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Reilly Stephens is a Legal Associate with the Cato Institute's Center For Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, he served as a law clerk ...
President Trump today signed an executive order that urges executive-branch agencies to take steps that could free millions of consumers from ...
the White House released a list of immigration priorities for Congress yesterday. These ideas would render a broken immigration system even ...
CNBC reports that the burger chain Shake Shack is planning to trial a new restaurant in New York which will not have a traditional cashier's ...
The Trump administration's decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) coincides with China's interest in playing a more ...
Ike Brannon's recent post on the Jones Act is excellent, and those who have not done so already should give it a read. He notes some of the ...
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones Act, is impossible to defend with a straight face. The Act requires that all ...
President Trump extended, expanded, and made some important alterations to his earlier executive travel ban. However, the national security ...
President Trump issued a new proclamation that expanded a list of the so-called "travel ban" countries that were the subject of an executive ...
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the Solution for Undocumented children through Careers, ...
To whatever extent there is an ideological core to the Trump administration, it can be found in Steven K. Bannon's interviews.
According to the Cato Institute, for example, among people ages 18 to 54, 1.53 percent of natives are incarcerated, as are 0.85 percent of undocumented immigrants and 0.47 percent of documented immigrants.
... but that is a very different rationale from the pump priming put forward by the President. Topics: government and politics · Creative Commons License This work by Cato Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial ...
And then the Republicans, it's all this theoretical Cato Institute, Austrian economics, limited government - which just doesn't have any depth to it.
And then the Republicans, it's all this theoretical Cato Institute, Austrian economics, limited government - which just doesn't have any depth to it.
F. A. Hayek died 25 years ago today. His secretary called Cato Institute president Edward H. Crane, who confirmed the sad news to the New York Times.
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in the case of National Labor Relations Board v. SW General that an "acting" officer cannot simultaneously stand as a nominee to hold that office permanently, regardless of how the acting officer was appointed.
A Washington Post story today about one of President Trump's budget cuts reflects what can be called victim journalism. The story focuses on the proposed ...
As I argued in my previous post addressing Fung et al.'s article on Canada's private banknote currency, the imperfections of that currency appear, on close inspection, far less substantial than Fung et al.
White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro's views have been roundly criticized by Economists and policy professionals from across the political and ideological spectra.
I've mentioned before on this blog the strange idea apparently supported by some in the Trump administration that the U.S. government should conduct trade talks with individual EU member states, even though the EU itself has responsibility for trade ...
In our recent brief on immigrant crime, we focused on the 18 to 54 age range when looking at the incarcerated and non-incarcerated populations.
In a unanimous decision yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vindicated Ocheesee Creamery's free speech rights when it reversed a district court's decision that prevented the creamery from telling its customers the truth about ...
When President Donald Trump released his first budget this week proposing to cut a range of agencies and programs, he declared, in an accompanying message "our budget blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-defense programs.
Most legal scholars agree that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has the necessary experience, expertise, and temperament to be confirmed as Justice Scalia's replacement.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello and Federal Oversight Board Chairman Jose Carrion III will be in Washington this week to testify before Congress on the progress the Commonwealth has made since President Obama signed The Puerto Rico ...
New research suggests immigrants are committing fewer crimes than U.S. citizens. President Trump has labeled undocumented immigrants with higher crime rates, but new data from The Sentencing Project and the Cato Institute appears to cat doubt on the ...
A study released by the Cato Institute on Sept. 16, 2016, noted the effects the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
The moment has arrived: this week, we finally have Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is the culmination of a series of unusual political events that took place after Justice Antonin Scalia's untimely death ...
They have kind of been the lone voice on this, folks like the Cato Institute." For related Cato scholarship, go here. Topics: Law and civil liberties.
In his first week in office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to deport most illegal immigrants who come in contact with law enforcement.
The latest - an analysis of incarceration rates released Wednesday by the Libertarian Cato Institute - indicates immigrants are far less likely than native-born U.S.
Of the many questions reporters asked Janet Yellen on Wednesday, at her press conference following the FOMC's decision to raise the Fed's policy rates, my favorite was the very first, posed by the Financial Times' U.S.
Ad hominem has always been a feature of politics, but Senator John McCain (R-AZ) elevated it to a new level earlier this week. The incident occurred when McCain came to the Senate floor to ask for unanimous consent to move forward on a vote formally ...
Last year, I put forward a statutory argument that President Trump's proposal to ban immigrants from several majority Muslim countries was illegal because it violated a 1965 law that specifically banned discrimination against immigrants based on race ...
As I note in a post at Overlawyered, the House of Representatives has been moving quickly on litigation reform, both on perennial measures long stymied by Democratic opposition and on others of newer vintage (more).
Prevailing wisdom holds that this is a time of stagnating incomes and economic struggle for American families. That is indeed a reality in many homes.
I've referred often in these pages to the virtues of Canada's late-19th century currency system, with its heavy reliance upon circulating notes issued by several dozen commercial banks, most of which commanded extensive nationwide branch networks.
the White House released President Donald Trump's first budget today. In the opening message, the president says, "Our Budget Blueprint insists on $54 billion in reductions to non-defense programs.
The multi-faceted controversy over Donald Trump's taxes has been rejuvenated by a partial leak of his 2005 tax return. Interestingly, it appears that Trump pays a lot of tax.
The Cato Institute has long been unique in Washington, D.C.'s foreign policy debate. For years, our scholars have argued that there is essentially no debate over grand strategy here in the nation's capital.
A new Congressional Budget Office report projecting the effects of the House Republican leadership's American health care Act weakens the case for the bill's Obamacare-lite approach, and strengthens the case for full repeal.
While the newest federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has been controversial for many reasons, its most troubling feature may simply be its unconstitutional structure.
The system of checks and balances that the Constitution established is an essential safeguard against government overreach. Yet, the ever growing administrative state often undermines fundamental checks and balances.
The Cato Institute's recent paper on immigration and terrorism risk does estimate that level: a U.S. resident had a 1 in 3.61 million chance of being killed by a foreign-born terrorist from 1975 to 2015.
If Republicans succeed in slashing the federal corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent or less, the tax base will expand as investment increases and tax avoidance falls.
As the Cato Institute's recent report found, only 20 refugees from 1975 to 2015 have attempted, planned, or carried out a terrorist attack inside the United States.
Yesterday, the Cato Institute's Randal O'Toole was kind enough to invite me to participate in a panel discussion on transportation infrastructure priorities in the Trump era.
Justice Clarence Thomas yesterday signalled that the abusive practice of civil asset forfeiture is ripe for expanded constitutional scrutiny.
Peter Navarro, director of the newly-established White House National Trade Council, gave a speech last week to the National Association for Business economics, which he condensed into an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal.


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