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Walter Olson
by | May 10, 2016

When leftists run the bureaucracy no one has any fun. In the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on what is now a thriving market for vaping products (nicotine and flavorings delivered without tobacco through a vaporizing device), Trevor Burrus has identified one…

by | Apr 11, 2016

The campaign to attach legal consequences to supposed “climate denial” has now crossed a fateful line. On Apri 7: The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) today denounced a subpoena from Attorney General Claude E. Walker of the U.S. Virgin Islands that attempts…

by | Jul 1, 2015

Last week, taxi drivers in France protested the Uber ride-sharing service by blocking access to airports and train stations, erecting barricades, destroying vehicles, and assaulting rival drivers in confrontations that led to injuries. American celebrity Courtney Love Cobain, caught up in the chaos,…

by | Jun 26, 2015

Stop calling it fair housing law. If it was ever a matter of fairness, it isn’t now. Under today’s 5-4 Supreme Court holding in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, you can be held liable…

by | Jun 5, 2015

Another step toward criminalizing advocacy: writing in the Washington Post, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking on climate change, with…

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