The White House’s decision to stonewall Congress on its impeachment inquiry is a risky strategy, says Cato scholar Gene Healy. It is important to remember that impeachment is not a criminal process, and regardless of where one stands on the merits or politics of impeachment, the administration’s action continues the erosion of separation of powers and expansion of executive power that Cato experts have long derided as a substantial threat to our constitutional order.
- "Trump’s ‘Due Process’ Dodge on Impeachment," by Gene Healy
- "Impeach Me — I Dare You!," by Gene Healy
- "Going Ballistic: What the Democrats’ ‘Subpoena Cannon’ Means for Trump," by Ilya Shapiro
In 2001, the late Nobel laureate Milton Friedman agreed to lend his name to an international award for the promotion of individual liberty: The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. In a statement at the time he said: “Those of us who were fortunate enough to live and be raised in a reasonably free society tend to underestimate the importance of freedom. We tend to take it for granted. It has made us in the West more complacent, so having a prize emphasizing liberty is extremely important.” Presented every other year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to advance human freedom, it will be awarded at the 2020 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty Biennial Dinner on May 20, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 29, 2019. Save both dates and submit your nomination here.
Trade Justice Delayed Is Trade Justice Denied: How to Make WTO Dispute Settlement Faster and More Effective
Until recently, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement process had served as a beacon of hope for being one of the fastest and most effective international dispute settlement systems in the history of the world. Today, with the process so much slower, governments can have a three-year or longer “free pass” to implement illegal protectionist measures while litigation drags on. A new brief by Cato scholars James Bacchus and Simon Lester proposes reforms to speed up the process.
- "Trade Justice Delayed Is Trade Justice Denied: How to Make WTO Dispute Settlement Faster and More Effective," by James Bacchus and Simon Lester