Reasonable Disagreements
As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down

As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down

March 28, 2019

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?

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Warren and Holder Want to Break Tech and the Supreme Court

Warren and Holder Want to Break Tech and the Supreme Court

March 13, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech companies; former Attorney General Eric Holder wants a future Democratic President and Congress to pack the Court, which would break it. What do Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White think of these proposals? They disagree with both of them ... but they also disagree with one another about how to think about what Google does today. But before they start to debate those issues, they begin by applauding the Senate's move toward confirming Neomi Rao's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None

A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None

February 6, 2019

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. 

The Rule of Law and Other People’s Money

The Rule of Law and Other People’s Money

February 6, 2019

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).

From Marshall to Mueller

From Marshall to Mueller

December 13, 2018

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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An Appointment With Controversy

An Appointment With Controversy

November 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White debate Attorney General Sessions’s resignation, and the appointment of Matthew Whittaker as his temporary replacement.

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Should the Senate’s Confirmation Process Change?

Should the Senate’s Confirmation Process Change?

October 24, 2018

In the aftermath of the Senate’s confirmation of Kavanaugh, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the need (or not) to change the Senate’s process, and recent criticism of the Court’s “legitimacy.”

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Confirming Kavanaugh

Confirming Kavanaugh

September 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White look back at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and then look ahead to the effect that Kavanaugh may have on constitutional law and the administrative state.

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A Special Day for the Special Counsel

A Special Day for the Special Counsel

August 22, 2018

The day after a federal jury convicts the Trump Campaign’s former chairman, Paul Manafort on tax and fraud charges, and President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, plead guilty to campaign finance violations. The Hoover Institution’s Richard Epstein and Adam White analyze these developments and argue about fundamental issues surrounding Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of President Trump. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 47:40)

Will Judge Kavanaugh Change the Supreme Court?

Will Judge Kavanaugh Change the Supreme Court?

July 25, 2018

With Justice Kennedy’s retirement, and Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to succeed him, Richard Epstein and Adam White reflect on Kennedy’s legacy and discuss what Kavanaugh may bring to the Court.

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