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Law Talk: Ask The Professors!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Troy Senik, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Friday, September 24, 2021

Abortion controversies, the immigration debate, and audience questions.

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Modern-day General Warrants And The Challenge Of Protecting Third-party Privacy Rights In Mass, Suspicionless Searches Of Consumer Databases

by Jennifer Lynchvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, September 23, 2021

This article describes the problem of suspicionless searches of consumer databases, explains the threat these searches pose to privacy interests, argues that the legal arguments put forth by law enforcement in defense of these practices are flawed, and suggests what should be done about the problem, both in courts and in the legislature.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Fails The Constitutional Test

by John Yoo, Robert Delahuntyvia National Review
Thursday, September 23, 2021

In the name of an ‘emergency,’ the administration is invoking a 50-year-old statute of doubtful relevance to justify a sweeping and unprecedented mandate over the private sector.


Limiting Presidential Power: A Return To Constitutional Balance

by Michael McConnellvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The checks and balances set up by the Constitution are essential for protecting our individual liberties and promoting responsible governance.

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GoodFellows: As California Goes . . .?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Pre-COVID, California governor Gavin Newsom touted his state’s policies as “America’s coming attractions.” Does that apply to the Golden State’s recall election—its overtones of vaccine mandates, abortion rights, and championing progressive ideals setting the stage for upcoming elections? Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss California’s outlook and whether the pendulum currently swings left or right in America and around the globe.

Policy BriefsAnalysis and Commentary

Peter Berkowitz Illustrates The Beauty Of Natural Rights

by Peter Berkowitzvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Peter Berkowitz highlights the natural rights identified in the Declaration of Independence and reflects on their importance.

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Creeping Coercion Under The “Stakeholder” Banner

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 13, 2021

Corporations are pressured to ignore Milton Friedman’s wisdom in favor of dubious political and social goals.

Analysis and Commentary

Glen Weyl On Antitrust, Capitalism, And Radical Reform

interview with Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 13, 2021

Author and Microsoft executive Glen Weyl talks about radical reforms of capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Weyl is worried about the concentration of corporate power, especially in the tech sector. But rather than use the traditional tools of antitrust, he has a more radical strategy for reorganizing corporate governance entirely.


Jack Goldsmith and Ben Wittes On Lawfare Origins And 9/11

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, September 13, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith talks about the origins of Lawfare, it's intimate connection to 9/11 and its aftermath, and the importance of analyzing these issues at the intersection of national security, law and policy.

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GoodFellows: Safer But Not Yet Safe

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia Fellow Talks
Friday, September 10, 2021

The approaching twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland is a time to remember the fallen and reflect on lessons learned from that terrible day, including America’s readiness for a similar event. Condoleezza Rice, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and President George W. Bush’s national security advisor at the time of the attacks, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane to relive the White House’s response that day and shares her concerns about US national security moving forward.


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