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Misapplication Of Trade Secrets Law Could Doom Innovation

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia SE Texas Record
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Protecting intellectual property is a critical component of our nation’s founding and is essential to strengthening our economy, however flawed jury awards disconnected from underlying legal doctrine could have disastrous effects on collaboration and innovation. The United States Constitution allows Congress to write laws granting “authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries”.  

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A Fine Time To Become An American

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Patriot Post
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Yes, I picked a fine time to become an American — because it's always a fine time.

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A Quiet Revolution In Property Rights

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Supreme Court recently gave landowners a powerful tool to upend state power.

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To Protect Liberty, The Supreme Court Must Apply Nondelegation Doctrine

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia The Hill
Friday, June 28, 2019

It’s not often one has the opportunity to undo an original sin. The U.S. Supreme Court recently had that opportunity in Gundy v. United States. Unfortunately, the justices ate of the forbidden apple once again, leaving intact a 1928 ruling and continuing to forfeit some of our rights to self-governance.

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 29, 2019

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Race Madness At Oberlin College."

Interviews

Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2 Of 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 29, 2019

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "Race Madness At Oberlin College."

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The Libertarian: Understanding Takings

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 28, 2019

A new Supreme Court decision enhances protection against government appropriation of private property.

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The Framers Never Intended For Impeachment To Be A Political Weapon, Former Federal Judge Tells Levin

quoting Michael McConnellvia Conservative Review
Monday, June 24, 2019

On Sunday night’s episode of Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News, LevinTV host Mark Levin was joined by constitutional expert and former federal Judge Michael McConnell to discuss how the framers constitution really intended for impeachment to work.

Analysis and Commentary

California Must Close Gap In Law On Reporting Sex Abuse

by Zachary D. Kaufmanvia SLS Blogs
Monday, June 24, 2019

The #MeToo movement has emphasized not only how rampant sexual abuse is, but also how frequently third parties disregard — or even enable — it. California is an epicenter of this movement with many of the highest-profile instances of both assault and bystanderism occurring here, particularly in Hollywood. In perhaps the most notorious case, at least 16 people admitted witnessing or knowing of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct but remaining silent; his behavior was infamous within both Miramax and the Weinstein Co., giants in the entertainment industry.

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Immigrant Remittances Are Private Foreign Aid

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Americans are free to give their money to foreigners if they wish to. 

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