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Economic Liberty

Professor: Who Needs Judges? Let's Put Our Constitutional Rights to a Vote

Evan Bernick | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

If we seek to restore the rule of law established by the Constitution, we need judges to consistently hold the political branches accountable to itv-- not leave our rights to be voted up or down.

Judicial Abdication in Virginia: Judge Rubber-Stamps Health Care Cartel

Evan Bernick | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Creating health care cartels is not merely bad policy -- it is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has held that legislation designed to further the interests of entrenched local businesses violates the Constitution.

The Death of Economic Liberty and the Birth of Crony Capitalism

Trevor Burrus | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

The history of crony capitalism didn't begin when big businesses and billionaires began spending fortunes on lobbying and campaign contributions. It began when the New Deal-era Supreme Court stopped protecting fundamental economic liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

Mandated Contraceptives: The Tragedy of the Sexless Law Student

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Leave it to radio personality Rush Limbaugh to turn a serious policy issue into a personal attack. But the moral character of Sandra Fluke doesn't matter. What should worry the rest of us is her apparent belief that we all are obligated to make sure that she can have sex for free.