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The Libertarian: What’s Wrong With Administrative Law?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How unaccountable bureaucracies have upended the separation of powers.


Time's Up: Brett Kavanaugh Chaos Is Why The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Supreme Court opened its new term this week, but hardly anyone noticed. Instead the attention is drawn to the one empty seat and the process to fill it. The descriptive terms in the media tells us all we need to know about the faulty process: chaos, contentious, meltdown, Armageddon, battle, wounds, nuclear option, battle lines. One justice’s retirement has opened up bitter divides and has led to all-out warfare in Washington.

Analysis and Commentary

Are We A Nation Of Snowflakes?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What's at stake for our country in the Kavanaugh confirmation.

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The Libertarian: The Kavanaugh Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, September 21, 2018

Parsing the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The future of the GOP with Richard Nixon

The Watergate ‘Road Map’ And The Coming Mueller Report

by Stephen Bates, Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, September 14, 2018

According to countless media accounts and President Trump’s own lawyers, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is writing some kind of report on allegations of presidential obstruction of justice. Exactly what sort of report this may be is unclear. But to the extent that Mueller is contemplating a referral to Congress of possible impeachment material, he has two historical models of such documents to draw on.

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Reasonable Disagreements: Confirming Kavanaugh

interview with Adam J. White, Richard A. Epsteinvia Reasonable Disagreements
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What effect could Kavanaugh have on constitutional law and the administrative state?

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The Libertarian: The Kavanaugh Confirmation

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, September 6, 2018

The congressional circus shines a light on a broken  process.

In the News

Could Trump Block The Release Of Mueller’s Findings? Giuliani Says He’ll Try

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In the New Yorker's lengthy, must-read profile of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer delivers some potentially important news about President Trump's legal strategy.
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Judging Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court with John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Yale Law alumnus and Kavanaugh’s former classmate John Yoo analyzes the current political leanings of the Supreme Court and the process of confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Area 45: A Hoover Institution Fellow’s Idea Becomes Law

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life?


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