100 episodes

A podcast series features the inimitable Richard Epstein offering his unique perspective on national developments in public policy and the law. Tune in each week to hear Epstein’s take on breaking news stories.

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A podcast series features the inimitable Richard Epstein offering his unique perspective on national developments in public policy and the law. Tune in each week to hear Epstein’s take on breaking news stories.

    Coronavirus, Pandemics, and the Law

    Coronavirus, Pandemics, and the Law

    Richard Epstein describes the legal dimensions of coping with Coronavirus: whether cities can resist hosting quarantined patients, the scope of federal power to restrict movement, and concerns about excessive reliance on Chinese supply chains for prescription medications.

    • 18 min
    Roger Stone, Bill Barr, and the DOJ Controversy

    Roger Stone, Bill Barr, and the DOJ Controversy

    Was Donald Trump wrong to sound off on the Roger Stone trial? Is Attorney General William Barr hopelessly compromised? What are the limits of presidential intervention in the Justice Department? Richard Epstein answers these questions and more in the newest installment of The Libertarian.

    • 22 min
    State of the Unions

    State of the Unions

    Richard Epstein explains why a decline in union membership is a positive development for the American economy, why public-sector unions are intrinsically corrosive, and why conservative populists’ enthusiasm for reviving organized labor are misguided.

    • 23 min
    School Choice and the Supreme Court

    School Choice and the Supreme Court

    Richard Epstein analyzes a case out of Montana that may have significant implications for parents’ ability to send their children to private schools.

    • 19 min
    AB 5 and the End of Freelancers?

    AB 5 and the End of Freelancers?

    Richard Epstein examines a new California law that is imperiling the livelihoods of many of the Golden State’s independent contractors and considers how challenges to the legislation may fare in the courts.

    • 29 min
    Iran, War Powers, and the Constitution

    Iran, War Powers, and the Constitution

    Richard Epstein examines the legal controversies around the Trump Administration’s attack on Iranian leadership: Was it an ‘assassination’? How much can Congress constrain the president’s ability to act in such situations? Is this a situation where precedent trumps constitutional text? Plus, a look at debates over the legality of military conscription.

    • 26 min

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