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Analysis and Commentary

EPA Remains A Paragon Of Government Waste, Fraud And Abuse

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just when you think you’ve seen every manifestation of incompetence, corruption and dishonesty that’s possible in a government agency, the Environmental Protection Agency comes up with something new and different.

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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.


Merkel’s Migration Plan Will Turn Greece Into A Huge Campsite

by Josef Joffevia The Guardian
Monday, March 7, 2016

The German chancellor can save her open-door policy, but she’ll have to spend billions on a pay-off.

Gerald Lee Warren Papers, envelope C
In the News

New Watergate And Nixon Administration Materials Now Available At Hoover Archives

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The papers of Gerald Warren, newspaperman and deputy press secretary to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, are now open. Of particular interest to researchers may be the White House Subject File, which makes up the bulk of the collection and includes materials on a variety of topics, including the controversy surrounding the Watergate break-in.
Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.
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Scalia Maligned

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, March 7, 2016

A broadside attack of originalism is sloppy, flawed, and vulgar. 

Analysis and Commentary

Custom's Future: International Law In A Changing World

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, March 7, 2016

That is the title of a new book edited by Curtis Bradley.

Analysis and Commentary

The USDA 'Organic' Label Misleads And Rips Off Consumers

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Monday, March 7, 2016

There is a Japanese proverb that goes, “Faith makes even the head of a sardine the object of worship.” That’s the sort of devotion that seems to be driving many Americans to buy overpriced organic products such as food, bed linens, pillows and clothes, sales of which increased 83% between 2007 and 2012.

Analysis and Commentary

A Trans-Atlantic Town Hall Dialogue With Germans On Data Privacy

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, March 7, 2016

Last month, I was asked to participate in a genuinely unusual radio experiment: a trans-Atlantic town hall meeting hosted by PRI's America Abroad simultaenously in Austin Texas and Berlin. The subject was data privacy.

In the News

G.O.P. Goes Astray On Guantánamo. So Does Obama.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Even by the standards of an epically polarized Washington, the political talk about President Obama’s effort to close the Guantá namo Bay prison is starkly divorced from facts. On both sides of the debate, many claims collapse under scrutiny.


Whole Woman’s Health In The Supreme Court: When Does Regulation Count As An Undue Burden?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Saturday, March 5, 2016

In its first major argument since the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the newly constituted eight-member Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt had a spirited session on whether the twin requirements of Texas Law H.B. 2 constituted an “undue burden” on a women’s constitutional right to have an abortion set out in 1992 Supreme Court decision in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.


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