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The New OLC Opinion On Syria Brings Obama Legal Rationales Out Of The Shadows

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, June 1, 2018

There has been some heavy breathing in reaction to Steven Engel’s Office of Legal Counsel opinion released today in support of President Trump’s April 13, 2018 airstrikes in Syria. The opinion does indeed articulate an extraordinarily broad conception of the president’s authority to use military force abroad through air strikes without congressional authorization.

In the News

Keeping Our Republic Through Turbulent Times: From The 1960s To Today

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Keeping Our Republic Through Turbulent Times: from the 1960s to Today" on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10:00am - 11:30am EST.

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A Frontal Assault On Social Media

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 4, 2018

The European Union’s GDPR is both redundant and disastrous.

In the News

Trump Team Builds Case To Avoid Questioning

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Telegraph
Monday, June 4, 2018

President Donald Trump's lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter that he could not possibly have committed obstruction because he has unfettered authority over all federal investigations.

In the News

Calif. Farm Workers’ Appellate Court Victory To Evict United Farm Workers Union

quoting Michael McConnellvia Canada Free Press
Monday, June 4, 2018

Gerawan Farming workers just won a huge victory over the United farm Workers labor union and California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. In a 3-0 decision, the Fifth District Court of Appeal ordered the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board to count the workers’ ballots from the November 2013 election to decertify the United Farm Workers labor union, and issue a tally.

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Event Announcement: Conversation On American Constitutional Self-Government

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia SCOTUSblog
Friday, June 1, 2018

On June 06, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST, the Hoover Institution will host an event entitled, "Keeping Our Republic Through Turbulent Times: from the 1960s to Today," in Washington, D.C. Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit will speak. The event is free and will include a question-and-answer session.

Analysis and Commentary

Perspective: FDA Overreach On Genetically Engineered Animals

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Issues in Science and Technology
Friday, June 1, 2018
The oft-quoted quip "To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail" anticipated the practice of federal agencies expanding their mandate by shoehorning policy initiatives into regulatory regimes for which they were never intended.
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The Libertarian: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, And The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 1, 2018

Justice Gorsuch makes a dent in the Court’s misguided labor jurisprudence.

In the News

Rod Rosenstein And The Very Valid Recusal Question

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The New York Times just filled out the story of James B. Comey's firing a little bit more.
In the News

Trump's Dinesh D'Souza Pardon Is Legal. His Willingness To Subvert The Process Is Dangerous

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Thursday, May 31, 2018

There is absolutely no legal problem with President Donald Trump's newly announced pardon of controversial conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who pled guilty in 2014 to a felony violation of federal campaign finance laws.


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