The online event features panels on a wide range of issues related to executive power, including one on federalism where I will be one of the participants.
As a recent Washington Post article explains, the combination of low taxes, job opportunities, and few restrictions on building new housing are crucial to the state's success. Both major parties have much to learn from Texas' experience.
This 87-Year-Old Republican's Bill Would Restore the Second Amendment Rights of Cannabis Consumers in States That Have Legalized Marijuana
Under current law, marijuana users who possess firearms are committing a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Conservative state legislators are taking a page from the playbook of pro-immigration activists and the marijuana legalization movement.
Joe Biden, meanwhile, supports continued national prohibition, maintaining an untenable conflict between state and federal laws.
Biden Stimulus Bill Provision Targeting State Tax Cuts Might be Struck Down by Courts for Same Reasons as Trump Efforts to Pull Federal Grants From Sanctuary Cities
In both situations, the grant conditions in question were not clearly and unambiguously authorized by Congress.
There are now two district court decisions ruling against the moratorium and two upholding it.
The national eviction moratorium and Arizona’s business restrictions were based on dubious assertions of authority.
Two district court decisions have upheld the moratorium against various challenges, while one has ruled against it. The legal battle may be just beginning.
On the inconsistency between choice of law cases and interstate sovereign immunity cases
New Hampshire's Supreme Court Lawsuit Seeking to Prevent Massachusetts from Taxing NH Residents Working Remotely for Massachusetts Firms
The case was filed directly in the Supreme Court under its "original jurisdiction" over cases filed by one state against another. It could have important implications for the future of federalism.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
A comparison of Texas and California suggests that legal edicts matter less than The New York Times thinks.
Ted Cruz's Legally Groundless Challenge to Biden's Electoral Votes Was a Disgrace That Should Follow Him Forever
Cruz plunged into the constitutional abyss while Rand Paul stepped back, refusing to sacrifice democracy and the rule of law.
Centralization makes sense only if you ignore differences in local conditions—and trust the feds to make the right choices.
Ted Cruz's Eagerness To Fight Trump's Legal Battles Epitomizes the GOP's Complete Lack of Principles
By his own account, the Texas senator is committed to defending a dishonest, amoral, narcissistic bully.
Under punitive federalism, localities refuse dictates from above while state and federal officials retaliate.
The bill is unlikely to make headway in the Senate, but it could nudge President-elect Joe Biden toward more ambitious reforms.
My "Jurist" Article on Expanding Freedom of Choice by Empowering More People to Vote With their Feet
The combination of foot voting and decentralization of power can offer people more and better choices than are available at the ballot box.
Upcoming Virtual Harvard Kennedy School of Government Event on My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event is free and open to the public.
Video of My University of Virginia Talk About my Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event was sponsored by the Miller Center for Public Affairs.
If only that signaled a broader respect for legal limits on executive power.
For the moment, the executive "memorandum" is long on rhetoric, but short on actual action. If it ever does lead to action, it could be yet another attack on federalism and separation of powers.
Upcoming Virtual Event on "Crossing Borders, Breaking Borders: New Ideas About Migration, Secession, and Political Freedom"
The event is co-sponsored by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University.
Rejecting Biden's Threat of a Nationwide Mask Mandate, Trump Suddenly Respects Limits on Presidential Power
Both major parties defend the Constitution only when it's convenient.
Will his blunt self-aggrandizement reinvigorate concerns about presidents who exceed their powers?
New York City's primary election fiasco reveals gross incompetence rather than fraud.
A president from a party supposedly committed to restraining the federal government is now sending enforcers to cities over local objections.
Thanks to him, there will be no escaping accusations by the left that states' rights are merely a ruse to protect white power.
The ruling is at odds with decisions by four other circuits and could be headed to the Supreme Court - unless Biden wins the election and reverses administration policy.
Fifth and final post in a series based on my new book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
A Second Amendment hypocrite with a plan to undermine federalism
Audio of Federalist Society Teleforum on My Book "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"
The event includes questions and commentary by Northwestern University law Professor John McGinnis
The Introduction summarizes the book's argument and provides an outline of the chapters that follow.