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Analysis and Commentary

Schrodinger's Immigrant

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, November 15, 2018

In a post this morning, Cafe Hayek’s Don Boudreaux points out the contradiction in opposing immigrants because they work and opposing them because they go on welfare, that is, don’t work. Jon Murphy, a Ph.D. student at George Mason University, where Don teaches, and a frequent commenter on this site (as well as an Econlib Feature Article author) sums it up beautifully.

Even John Yoo Says Whitaker Appointment Unconstitutional

mentioning John Yoovia Patheos
Thursday, November 15, 2018

John Yoo, the now-infamous author of the Bush torture memos who supports a staggeringly broad view of executive power, says that Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker to be the Acting Attorney General is unconstitutional. He makes this argument on the basis of the distinction between principal officers and inferior officers.

In the News

The Justice Department’s Legal Defense Of Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment

quoting John Yoovia Slate
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

On Wednesday, in an Office of Legal Counsel memo, the Justice Department made its argument for why Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is legal. Here’s that argument, in a nutshell: The Constitution’s text doesn’t really matter; the Framers didn’t mean what they said; and an acting attorney general who served without Senate confirmation for six days in 1866 provides the historical precedent to justify Whitaker’s claim to the office.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Does CNN Only Care About Its Own Free Speech? (4:05)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the First Amendment and CNN's lawsuit demanding that the Trump administration reinstate reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.

Interviews

John Yoo: Will Mueller Be Satisfied With Written Answers From Trump? (2:36)

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses whether Mueller be satisfied with written answers from President Trump.

In the News

Former Bush Official Reveals How Mueller Could Fight Matthew Whitaker's Attempts To Interfere In The ...

quoting John Yoovia Alternet
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Many legal and constitutional scholars have come forward to decry President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new acting attorney general.

Analysis and Commentary

Whitaker’s Appointment Is Unconstitutional

by John Yoovia Atlantic
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trump’s acting attorney general can’t legally hold the office—and that’s a problem for everyone.

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Area 45: Trump Agonistes And The Harvard Lawsuit With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Area 45
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The policy and political ramifications of President Trump’s choice of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general.

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Cyberspectives: Ex-Facebook Security Head Alex Stamos On Cybersecurity, Elections, And The Internet Of Things

interview with Alex Stamos, John Villasenorvia Cyberspectives
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stanford adjunct professor Alex Stamos discusses the challenges and the economies of scale—that arise when securing online services with many millions of users.
 

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Reasonable Disagreements: An Appointment With Controversy

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Monday, November 12, 2018

Is President Trump’s temporary appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general legal?

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