May 28, 2020
With Twitter’s decision to append fact-checks to Donald Trump’s tweets, new questions are emerging about how much social media should regulate politicians — and how much government should regulate social media.
May 13, 2020
Richard Epstein argues that the long and sordid case of Michael Flynn illustrates the importance of putting limits on the power of federal prosecutors — and explains the reforms that are necessary to create a better Department of Justice.
May 7, 2020
Richard Epstein analyzes the congressional debate over whether the federal government should insulate business from Coronavirus-related lawsuits.
April 29, 2020
Richard Epstein examines a recent case about Detroit’s struggling schools in which the Sixth Circuit ruled that students have a ‘right’ to a certain minimal standard of education. Along the way he explains the dangers of courts getting too entangled in the provision of states service, the problem with ‘positive rights’ (and why their application is different at the the state level than the federal), and what more meaningful educational reform would look like.
April 16, 2020
Richard Epstein reflects on his first run-in with Joe Biden — a stunt the former Vice President intended to derail Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination — and analyzes the policy platform of the de facto Democratic nominee.health carehealth care
April 8, 2020
Richard Epstein rebuts Harvard Law professor Adrian Vermeule’s recent plea in the Atlantic for ‘Common Good Constitutionalism,’ an approach that calls for conservatives to abandon classical liberalism.
April 1, 2020
Richard Epstein considers the legal and economic issues around the government’s management of the Coronavirus.
March 19, 2020
Richard Epstein examines the sweeping legal authorities and dramatic economic interventions being called on to combat COVID-19 — and considers whether they’re proportionate to the problem.
March 12, 2020
Richard Epstein analyzes the economic, political, and public health consequences of the coronavirus.single payer