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Law Talk With Richard Epstein And John Yoo: The Burger Kings

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk
Friday, January 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and John Yoo discuss whether President Trump can build a border wall by declaring a national emergency; and whether the FBI was within its rights to open an investigation of the president after the Comey firing. They also discuss what happens when a Supreme Court justice stops showing up for work? Plus a look at backstage Law Talk drama, a State of the Union history lesson, and the professors quibble over the proper way to manage a Burger King.

In the News

The Wall By The Numbers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Friday, January 18, 2019

Historian Victor Davis Hanson recently wrote, “There are 11 million to 13 million Mexican citizens currently living in the United States illegally.” (It may be closer to 22 million.) He continued, “Millions more emigrated previously and are now U.S. citizens. A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. With Mexico having a population of about 130 million, that amounts to some 44 million would-be immigrants. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.”


Harvard Law Professor And Co-Founder Of Lawfareblog Jack Goldsmith On The FBI’s Actions In 2016

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Hugh Hewitt
Friday, January 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the FBI investigations of before and during Trump's presidency.

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Area 45: Is It Constitutional? Featuring Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?

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Hoover Political Scientists Among Most Cited In Academia

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Five of the top 25 most-cited American political scientists are Hoover senior fellows. A new report from the American Political Science Association examined journal citations of 4,089 tenure-track faculty members at 133 doctorate-granting political science departments in the United States.


Enhancing Economic Growth Through Immigration

by Edward Paul Lazearvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Immigration has always been a vital component of economic growth in the United States, and certain types of immigrants are more likely to start businesses than others. Younger, more educated immigrants are more likely to be entrepreneurial, as are immigrants who come from countries that haven’t traditionally sent many people to America. The United States could boost its economy if it rebalanced its immigration system to give them a preferred path for green cards.

In the News

The Record-Breaking Government Shutdown Is Putting The US At Risk Of A Major Cyber Attack

quoting Andrew Grottovia Business Insider
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The ongoing US government shutdown is putting the nation at serious risk of cyber attack, since as thousands of employees that monitor the nation's defense systems are not at work. Experts warn that the country is at greater risk of falling victim to a major attack and falling behind in the cyber arms race, as the shutdown gives those who want to target the US an advantage.

In the News

2019 Could Be A Historic Year For The Constitution’s Religion Clauses

quoting John Yoovia Townhall
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Legal experts John Yoo and James Phillips have recently argued that 2019 could be a historic year of precedent-setting Supreme Court cases because this is the first time since 1936 that the Court has had a consistent conservative majority. This Court could return us to an era of judicial restraint where the majority of the Justices affirm that it is not their place to create or change the law, only to fairly enforce the law that already exists.

In the News

William Barr Emerges From Confirmation Hearing Without A Scratch, And Might Actually Get Democratic Votes, Too

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Fox News
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Former Attorney General William Barr underwent his confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee under the new chairmanship of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and emerged without a scratch, scrape or bruise. He came across as a consummate professional and a deeply knowledgeable, capable, and very experienced attorney – someone former Attorney General Michael Mukasey has called “probably the best-qualified nominee for U.S. attorney general since Robert Jackson in 1940.”


Jamil Jaffer On The Larry O'Connor Show

interview with Jamil Jaffervia The Larry O'Connor Show
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses the confirmation hearing of William Barr.


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