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The State Of The Constitution On "World Class With Michael McFaul"

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul and Gerhard Casper discuss how well the US Constitution has been holding up during President Trump's presidency.

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Is Global Warming A Public Nuisance?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 15, 2018

Cities file law suits against oil companies for ‘harming the environment.’  

Analysis and Commentary

What The 'Dreamer' Fight Is Really About

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, January 14, 2018

The loud fight over what will happen to America’s “Dreamers” isn’t what it seems. For both sides, it’s a fig leaf used to mask their true intentions.

Of Trump, Holes, And Our Real Immigration Scandals

by Jeremy Carl
Friday, January 12, 2018

Once again Donald Trump has inartfully stumbled on a truth—and our thoroughly corrupt media, race-baiting Democrats, and too many amnesty-loving GOP politicians couldn’t be angrier.

In the News

Guantanamo Detentions Have Gone On ‘Too Long,’ New Legal Challenge Argues

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, January 11, 2018

A new legal challenge seeks to end indefinite detention without trial at Guantanamo Bay, as lawyers for 11 men who have been held at the military facility for up to 16 years argue that their imprisonment has gone on too long.

Donald Trump And The OJ Defense

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Robert Mueller was supposed to be fired by now. That was, at the end of 2017, the fervent hope of both Democrats eager for a Saturday Night Massacre rerun and of some burn-it-all-down fans of the president. They saw the document demands by GOP lawmakers and their challenges to the impartiality of FBI and Department of Justice officials as the precursor to a Nixonian strategy of cutting the head off the investigation. 

Analysis and Commentary

Economic Freedom Via Freedom Of Speech

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

To paraphrase the Eleventh Circuit, imposing a surcharge rather than offering a discount is no more misleading than calling the weather warmer in New Orleans rather than colder in San Francisco. 

In the News

Why It Is Time For Sessions To Go

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Sunday, January 7, 2018

For months now, Democrats and Republicans alike have argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to remain in place to shield the special counsel from being fired. If Trump axed Sessions, the thinking went, he could put in his flunky as attorney general who’d then proceed to can special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. We have agreed with that logic, but now facts have changed, and it is no longer tenable for Session to remain atop the Justice Department.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Did Trump Obstruct Justice? New Russia Investigation Details Raise More Questions

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia PBS
Friday, January 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the New York Times article stating that President Donald Trump had his White House counsel try to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and what the revelations mean for the president and whether they amount to obstruction of justice.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Hasn’t Rod Rosenstein Recused Himself From The Mueller Investigation?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, January 5, 2018

One puzzle that deepens with Mike Schmidt’s New York Times story on “Trump’s Struggle to Keep [a] Grip on [the] Russia Investigation” is why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not recused himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation. On Lawfare’s special edition podcast yesterday, Susan Hennessey briefly raised the issue, but the puzzle is worth unpacking a bit more here.

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