Tea Party Economics

Tea Party Economics

“By the end of The Constitution of Liberty, Hayek reveals himself to be much less of an absolutist in defense of unregulated competition than his followers. This should come as no surprise. In the Road to Serfdom Hayek telegraphed his acceptance of a state role in...
Tea Party Economics

Judge Sumi Does Her Job

“For doing her job, Judge Maryann Sumi has been subjected to specious attacks on her character and competence.  Every sitting judge in Wisconsin must be watching this case with great interest.  Every judge in the state has to be wondering, “Will I be subjected to the...
Kagan Hearing Recap

Kagan Hearing Recap

“The problem with our Supreme Court confirmation hearings does not lie with evasive answers from nominees.  The problem with our confirmation hearings lies with senators who seek to use their questions to advance agendas unrelated to the nomination.  Unfortunately,...
Tea Party Economics

Separation of Powers and the Wisconsin Supreme Court

“I am a process conservative.  My core criticism of the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Ozanne v. Fitzgerald is that the Court chose to ignore the normal procedural process for taking up a petition for original jurisdiction, and instead invented a new form...
Kagan Hearing Recap

Memo to the New Justices: That’s Not How We Do Things on the Court

“Justices Abrahamson and Bradley seem to believe that their dissents are drawing attention to legitimate and serious defects in the craftsmanship of the judicial opinions at issue.  However, one can’t help but wonder whether the targets of their criticisms will merely...