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    INTERVIEW: Heritage's Robert Alt on Overcriminalization

    Robert Alt is director of the Rule of Law Programs and senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. He sat down with us to discuss Heritage’s Overcriminalization project. Q: How long have you been working on the Overcriminalization project? A: Five years. Overcriminalization was … More

    Batter Up: What’s on Deck for the Supreme Court’s October 2012 Term

    While other events may compete for our attention this fall (baseball playoffs, football, national election campaigns), next Monday, October 1, marks the beginning of a new Supreme Court term. The Court’s last term also reminds us that the judiciary sometimes plays an outsized role in our republic. Thus, as Heritage’s … More

    Time to Restore America's Rule of Law

    In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Professor David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School pointed out: No one doubts that the coming election will be the most important referendum on the size and nature of government in a generation. But another issue is nearly as important and … More

    Just What We Need: A Bureaucracy for Professional Boxing

    A recent poll of American voters found that their top concern is the fair and accurate ranking of professional boxers. Not really, of course, but a new bill in the House and the Senate addresses this apparently egregious problem. The Professional Boxing Amendments Act of 2012, introduced in the Senate … More

    Obama's Gutting of Welfare Reform Is Illegal

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a General Counsel and legal staff to ensure that the agency’s actions are lawful. Did they take the day off last Thursday? We have to question whether the department lawyers were consulted at all about the “Information Memorandum” issued by HHS … More

    LIVE CHAT: The Obamacare Decision with Heritage & Docs4PatientCare

    The Supreme Court made their decision this morning but the fight over Obamacare does not end today.  The Heritage Foundation will continue to fight for foundational, conservative principles for America’s future. Today at 2pmET, join Heritage’s Rory Cooper and Dr. Richard Armstrong of Docs4PatientCarevia via video interview with radio host … More

    Occupy Wall Street: Finding Common Ground Might Be Possible

    This is the last of our four-part series on Occupy Wall Street, transcribed from a recent Heritage Foundation event on the movement. In part four, Eric Teetsel, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, explains why he’s hopeful about the Occupy movement. Teetsel believes some Occupiers, particularly young members of the … More

    President Obama: An Advocate for a Restrained Judiciary?

    Yesterday in a joint press conference with the Canadian prime minister and Mexican president, President Obama expressed his confidence that the Supreme Court will uphold his signature health care law, following more than six hours of oral argument before the Court last week. Obama suggested that the Court—not Congress—would be … More

    Google Makes a Pitch for Free Market

    Google is growing up. That was the message company representatives shared at Heritage this week on the Silicon Valley behemoth’s 13th birthday. (Click here to watch video of the event.) Google is making the case for the free market — and taking its message to conservatives. The Heritage Foundation hosted … More

    House Set to Rebuke NLRB for Meddling in Boeing's Expansion Plan

    The House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation today that prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from interfering in the business decisions of U.S. companies. The bill would effectively end the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing’s expansion plans in South Carolina. Boeing came under attack from the NLRB in April … More