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Trump’s original Executive Order banning travel from certain majority-Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it violates Due Process and Equal Protection. Any revision is likely to continue to be so.

  • Feb 22, 2017

Of the judges on Trump’s short list, Judge Gorsuch seems to be the least worrisome on civil liberties. “Ours is not supposed to be the government of the Hunger Games with power centralized in one district, but a government of diffused and divided power, the better to prevent its abuse.” Here’s a handy-dandy document summarizing his major judicial decisions.

  • Jan 31, 2017

This is my fight song.

  • Jan 6, 2017

Aristotle was against private security forces for rulers — and so is Jon Michaels, who argues against Trump’s rumored private security force.

  • Jan 2, 2017

Or, as Montesquieu says, “How can you be Persian???” This secret (no doubt nefarious?) influence is all about killing the king!

  • Jan 1, 2017

In the wake of the election, some people have been pushing the narrative that Gary Johnson’s candidacy hurt Hillary and made Trump win. The opposite is more likely to be true.

  • Nov 11, 2016

My Reason blog post about my antitrust law professors’ amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Teladoc case, which explores what it takes for a state board to be “actively supervised“.

  • Nov 8, 2016

The L.A. Times has an article about the California Court of Appeal’s recent Marin County pension ruling.

  • Oct 20, 2016

“Why are there firms?” For a long time, economists haven’t had a really good answer to this question. Oliver Hart’s contribution is the “property rights” theory of the firm.

  • Oct 10, 2016
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