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Federal Judge Dismisses Suit To Block Construction Of Obama Center In Jackson Park

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Chicago Maroon
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit aimed to block the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, clearing a hurdle—temporarily—to the Obama Foundation’s goal of breaking ground later this year.

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The Supreme Court Should Take The Love Terminal Takings Case

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Friday, May 31, 2019

A lower court decision the Supreme Court is currently considering reviewing has important - and dangerous - implications for property rights.

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Jurisprudence And The Failed Coup

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The indispensable Victor Davis Hanson recently noted, “Real coups against democracies rarely are pulled off by jack-booted thugs in sunglasses or fanatical mobs storming the presidential palace. More often, they are the insidious work of supercilious bureaucrats, bought intellectuals, toady journalists, and political activists who falsely project that their target might at some future date do precisely what they are currently planning and doing—and that they are noble patriots, risking their lives, careers, and reputations for all of us, and thus must strike first.”


‘Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Review: The Maximal Minimalist

by Adam J. Whitevia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 24, 2019

[Subscription Required] Judicial restraint is a virtue more honored in the breach. At least, we tend to honor it more when the other side is breaching it. We bemoan the lack of judicial restraint that leads judges to negate laws we favor, then cheer when judges negate laws we see as unconstitutional.


Richard Epstein: Roe V. Wade Stands

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "In Defense Of Abortion’s Messy Status Quo."

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Reasonable Disagreements: Constitutional Conflicts With Congress and the Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, May 23, 2019

New legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent; and legal debates and litigation over the scope of Congress’s investigative powers and the options for presidential immunity against such investigations.


Adam White On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Adam J. Whitevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his Commentary Magazine article "The Argument for Compelling Testimony Is Uncompelling."

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From Law Prof To SCOTUS Clerk: Gorsuch Is Hiring From Academia

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The National Law Journal
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In his two-plus years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has earned a reputation as someone who did not always follow court traditions or norms when it came to his oddly written opinions or his snippy questions at oral argument.


Michael McConnell On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael McConnellvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses his National Review article "William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General."

SCOTUS 101: "I Know It When I See It"

with Jamil Jaffer
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Elizabeth also chats with Jamil Jaffer from GMU's Scalia Law School. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia! You can subscribe to SCOTUS 101 on iTunes, ...