Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions
Charles Duan

November 8, 2019

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria VA 22313-1450

Re: Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions PTO-C-2019-0029…

Agricultural data is the answer to protecting taxpayers and the environment
Caroline Kitchens

Many Americans likely do not associate farmers with the cutting edge of technology. But with the rise of precision agriculture and innovative new tools for data collection, U.S. agriculture is…

, CATO Unbound
Improving Our Political Culture
Eli Lehrer

From CATO Unbound:

The center-right R Street Institute is doing fresh thinking about modernizing unions.

R Street Institute’s Alex Pollock Selected as Principal Deputy Director for U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2019) – The R Street Institute announced today that Distinguished Senior Fellow Alex Pollock has accepted a new role within the U.S. Treasury Department as principal deputy…

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Strict Tort Liability for Police Misconduct
Steven Greenhut

From Columbia Law:

Although taxpayers assume the costs of these payouts, there is no indication that contemporary policing reforms are primarily motivated by taxpayer interest in limiting…

How Civil Society Can Bring About Justice for Juveniles in Florida
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2019) – The criminal justice system is generally the epitome of government control, with any role for civil society usually relegated to the reentry and reintegration of…

Civil Society Series: Empowering Civil Society To Improve Juvenile Justice In Florida
Lars Trautman & Andy Smarick

Responding to scofflaws may seem like the quintessential government endeavor; the government is, after all, responsible for enforcing our laws. Yet, the civil citation experiment in Florida offers…

Live, Work, Share: Putting out the Welcome Mat to Home-Sharing and Home-Based Businesses

From Regulatory Transparency Project:

Even where cities haven’t banned home-sharing, they sometimes enforce draconian rules that have most of the impact of a ban in practice. Fort Lauderdale,…

Beyond impeachment, is Congress getting anything else done?
Aubrey Neal

From The Christian Science Monitor:

“The Congress we’re working with is a completely different institution in many ways than the Congress that faced the Clinton impeachment,” says Aubrey…

Whistleblowers are essential to America’s health and safety
Aubrey Neal


Nov. 12, 2019

On Nov. 7, the lawyer representing the intelligence community whistleblower—whose complaint regarding President Trump’s actions during a call with the president of…