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  • Litigating for Liberty, Part 1

    Posted on August 10, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    Want to make a difference in the fight for liberty? Consider law school. In no other arena can an individual have a greater impact for freedom. After all, the courts were intended to safeguard individual rights by holding the other two branches of government to their constitutional boundaries. And unlike politics, law tends to be black or white—you win or you lose—rather than shades of compromise. Look how dramatically cases like Brown v. Board of Education have changed the world.

  • Obama-care's IPAB flawed

    Posted on July 27, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Tom Patterson

    Many Americans wonder how Obama-care can possibly work. How can the government insure 32 million additional people and provide everybody with all the health care they need without raising the deficit or spending gobs of new money? The answer, in the minds of its creators, is IPAB, the Independent Payment Advisory Board. You may not have heard much about IPAB yet - one of 150 new boards and commissions in Obama-care - because it was buried deep in the 2,000-page bill and hardly debated. But you will. You've never seen anything like it either, unless you count Soviet-style central planning committees.

  • Clint Bolick: The Supreme Court Stakes in 2012

    Posted on July 09, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    Many conservatives are angry with Chief Justice John Roberts, whose decisive vote in late June not only sustained a disastrous health-care law. It also interpreted the Constitution to permit Congress to penalize behavior through its taxing power that it cannot control through its power to regulate commerce. Magnifying the harm is a CBS News report—and informed suspicions from a number of sources—that Chief Justice Roberts initially voted to strike down the law but switched in the face of veiled threats from President Barack Obama and concerns about the court's reputation and his own.

  • Phoenix Shouldn't Flout County Judges Decision

    Posted on June 23, 2012 | Type: In the News

    When a judge tells you you're breaking the law, it's generally not a good idea to thumb your nose at her. Yet that's exactly what Phoenix is doing.

  • With Wild West Spirit, Tombstone Fights for its Water

    Posted on June 23, 2012 | Type: In the News

    Tombstone’s water system is as old as the city itself, and most of the parts that are functioning, which are few, were damaged last year by rocks and trees dragged downhill by runoff from the summer monsoons. The city set out to repair the system’s connections to three of the 25 springs to which it claims to have a right; connections to the other springs are inoperable or nonexistent.

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