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Richard Epstein On Bloomberg Radio (2:00)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg Radio
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses independent contractors, employment law, and efforts to constrain the classification of workers as “independent contractors,” including a pair of controversial court cases involving Uber and Lyft.

Other Media

Security Conundrum Lecture Series To End With View From Congress And The Courts

with Amy Zegart, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Friday, March 27, 2015

Mark Udall, the former U.S. senator who has fought government spying on U.S. citizens, will speak on campus April 2, as part of Stanford's Security Conundrum lecture series.

Blogs

No Need To Prosecute Bowe Bergdahl?

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, March 27, 2015

I normally make a point of not arguing with New York Times editorials, contenting myself with my role as their unofficial fact-checker on national security legal matters. (Don’t thank me.)

I find myself called, however, to say a substantive word about today’s editorial, “No Need to Prosecute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.” There’s no specific factual error in it that I want to correct. It’s the very premise that requires comment.

Blogs

Was The Bergdahl Swap Lawful?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With Bowe Bergdahl back in the news, it is perhaps worth outlining the legally controversial circumstances of the Taliban swap.

Cybersecurity
Other Media

C.I.A. Officers And F.B.I. Agents, Meet Your New Partner: The Analyst

quoting Amy Zegartvia The New York Times
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Call it the revenge of the nerds, Washington-style. The gun-toting F.B.I. agent and the swashbuckling C.I.A. undercover officer are being increasingly called upon to share their clout, their budgets and even their Hollywood glamour with the humble, desk-bound intelligence analyst.

Blogs

Private Defamation Action Dismissed On State Secrets Grounds

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, March 26, 2015

This is a very interesting case. The other day, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos in New York threw out a defamation lawsuit between two private parties on the government’s intervening motion asserting the state secrets privilege. The case is Restis v. American Coalition Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI). The 18-page opinion is worth reading.

Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover I
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Illegal Immigration Is Illiberal Immigration

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses illegal immigration and notes that it is illiberal-immigration.

Featured Commentary

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, And Privacy

by John Villasenorvia US Senate
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
 

taxes
Interviews

David Henderson On The John Batchelor Show (32:40)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hoover fellow David Henderson discusses the double taxation of savings and investments in our current system and the Rubio-Lee tax plan. Henderson notes that Rubio-Lee reduces double taxation but does nothing to reduce marginal tax rates or encourage a more pro-growth strategy.

Interviews

Lanhee Chen On The John Batchelor Show (31:50)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, March 20, 2015

Hoover fellow Lanhee Chen discusses King vs Burwell and recommends posiible solutions or compromises in case the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs.

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