Presidential Obstruction of Justice

Federal obstruction of justice statutes bar anyone from interfering with official legal proceedings based on a “corrupt” motive. But what about the president of the United States? The president is vested with “executive power” which includes the power to control federal law enforcement. A possible view is that the statutes do not apply to the […]

Climate Regulation and the Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Over the past two years U.S. regulatory agencies have issued fourteen regulations that take into account the effect of industrial activities and products on the global climate. The regulatory activity so far has already set precedents on which future regulation will rest. Yet despite the potentially momentous consequences, it has received no comment in the […]