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by | Sep 25, 2022

One of the ways that I try to raise the consciousness of my fellow humans is by telling them things that they don’t know and then asking them why they don’t already know those things. This admittedly obnoxious behavior is…

by | Sep 8, 2022

Reports about ESG — “environmental, social, and governance” scores that progressive activists, money-management firms, and government agencies (namely, the Securities and Exchange Commission) assign to corporations — have become nearly ubiquitous in the news. There is even a website, esgnews.com,…

by | Aug 28, 2022

Does anyone remember the Before Time? It was a time, not a long time ago — about 10 years — when it was common for family cars in the $30k range to come standard with V6 engines and when V8s…

by | Aug 21, 2022

Two Harvard Law School professors, Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, recently published a book with the intriguing title Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State. Far from “redeeming” anything, their book actually recounts why administrative law in general and the…

by | Jul 27, 2022

In the hubbub over the Dobbs case overruling Roe v. Wade, many have overlooked the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The case was part of a larger project by legal theorists on the right to cut back…

by | Jul 18, 2022

In West Virginia v. EPA, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 majority that the Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its statutory authority by issuing regulations that would essentially dictate to power-generating utilities what fuel sources they must use. The EPA…

by | Jun 30, 2022

The Supreme Court has certainly been on a roll as it has released the decisions from the now-ended current term. There was the paring back of restrictions against government dollars to flow to religious organizations in the event parents would…

by | Jun 30, 2022

Justice Elena Kagan begins her West Virginia v. EPA dissent by appealing not to the Constitution or precedent but to an imagined future of 4.6 million annual heat-related deaths, stronger hurricanes, drought, and other calamities familiar to connoisseurs of the…

by | Jun 30, 2022

The United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling in West Virginia v. EPA on Thursday, which significantly curtails the regulatory power of government agencies. The court, in a majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, found that the…

by | Mar 9, 2022

Today, while the media is full of stories of partisan bickering, it is important to remind ourselves that sensible reforms of law and policy are still possible. This article describes one such success story in which the system worked. Along…

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