Hart, Dworkin, and Trump

Two federal appeals courts have now held that Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning immigration from certain countries is unconstitutional. The 4th Circuit thought that the EO was discriminatory, while the…

Democracy and Prosperity

Tom Christiano, a leading theorist of democracy, has just reviewed Jason Brennan’s Against Democracy. In it, he accuses Jason of having an ill-equipped micro-theory that fails to account for the…

Protectionism as Cronyism

Supporters of protectionism such as President Trump say that they are trying to save jobs in the United States. What’s wrong, they ask, with showing some solicitude and help to our…

Does Constitutional Law Exist?

A federal judge in Hawaii has temporarily blocked the government’s revised Executive Order on immigration. I‘m glad he did this, because I regard the EO as wrong and counterproductive. But…