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CRS Report: 'Federal Land Ownership - Overview and Data'

Utilities / Water : WaterWired

Federal land ownership - always a hot topic, especially here in the Western USA. This 3 March 2017 CRS report tells it like it is: Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data, by Carol Hardy Vincent, Laura A. Hanson, and Carla N. Argu...

Arizona Moves to Limit Federal Spending

Academics / Political Science : Cato @ Liberty

Ilya Shapiro Earlier this month, I wrote about the Compact for America, an elegant mechanism for limiting out-of-control federal spending through a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that would be advanced via an intersta...

That Arizona religious-liberty bill

Industries / Law : Overlawyered

I discussed it yesterday at Cato at Liberty, shortly before Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill. My Cato colleague Ilya Shapiro’s thoughts are here. For those who want a deeper dive, here’s the Douglas Laycock-drafted letter on ...

Banking and finance roundup

Industries / Law : Overlawyered

D.C. Circuit’s en banc decision upholding constitutionality of CFPB disappointing but not surprising. On to SCOTUS [Ilya Shapiro, Aaron Nielson, Jonathan Adler] Big thinking under way at the SEC could replace securities class action...

City of Tombstone v. United States

Utilities / Energy : Cato @ Liberty: Energy and Environment

Ilya Shapiro Tombstone, Arizona is sitting on a tinderbox waiting to ignite because the federal government is blocking plans to restore the town’s critical water infrastructure. Water lines have long connected this desert town with ...


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