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quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It’s a good time to mend fences. “Rivals No More, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush Talk and Agree to Meet.”

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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.

Analysis and Commentary

Poorly Regulated 'Herbal Supplements' Could Be Your Worst Nightmare

by Henry I. Miller, Josh Bloomvia Forbes
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The “dietary supplement” industry manufactures and sells more than vitamins, fish oil, and Echinacea. Way more. And some of its products could literally be your worst nightmare.

In the News

Obama's Gitmo Plan Leaves Everyone Unhappy

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Politico
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Virtually no one is impressed with President Barack Obama’s latest plan to close Guantanamo Bay — though its lack of specifics might be a relief to the Democrats running to replace him.

Analysis and Commentary

Notes On President Obama's Guantanamo Closure Plan

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

President Obama's Guantanamo closure report begins with a false statement and proceeds make a series of valid points. 

Analysis and Commentary

We Enter The Lion's Den: Join Us As We Get Flayed In A Reddit AMA On Apple And The FBI

by Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Here's the, uh, frank exchange of views. It will begin at 3:45 pm.

In the News

Patent Bills: Too Broad, Too Soon, Too Heavy-Handed

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trouncing patent trolls and achieving tort reform. These twin goals of a House patent-reform bill helped garner support from Republican conservatives, libertarians and Democrats — which is why it sped to a lopsided victory vote of 325-91 in late 2013. Companion bills on patent reform never cleared the Senate.

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A Bill Aimed At Cracking Down On “Patent Trolls” Has Stalled Almost A Year After It Was Reintroduced

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Patent bill deemed ‘ideal candidate’ for House vote, but its fate still unclear.

Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
Analysis and Commentary

Scalia And Chevron: Not Drawing Lines, But Resolving Tensions

by Adam J. Whitevia Yale Journal on Regulation
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Among the many reasons for mourning Justice Scalia’s untimely passing (on which I’ve written at length elsewhere) is the fact that his death abruptly cut short his late-career reconsiderations of the administrative state.

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Guantanamo And The History Of Military Commissions

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Obama administration’s release of its plan to close the facility at Guantanamo Bay and bring the detainees to the United States has rekindled an intense political debate regarding the best way to deal with captured illegal combatants who lack allegiance to a nation-state. 

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