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Pardon My Skepticism

quoting Richard A. Epstein, Jack Goldsmith, Michael McConnellvia Cato Institute
Monday, June 11, 2018

In his prime tweeting time, bright and early last Monday, President Trump proclaimed: "As been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to pardon myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?"

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An Ill-Conceived New Wave Of Asbestos Liability

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 11, 2018

Legal theories of causation dictate that ‘bare metal’ cases be tossed out of court.

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The Libertarian: Religious Liberty And The Masterpiece Verdict

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Supreme Court hands down an unsatisfying ruling in a marquee case.

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Laboratories Of Liberty

by Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Friday, June 8, 2018

John Rutledge was a natural first-round pick for the Supreme Court. An accomplished statesman and patriot, Rutledge was a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, where he chaired the crucial Committee on Detail. Once the new federal government was in place, President Washington made Rutledge the second justice ever appointed to the nation’s highest court.

Land, Labor and the Rule of Law

Friday, June 22, 2018
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Mueller Won’t Decide Trump’s Fate, Only The American Public Can

by Jack Goldsmithvia Time
Thursday, June 7, 2018

“The President is to have the laws executed,” wrote the Chief Executive. “He may order an offence then to be prosecuted,” but if he “sees a prosecution put into a train which is not lawful, he may order it to be discontinued.”

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You Don’t Get To Re-Write The Constitution Because You Dislike Donald Trump

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Partisans tend to conflate their own policy preferences with “rule of law.”

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What Obstruction Law Applies To The President?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

In a January 2018 memorandum, President Trump’s attorneys told Special Counsel Robert Mueller that without exception, “the President’s lawful exercise of his constitutional power ... cannot constitute obstruction of justice.” Full stop. 

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Was Trump’s Demand Of The Justice Department Appropriate? Let The People Decide.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Over the past week, President Trump has done a great many things that have raised alarm within the national security establishment. 

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Richard Epstein: SCOTUS Hand-To-Hand Combat By The Outnumbered Liberals. 2 Of 2

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

(Part 2) Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "SCOTUS Gets Arbitration Right."

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