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In the News

Presidential Power Is A Powerful Problem

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

President Trump is again making headlines for criticizing private companies. 

California PoliticsFeatured

The Supreme Court’s Union Decision Can Dramatically Improve California’s Education System

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The recent Supreme Court decision on Janus vs. ASFCME ruled that collecting public-sector union fees from employees who are not union members violates their First Amendment rights. The majority opinion interprets public-sector unions as political organizations in which effectively all union activity has significant political implications.

The Federal Reserve

Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Ask The Professors

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Law Talk
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and the Mueller investigation; why occupational licensing isn't covered by the Full Faith and Credit Clause; and whether the Federal Reserve is constitutional, and much more.

Analysis and Commentary

EU Court Falls Short On Both Logic And The Law

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Investors Business Daily
Monday, August 27, 2018

"The law is an ass" is an observation made popular by Charles Dickens in "Oliver Twist" (1838). Never was it more true 180 years later, when, on July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the modern techniques of genetic breeding of crops and animals are subject to the EU regulations that govern so-called "GMOs," genetically modified organisms.

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Area 45: The Kavanaugh Hearings With Michael McConnell

interview with Michael McConnellvia Area 45
Monday, August 27, 2018

Examining the confirmation process and the immediate impact Kavanaugh will have on the High Court.


Rethinking Policy Education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

Friday, August 24, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world.

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The Libertarian: What Cohen Means For Trump

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Understanding the legal implications of Michael Cohen's guilty plea.
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Immigration Policy Gets Ugly In 2018

by Timothy Kanevia Eureka
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fiasco. Disaster. Meltdown. Take your pick. Any one of those descriptions accurately sum up the Republican Party’s handling of immigration policy in 2018—especially the warring caucuses in the House of the Representatives.

In the News

The Warren Plan And The History Of Corporate Chartering

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for drastic changes to corporate governance, which I wrote about in this space last week, continues to draw thoughtful responses from commentators. Colleague Ryan Bourne notes that one study “found that German firms were 27 percent less valuable to their shareholders” because of the workers-on-boards co-determination laws Warren would have us emulate. Moreover, the value given up was not merely transferred to the firms’ workforces but was in part dissipated through inefficiency. 

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Nuclear Option

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

With Cohen and Manafort going to jail, the president could choose to burn the system down.


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