Debating Birthright Citizenship

November 7, 2018
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Richard Epstein parses the argument that birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment, considers President Trump’s efforts to undo it by executive order, and lays out the principles that should guide immigration policy.

The Perils of Soft Socialism

October 30, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the newly fashionable calls for “democratic socialism” in America, and explains what the effects of such an agenda would look like.

Climate Change and the IPCC

October 17, 2018
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Richard Epstein sheds light on the scientific and economic shortcomings of a new climate change report from the UN.

What’s Wrong with Administrative Law?

October 10, 2018
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Richard Epstein describes the pathologies of the modern administrative state, explores their historical genesis, and explains how the newest members of the Supreme Court may rein in the executive branch.

California’s Diversity Quota

October 2, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the weaknesses of a new California law that requires a minimum number of women on corporate boards, and considers the dangers that accompany government-dictated diversity.

The Kavanaugh Controversy

September 21, 2018
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Richard Epstein examines the allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.

Trump and the Anonymous Op-Ed

September 13, 2018
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Richard Epstein reacts to the publication of an anonymous op-ed by a Trump Administration staffer detailing efforts to thwart the president’s agenda, examining the case for a DOJ investigation and the author’s contention that the 25th Amendment could be used to remove the president.

The Kavanaugh Confirmation

September 6, 2018
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Richard Epstein responds to the arguments employed to discredit Brett Kavanugh’s candidacy for the Supreme Court and considers how the confirmation process has changed over the years.

Elizabeth Warren’s Surreptitious Socialism

August 30, 2018
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Richard Epstein describes how a new proposal to nationalize corporate regulation would devastate the American economy.

What Cohen Means for Trump

August 23, 2018
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Richard Epstein explains what the guilty plea of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen -- and the conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort -- means for the president's future.