Oct 20, 2013
- New Law and Liberty items this week:
- Helen Alvaré reviews John Witte’s classic work, recently reissued in a second edition, From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition. Here’s the link to a podcast I did with Witte on the book earlier this year.
- Gary Gregg, an expert on presidential power and the electoral college, appears on Liberty Law Talk to discuss the electoral college and its deep-seated connection to the Founders’ understanding of the need to form reasonable majorities and an independent executive. Gregg also discusses the likely consequences that would result from its elimination and the current state by state effort of the National Popular Vote initiative to slowly abolish the electoral college.
- Garett Jones at Econ Log points to early evidence that Obamacare will incentivize employers to convert full-time workers to part-timers.
- Heather MacDonald’s Diversity Now, Diversity Forever essay reminds us of some of the true priorities for higher education in California.
- Adam Freedman at Point of Law alerts us to another attempt to ignore the 5th Amendment’s takings clause.
- The National Center for Policy Analysis releases a new study on Dodd-Frank and its coming rendezvous with the rule of law.
- Patrick Deneen in the current American Conservative remembers Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind.
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