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The Supreme Court Could End Government-Sponsored CartelsPosted on May 09, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick
Among the New Deal relics that persist today are federal dairy laws that restrict competition over milk prices. The Hettinga family, which owns two Arizona dairies, managed to lower prices through an exemption in the law, which ultimately led to the repeal of the exemption, and forced the Hettingas into the government-created dairy cartel.
AUDIO: Reviving Economic Liberties - A Conversation with Clint BolickPosted on May 07, 2012 | Type: Audio
On the Liberty Law Talk podcast, host Richard Reinsch talks with Clint Bolick, Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, about his book Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold over Economic Liberty. Bolick, of course, is no stranger to litigating constitutional claims for economic liberties and property rights, among other achievements.
'Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court' by Clint BolickPosted on April 30, 2012 | Type: In the News
Hoover Institution Press released "Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court" by constitutional law expert Clint Bolick. In Two-Fer, Bolick importantly points out that, during a presidential campaign and election, judicial selection is usually considered a minor issue and given too little attention by the American public and the media. The recent argument over Obamacare, however, has brought into sharp focus the importance—and pointed internal division—of the US Supreme Court. In this book, Bolick argues that appointing (a) Supreme Court justice(s) is a president’s most important and enduring legacy because lifetime tenure for federal court judges far outlasts the president who appointed them. Bolick explains how the appointment of justices—and the combination of those appointed justices—can change and shape the course of history and the future. Bolick also makes the case that, although judges operate in relative obscurity, every day they make decisions that affect issues such as health care, religion, speech, property, business, education, and civil rights.
Judiciary up for grabs in presidential electionPosted on April 23, 2012 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Clint Bolick
President Barack Obama has thrown down the gauntlet: if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down his precious health care law, he’ll make the courts an issue in the presidential campaign.
Truth Is Graver than FictionPosted on February 02, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Christina Sandefur
Part one of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged ends in despair, as the oil fields of entrepreneur Ellis Wyatt burst into flames. Wyatt Oil, once a successful business that created jobs and launched an economic Renaissance in the western United States, had fallen victim to stifling taxes and government regulation. No longer willing to surrender to bureaucrats, Wyatt abandons his once-thriving business.