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The Libertarian: “New York, Global Warming, And ExxonMobil”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Empire State threatens legal action of climate change.

In the News

Condoleezza Rice Hits Back At Donald Trump, Says George W. Bush 'Not Guilty' For 9/11 Attacks

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Huffington Post
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has hit back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for suggesting former President George W. Bush was to blame for 9/11.

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The Libertarian: “Race, Crime, And Policing”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Libertarian
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Is the Ferguson effect impeding the work of law enforcement?

In the News

NSA Director Talks Snowden, Ethics, Accountability At CMU

quoting Kiron K. Skinnervia NPR (WESA 90.5)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command Director Admiral Michael Rogers spent the day in Pittsburgh on Monday, making stops at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh as well as the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance. Kiron Skinner, Hoover Institution fellow and director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at CMU, moderated the conversation. “It was an open, unscripted dialogue about privacy, security (and) civil liberties, all of the issues that have popped up in our national conversation since the Edward Snowden leaks,” she said.

Analysis and Commentary

A Weak Case For The Unconstitutionality Of The Detainee Transfer Restrictions (And A Glance At The Bigger Picture)

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, October 26, 2015
noted earlier this year that the administration might be building a foundation for a constitutional argument to disregard congressional transfer restrictions as a basis for closing GTMO.  Last week Harold Koh used the President’s message in connection with his NDAA veto as an occasion to add to that foundation.
In the News

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, On Radio Or The Internet

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Historian and Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson cites respect for law as a critical leg supporting the table. As you can read at this link the places known as sanctuary cities and rhetoric attacking law enforcement are signs the current regime is working the edges of totalitarianism.


Drone Registration, Part II

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, October 23, 2015

In principle, there are two approaches to make drone operation safer.  Approach 1 (the approach I took in my original posting) is to maintain a keep-out bubble around airplanes in flight by giving airplanes a transmitter that could deactivate nearby drones.  Approach 2 is to enforce no-fly zones around sensitive areas (such as airports).


Can California Be Saved?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Crime is back up in California. Los Angeles reported a 20.6 percent increase in violent crimes over the first half of 2015 and nearly an 11...

In the News

Top Cops Unite To Provide ‘Cover’ For Criminal Justice Reform

quoting Edwin Meese IIIvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A group of law enforcement leaders gathered in Washington on Wednesday to throw their support behind reducing the massive prison population in the United States, hoping their effort will provide “cover” for politicians and government officials to take on criminal justice reform.


Richard Epstein On Back To The Future On Ricochet

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses: whether the House can really pick a non-member as Speaker; whether a new case out of Wisconsin can upend gun laws; whether China has fallen afoul of international law with its claims concerning offshore islands; and whether we reached a peak in fantasy football?


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The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.