Reasonable Disagreements
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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Pardon Me? A Trump-Mueller Discussion

Pardon Me? A Trump-Mueller Discussion

June 13, 2018

President Trump claims that he has the power to pardon himself. Is he right? On the other hand, was the Mueller appointment unconstitutional itself? On this podcast, Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the latest constitutional debates surrounding Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump.

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Trade-War Debate: Richard Epstein vs Adam White

Trade-War Debate: Richard Epstein vs Adam White

May 23, 2018

On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that “we’re putting the trade war [with China] on hold.” Meanwhile the NAFTA renegotiations seem to be stalling. Professors Epstein and White debate trade policy in theory and practice. Featuring cameo appearances by Ricardo, Keynes, Lincoln, Hamilton, Clay, Mnuchin, and Trump.

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Mend It or End It? - The Environmental Regulations of Infrastructure

Mend It or End It? - The Environmental Regulations of Infrastructure

May 2, 2018

Nearly 50 years old, the National Environmental Policy Act has become a major roadblock for modern infrastructure projects. Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss whether it’s time to mend it—or end it. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 31:42)

Mulling the Mueller Investigation

Mulling the Mueller Investigation

April 11, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of an FBI raid on the office of President Trump’s private counsel, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White debate whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is a problem in terms of constitutional structure and accountability. Along the way, they discuss the criminal process, and the need for “republican virtue” in our constitutional system.

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Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss and analyze the top legal issues of the day from an academic perspective

Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss and analyze the top legal issues of the day from an academic perspective

March 19, 2018

Recorded on March 18, 2018

Introducing Reasonable Debates, a new Hoover Institution podcast where two lawyers and Hoover fellows analyze the top legal issues of the day from an academic perspective. Richard Epstein’s and Adam White’s inaugural episode begins with a discussion of Epstein’s Defining Ideas column “The Troubled Legacy Of Dodd-Frank” concerning proposals to reform the Dodd-Frank financial law, and delves into a broader conversation on Dodd-Frank’s inherent problems. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing tim: 26:44)