Reasonable Disagreements

Reasonable Disagreements

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Legal points of disagreement between libertarian and conservative perspectives.


Constitutional Conflicts in DC and Beyond
Jul 22 • 44 min
Adam and Richard discuss Supreme Court rulings.
Prosecutions and Precautions
May 20 • 47 min
Michael Flynn, Justin Amash, and Clarence Thomas
Coronavirus and an Essay that Went Viral
Apr 2 • 47 min
The coronavirus outbreak, and the costs and benefits of the government’s response.
Socially Distant: Richard and Adam disagree about COVID-19
Mar 23 • 47 min
Assessing the policy responses to COVID-19.
Coronavirus, the Constitution, and the CFPB
Mar 10 • 45 min
Government powers in emergencies and the Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments in Seila Law v. CFPB.
Trying Times in the Senate
Jan 31 • 61 min
Recorded during the Senate impeachment trial, Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the House managers’ case, the White House’s response, and the seemingly short path forward to acquittal.
The End of the Year; The Start of an Impeachment Trial
Dec 16, 2019 • 56 min
In 2019’s last episode of “Reasonable Disagreements,” Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the seemingly inevitable House vote in favor of impeachment. They debate the House’s investigation (and the investigations that preceded it), and they look ahead…
Judicial Legitimacy and Proposals to Restructure the Supreme Court
Nov 7, 2019 • 46 min
Reacting to Senator Whitehouse’s brief questioning of the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, Hoover Institution’s Richard Epstein and George Mason University’s Adam White discuss “judicial legitimacy” and proposals to restructure the Court. Richard also tells…
Impeachment, and What Trump Meant
Oct 3, 2019 • 41 min
In their first episode back from a break, the Hoover Institution’s Richard Epstein and George Mason University’s Adam White manage to disagree about practically every aspect of the new controversy over President Trump, Ukraine, the Bidens, and…
In Defense of Classical Liberalism (Among Other Things)
Jun 19, 2019 • 43 min
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss Richard’s recent essay for Defining Ideas, which defends classical liberalism against the recent critiques of conservative political philosopher Patrick Deneen and others. From there they…
Constitutional Conflicts With Congress and the Supreme Court
May 23, 2019 • 46 min
In Georgia and Alabama, state legislatures have enacted laws on abortion, perhaps teeing up new legal challenges to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade precedent. Meanwhile, in Washington, the House Democrats’ subpoenas to President Trump’s former White House…
The Barr Hearings and the Further Decline of Congress
May 3, 2019 • 46 min
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the decline of Congress as a constitutional institution, as exemplified by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Barr—and the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing without him.
As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down
Mar 28, 2019 • 41 min
On the first day of baseball season, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White call balls and strikes on the apparent end of the Mueller investigation as detailed in Attorney General Barr’s four-page letter to Congress. They still disagree…
Warren and Holder Want to Break Tech and the Supreme Court
Mar 13, 2019 • 49 min
Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech companies; former Attorney General Eric Holder wants a future Democratic President and Congress to pack the Court, which would break it. What do Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White…
A Great Attorney General Pick, Barr None
Feb 6, 2019 • 52 min
Recorded January 15, 2019 Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General, a position that Barr previously held under President George H.W. Bush. They also discuss the…
The Rule of Law and Other People’s Money
Feb 6, 2019 • 39 min
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for an unprecedented “wealth tax,” and the constitutional problems that it raises. They also discuss the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on judicial…
From Marshall to Mueller
Dec 13, 2018 • 43 min
Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the latest news surrounding the Mueller Investigation, and then turn to timeless questions of America’s Constitution and its greatest chief justice, John Marshall. Did you like the show? You can rate,…
An Appointment With Controversy
Nov 12, 2018 • 38 min
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White debate Attorney General Sessions’s resignation, and the appointment of Matthew Whittaker as his temporary replacement. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time:…
Should the Senate’s Confirmation Process Change?
Oct 24, 2018 • 33 min
In the aftermath of the Senate’s confirmation of Kavanaugh, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the need (or not) to change the Senate’s process, and recent criticism of the Court’s “legitimacy.” Did you like the show? Please…
Confirming Kavanaugh
Sep 12, 2018 • 45 min
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White look back at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, and then look ahead to the effect that Kavanaugh may have on constitutional law…
A Special Day for the Special Counsel
Aug 22, 2018 • 47 min
The day after a federal jury convicts the Trump Campaign’s former chairman, Paul Manafort on tax and fraud charges, and President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, plead guilty to campaign finance violations. The Hoover Institution’s Richard…
Will Judge Kavanaugh Change the Supreme Court?
Jul 25, 2018 • 30 min
With Justice Kennedy’s retirement, and Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to succeed him, Richard Epstein and Adam White reflect on Kennedy’s legacy and discuss what Kavanaugh may bring to the Court. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe!…
Pardon Me? A Trump-Mueller Discussion
Jun 13, 2018 • 40 min
President Trump claims that he has the power to pardon himself. Is he right? On the other hand, was the Mueller appointment unconstitutional itself? On this podcast, Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the latest constitutional debates surrounding…
Trade-War Debate: Richard Epstein vs Adam White
May 23, 2018 • 37 min
On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that “we’re putting the trade war [with China] on hold.” Meanwhile the NAFTA renegotiations seem to be stalling. Professors Epstein and White debate trade policy in theory and practice. Featuring cameo…
Mend It or End It? - The Environmental Regulations of Infrastructure
May 2, 2018 • 31 min
Nearly 50 years old, the National Environmental Policy Act has become a major roadblock for modern infrastructure projects. Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss whether it’s time to mend it—or end it. Did you like the show?…
Mulling the Mueller Investigation
Apr 11, 2018 • 32 min
In the immediate aftermath of an FBI raid on the office of President Trump’s private counsel, Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White debate whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is a problem in terms of constitutional…
Hoover Institution fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss and analyze the top legal issues of the day from an academic perspective
Mar 19, 2018 • 26 min
Recorded on March 18, 2018 Introducing Reasonable Debates, a new Hoover Institution podcast where two lawyers and Hoover fellows analyze the top legal issues of the day from an academic perspective. Richard Epstein’s and Adam White’s inaugural episode…