Trust Us, We’re the IRS

I am a faithful subscriber to the Washington Post: morning after morning, it makes for merriment. Its editorial and op-ed pages, for instance, have been given over for weeks to the regurgitation of ACA defenses cranked up in New Haven or in the PR offices of the country’s health care lobbies (interspersed with an occasional…

The Political Thought of Walter Berns

The death of Walter Berns (1919-2015) has deprived this country of a patriot both remarkably devoted and remarkably thoughtful. He…

We Grow More Equal as Technology Dematerializes the World

At this year's Federalist Society student symposium Richard Epstein and I spoke on a panel on Innovation and Inequality.  We agreed…

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Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Why Can’t a Man Be More Like a Women?

In My Fair Lady (based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion), Professor Higgins asks why can’t…

Article III’s Case-or-Controversy Requirement: The Original Meaning

Another of the papers held at the Works-in-Progress Conference at the Originalism Center at the…

The German and Dutch Founding-Era Translations of the Constitution

This past weekend, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

We Grow More Equal as Technology Dematerializes the World

At this year's Federalist Society student symposium Richard Epstein and I spoke on a panel on…

Burke, Historical Experience, and Change

At the Federalist Society national student symposium, my colleague Josh Kleinfeld was the deserving recipient…

Share–and Care–Alike

In the sharing economy, companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, add value by using resources…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

Trust Us, We’re the IRS

I am a faithful subscriber to the Washington Post: morning after morning, it makes for…

Federal Preemption: The Numbers

The federal preemption of state law is a subject that only dorks could love. Four…

Flowers and Headscarves, Oh My!

Have you heard the one about the Christian florist who declined to sell flowers for…

Liberty Law Forum

Moynihan

Evaluating the Moynihan Report on the Negro Family 50 Years Later

A half-century after its publication, the Moynihan Report—The Negro Family: The Case for National Action—endures. It does so for many reasons, its prescience and courage chief among them. But the Report is more than a faithful contemporaneous portrait, and deeper than an accurate projection. It is a political document in the noble sense, reflecting searching…

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