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

If the most famous U.S. government secret revealed by Edward Snowden had been the only one he divulged, deciding whether he deserves a pardon from President Barack Obama would be a tougher call.

In the News

No Pardon For Edward Snowden

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Edward Snowden did Americans a service. In revealing that the National Security Agency was collecting records of millions of our phone calls every day, he exposed a mass infringement on privacy, generated a valuable national discussion and brought about helpful reforms.

Analysis and Commentary

Why The Supreme Court Might Overrule Seminole Rock

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In 1951, when Kenneth Culp Davis published his first comprehensive study of administrative law under the newly enacted APA, he explained that the deference courts give interpretative rules necessarily depends on a range of factors, from “the relative skills of administrators and judges in handling the particular subject matter” to “the extent of judicial confidence in the particular agency,” to other “special circumstances.”

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Q&A Episode 77: Thomas Sowell At The Keyboard, Taking Requests

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about trade, immigration, China, environmentalism, education, and a few other things.

In the News

Why Global Privacy Should Matter To Americans: A Reply To Jack Goldsmith

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jack Goldsmith’s response to my call for a pardon for Edward Snowden deserves a reply. I also have a few thoughts on what Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes have now added to the debate.

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