The federal government would have to seize parcels of land to build the wall. The owners would likely not be fairly compensated for it.
In the process, they harm both consumers and workers seeking opportunity.
In oral argument last week, Justice Sotomayor pointed out that states have far more laws than they can possibly enforce. That's a dangerous state of affairs.
The ruling is a win for Trump. But its ultimate significance for the legal battle over the travel ban remains uncertain.
My assessment of the oral argument in an important federalism case currently before the Supreme Court. The justices' comments suggest that the case is likely to be a victory for state autonomy, and a defeat for federal overreaching.
Some claim that we should not attack the serious flaws of democracy, lest our criticisms provide ammunition for authoritarian movements. Political philosopher Jason Brennan explains why that argument is wrong.
Books by VC bloggers that might make great holiday gifts.
Prominent legal scholars on both right and left have recently advocated court-packing. We should avoid going down this dangerous road.
The repeated rulings - including at the hands of Republican judges - underscore the serious constitutional flaws in the administration's efforts to target sanctuary cities.
Liberal scholars and policy experts have come to recognize that restrictive zoning inflates the price of housing and destroys job opportunities for the poor and middle class. And it does so on a massive scale. Sadly, politicians, activists, and voters continue to ignore this problem.