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Potential Pitfalls of the CASE Act
Anthony Marcum

The road to bad policy is often paved with good intentions.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, otherwise…

EPA Drilling Regulations Remain Underrated Obstacle to Solving Global Warming
William Murray

Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming will be impossible unless the United States leads the way. Doing so will involve making sacrifices not just in reducing our…

Eight facts about the 116th Congress to ring in the last eight legislative days before August recess
Aubrey Neal

A total of 3,719 bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives, and 2,109 bills have been introduced in the Senate.
Twenty-six bills have been signed into law. Nineteen of those…

It’s time to end solitary confinement
Nila Bala

At the end of last year, two federal criminal justice bills that impact the use of solitary confinement for youth passed on the same day—the First Step Act and the Juvenile Justice Delinquency…

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Why I Will Never Fly United Again
Paul Rosenzweig

I’ve been a loyal United passenger for more than 30 years. When I started my professional career United went to more of the destinations I needed and provided quality service. I imagine I’ve…

Is the Fourth of July really the Second?
Alex J. Pollock

We all know about Fourth of July picnics, parades and fireworks. We all know the celebration is about the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country. But how much else do we know about…

Mandatory disclosure of corporate tax returns wouldn’t just hurt businesses
Eli Lehrer

There’s little doubt that disclosure—ample disclosure—of government finances and activities makes a lot of sense. Now, however, a few groups on the political left are calling for many public…

Maybe the partisans are wrong. Maybe Chief Justice Roberts knows what he’s doing.
Anthony Marcum

The Supreme Court has a penchant for drama. Much like many past terms, the Court entered its final week of this term with several high-profile decisions left undecided. Past terms tackled issues such…

Was the Clean Power Plan Pointless?
Josiah Neeley

After much anticipation, the Trump administration has recently unveiled its replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The CPP, which was the subject of legal challenges and many dire economic…

Who should pick credit-risk-scoring models?
Alex J. Pollock

American residential mortgage finance is the second-largest credit market in the world, behind only U.S. Treasury debt. Its immense size, at $10.4 trillion in outstanding loans, perhaps alone…