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Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.
Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology
The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.
From the ArchivesLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology
There is no justification for any lawful entrepreneur to feel any sense of guilt in appropriating the results of his or her creative activity.
While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.
The "asset forfeiture" case now before the Supreme Court is unlikely to lead to any substantial limitations on state and local seizures of private property.
Only one company is still writing workman's comp policies for the NFL. Insurers fear Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) may be the new asbestos, with lawsuits extending into the distant future.
Labor and WagesLegal System
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System
Contrary to myth, Latin America has relatively few civilian-owned guns — either legal or illegal. But this hasn't prevented enduring high rates of violent crime.
With far too much time and money on their hands, federal prosecutors have now turned private basketball agreements into a matter for federal criminal prosecution.
Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory
It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.