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Analysis and Commentary

Jackpot Justice In Texas

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tort and Contract law don’t let juries award $706 million in a $10 million case Sometimes small business disputes turn into legal tsunamis. Just that rare of an event happened in Texas when in March, 2018 a San Antonio jury in Bexar County District Court awarded a $706 million verdict for theft of trade secrets in favor of defendant, HouseCanary (HC), who had been sued for $6 million on breach of contract claim by Title Source, Inc.—now Amrock, an affiliate with Quicken Loans.

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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?

In the News

More Views On Presidential Lawyering In Time Of Crisis

with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A few weeks ago Bob Bauer and I flagged an exchange we had on the topic of presidential lawyering in time of crisis.  Here is his main article and here is my response.

Analysis and Commentary

John Bolton Is Right To Call Out The International Criminal Court's Political Agenda

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

National security adviser John Bolton stirred the international waters this week by calling out the International Criminal Court for what it is and has always been — a political institution with an agenda, clothed in the finery of judicial robes. 

In the News

Stanford Prof. Michael McConnell On The Kavanaugh Nomination

quoting Michael McConnellvia Reason
Monday, September 10, 2018

The opposition to Kavanaugh is actually not about him, but about the man who nominated him, Donald Trump. Democratic senators — especially those running for president or for re-election in liberal states — want to show their political base that they are part of the resistance to everything Trump stands for.

Analysis and Commentary

Heroic Joshua Childress

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 10, 2018

And what it shows us about the many ways to a belief in liberty. Reason, on its Hit and Run site, posted an excellent 8-minute interview with Joshua Childress, who resigned as a Border Patrol agent because he no longer believed in the mission.


Hoover Institution fellow Adam White Testifies At Kavanaugh Hearing

featuring Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 10, 2018
Adam White on Brett Kavanaugh.
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The Perils Of Compulsory Labor Arbitration

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Supreme Court should stop California before it sets a dangerous national norm.


Look Past The Politics — Kavanaugh Superbly Qualified For The U.S. Supreme Court

by Michael McConnellvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 9, 2018

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh are over. They will go down in history as the most chaotic, disruptive, circus-like, non-substantive confirmation hearings in history. So far.


Adam White: Debate Over Sen. Booker's Release Of Kavanaugh Documents

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Yahoo News
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Kavanaugh confirmation process.


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