Rank #1: Constitutional Conflicts With Congress and the Supreme Court
In Georgia and Alabama, state legislatures have enacted laws on abortion, perhaps teeing up new legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent. Meanwhile, in Washington, the House Democrats’ subpoenas to President Trump’s former White House Counsel and to his longtime accountants are sparking debates and litigation over the scope of Congress’s investigative powers and the options for presidential immunity against such investigations. Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss these political and legal conflicts.
May 23 2019
Rank #2: The Barr Hearings and the Further Decline of Congress
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the decline of Congress as a constitutional institution, as exemplified by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Barr—and the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing without him.
May 03 2019
Rank #3: The Rule of Law and Other People’s Money
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for an unprecedented “wealth tax,” and the constitutional problems that it raises. They also discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on judicial “deference” to agencies’ legal interpretations (Kisor v. Wilkie).
Feb 06 2019
Rank #4: Confirming Kavanaugh
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Sep 12 2018
Rank #5: From Marshall to Mueller
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the latest news surrounding the Mueller Investigation, and then turn to timeless questions of America’s Constitution and its greatest chief justice, John Marshall.
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Dec 13 2018
Rank #6: A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None
Recorded January 15, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General, a position that Barr previously held under President George H.W. Bush. They also discuss the possibility of President Trump invoking “emergency powers” to build a border wall without new congressional authorization.
Feb 06 2019
Rank #7: As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down
On the first day of baseball season, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White call balls and strikes on the apparent end of the Mueller investigation as detailed in Attorney General Barr’s four-page letter to Congress. They still disagree about Mueller, but they agree that the investigation reached a good conclusion. Will we ever see a full Mueller Report — and should we?
Mar 28 2019
Rank #8: Will Judge Kavanaugh Change the Supreme Court?
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Jul 25 2018
Rank #9: Should the Senate’s Confirmation Process Change?
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Oct 25 2018
Rank #10: An Appointment With Controversy
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Nov 13 2018