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The Libertarian: “Gun Violence And Legal Liability”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Richard Epstein analyzes a lawsuit that seeks to hold gun manufacturers responsible for mass shootings.

Analysis and Commentary

Questions For Apple

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The House Judiciary Committee at 1:00 pm is holding a hearing at which FBI Director James Comey and Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell will both testify on going dark matters. Here's the live video.

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The Libertarian: “Apple And The FBI”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The technology giant attempts to defy the federal government.

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The Libertarian: “Ferguson And Consent Decrees”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Richard Epstein looks at the legal battle that has led the US Department of Justice to take Ferguson, Missouri to court.

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The Libertarian: “Gun Control And Executive Action”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Are President Obama’s new gun control regulations legal?

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections On “It’s Not A Technical Issue. It’s A Business Model Question” (Comey to Senate Judiciary Committee, 12/9/15)

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Monday, January 4, 2016
On December 9, 2015, FBI Director James Comey testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing, and briefly touched on the subject of encryption (beginning at 26:10 on the C-SPAN video).  

Victor Davis Hanson Discusses Current Issues On Garrison (WIBC Radio)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Monday, December 28, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the drought, the black lives matter movement, and the presidential race.


John Cochrane Discusses A New Magna Carta On Real Clear Radio

interview with John H. Cochrane via Real Clear Radio
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses his recent paper, The Rule of Law in the Regulatory State. Cochrane shines a light on how the unchecked power of regulatory agencies threatens political freedom, as well as economic growth and dynamism.


The Health Of Obamacare

by Daniel P. Kesslervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 11, 2015

The best scholarly analyses of the Affordable Care Act suggest that it’s neither the triumph trumpeted by its proponents nor the disaster suggested by its critics.

In the News

Decriminalizing Drugs: When Treatment Replaces Prison

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

If one of my children were a drug addict, what would I want for him? I would want what any parent would: for his addiction to be treated as a health problem, not a criminal matter, and for him to have every kind of help possible to get him off drugs.


National Security & Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.