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Can Border Patrol Search Your Phone Without a Warrant? [POLICYbrief]

Can Border Patrol Search Your Phone Without a Warrant? [POLICYbrief]

At ports of entry and the extended borders, Customs and Border Protection enjoys a broad authority to search, uh, property that belongs to US citizens and other travelers. As things stand, CBP does not need a warrant to search the… Continue Reading

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Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Today we have a little bit of a different episode, another one where it’s just Aaron and… Continue Reading

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Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Richard Epstein, the Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School… Continue Reading

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We Asked if the Government Should Regulate Deep-fakes

We Asked if the Government Should Regulate Deep-fakes

Hit it toots! And I was kinda like, what an idea! You’re fired! In the past year, a powerful new technology has emerged. Do you by a savvy investment in a thriving business? It’s what enables the face swap videos… Continue Reading

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Betting on Loot Boxes: Is Regulation a Winning Issue? [POLICYbrief]

Betting on Loot Boxes: Is Regulation a Winning Issue? [POLICYbrief]

Super Colonial Revolution. Loot boxes are items you encounter in a video game that you don’t know exactly what you’re going to get. And there are two basic types. Number one are the cosmetic-only type of loot box where you… Continue Reading

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Dear Colleague: Guidance Documents & Executive Agencies [POLICYbrief]

Dear Colleague: Guidance Documents & Executive Agencies [POLICYbrief]

In 2014, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice jointly issued a Dear Colleague letter on school discipline policies. A Dear Colleague letter is a form of guidance document. They put out a guidance document that proposed to… Continue Reading

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Steven Calabresi: Administrative Agencies and the Federal Judiciary

Steven Calabresi: Administrative Agencies and the Federal Judiciary

Currently, administrative law judges are executive branch civil service bureaucrats who are hired by the administrative agencies themselves and who initially hear lawsuits that are brought challenging an agency regulation. And their decisions can be appealed to the agency and… Continue Reading

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Stossel: How Government Caused ‘The Boy Crisis’

Stossel: How Government Caused ‘The Boy Crisis’

These students at the University of Toronto are angry because a so-called men’s rights activist was speaking at their college. His words are hate speech, they said. No hate speech on campus! They stopped people like this man from getting… Continue Reading