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Analysis and Commentary

US Government Hack-Back And The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Robert Dietz has an op-ed in the Washington Times today in which he argues that the US Government needs the legal authority to “hack back” to attribute the party responsible for a cyberattack against the United States. ...

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The Libertarian, "The Second Amendment And Gun Violence"

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Considering the legal debates over guns in light of recent mass shootings.

Analysis and Commentary

Open Season On The Police

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug — white, black or Hispanic in different cases — has been stopped by a policeman for some routine violation of the law and, instead of complying with lawful instructions, such as "show me...

Analysis and Commentary

We Need Thoughtful, Not Expedient, Criminal Justice Reform

by Edwin Meese III, Ron Hoskovia The Hill
Monday, October 19, 2015

Last week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, keenly aware of simmering voter discontent, stood together to announce a criminal justice reform bill purportedly designed to balance the wishes of the political left’s sentencing reform movement and the conservative, “tough on crime” crowd on Capitol Hill.  But, in their effort to produce a compromise reform bill that would appease both sides, these D.C. insiders may again be creating more problems than they solve.

In the News

If Sanctuary Cities Can Ignore Immigration Law Can A County Clerk Reject The Gay Marriage Law?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Inquisitr
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Regardless of whether you support gay marriage or not, some are wondering if the rule of law derived from the U.S. Constitution only applies in politically correct scenarios.

In the News

Constitution Day Reflections: Stanford Law School Faculty ​On Top Constitutional Issues Facing Courts ​Today

quoting Michael McConnellvia Stanford Lawyer
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17th to recognize the adoption of the United States Constitution. In honor of the day, Stanford Law School faculty offers their thoughts on the top constitutional issues facing the courts today.
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The Libertarian: “The Libertarian’s Guide To Clean Water”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 10, 2015

How to reconcile environmental protection with free market principles.

John Yoo and Hugh Hewitt on Uncommon Knowledge
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The Constitution

interview with Hugh Hewitt, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 4, 2015

Obamacare, the Middle East, and America’s future

Analysis and Commentary

Talent From Tbilisi

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Politico
Thursday, September 3, 2015
A young Georgian technocrat tries to clean up Ukraine’s police.
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The Libertarian: “Birthright Citizenship And Immigration”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Does the Constitution require citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants?


National Security & Law Task Force

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.