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Author: Steve Simpson

September 20, 2021

The Hill: Here’s why Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers is a horrible idea

Last week, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) soon will require all private employers with more than 100 employees to require workers to become vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 tests. Whatever you think of vaccines or vaccine mandates, if you care about constitutional government, you shoul ...

July 02, 2021

Five Supreme Court justices just signaled that the CDC’s eviction moratorium is unlawful. Here’s why that matters.

You may have seen the few news stories reporting that the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to halt the CDC's eviction ban. That's true as far as it goes, but the media missed the real story, which is that five Justices on the Court signaled that they think the CDC's eviction ban is unlawful. Which ...

January 08, 2021

The Hill: Landlords should not have to work for free

Eviction bans have become one of the staple responses to the pandemic by governments across the country. Almost every state and many local governments have passed at least some sort of moratorium on evictions since the pandemic began. In early September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted a nationwide eviction ban for ...

January 07, 2021

Can they really do that? What are the limits of government during COVID-19?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March, state governors have imposed restrictions that would have been unthinkable at this time last year. These drastic actions have left many wondering about the limits of government officials' power—and whether that power changes during times like these. The simple answer is that—there's no simple a ...

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