Featured Events

August 12

Halbig, King, and ObamaCare: What Happened, and What Happens Next?

Halbig, King, and ObamaCare: What Happened, and What Happens Next?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says its exchange subsidies, employer-mandate tax, and (to a large extent) its individual-mandate tax may be implemented only “through an Exchange established by the State.” Since January, however, the IRS has been implementing those provisions (save the delay of the employer mandate) in the 36 states with exchanges established by the federal government. Four lawsuits have been filed so far challenging the IRS’s actions. On July 22, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that the IRS has no such authority — in essence, that the Obama administration is violating the law by taxing, borrowing, and spending tens of billions of dollars to encourage people to enroll in ObamaCare. On the same day, the Fourth Circuit issued a conflicting ruling in King v. Burwell, which the plaintiffs have appealed to the Supreme Court. Two scholars who laid the groundwork for these lawsuits will explain what the two courts said, what happens next, and what Halbig and King mean for the nation.

August 22

The Ongoing Events in Ferguson, Missouri

The Ongoing Events in Ferguson, Missouri
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri raise many issues concerning American policing and the criminal justice system generally.  Join Tim Lynch for a live, online Q&A as he discusses the ongoing situation in Ferguson, including the shooting of Michael Brown; police misconduct and officer-involved shootings; the right to protest; the militarization of policing; public safety; and the role of the federal government.

Tweet your questions using #CatoFerguson.

August 26

Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness

Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness

Motivated by the world’s highest corporate tax rate and an aggressive form of worldwide taxation, several American companies are engaging in cross-border mergers to find tax jurisdictions with better policies. The Cato Institute will host a panel of experts on August 26 to discuss appropriate public policy responses to corporate inversions.

Past Events

August 28

Public Opinion and War

Featuring Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science, MIT; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter; and Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

August 27

Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

Featuring Tim Donner, Founder and President, One Generation Away; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Christopher Donesa, Former Chief Counsel, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Claire McCaffery Griffin, Principal, CGC, LLC; moderated by Dean Reuter, Vice President and Director, Practice Groups, Federalist Society.

August 26

Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness

Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness

Featuring Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; David Burton, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation; and Ike Brannon, Senior Fellow, George W. Bush Institute, and President, Capital Policy Analytics; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.