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July 02, 2020

American Resilience: Our nation was made to survive tough times like these

In a typical year, the Fourth of July would be an occasion to celebrate America's origins, history and future. Marking the anniversary of our nation's founding should be an opportunity for reflection on the past and optimism about where we're headed. But let's face it: 2020 is not a typical year. The last six months ...

June 22, 2020

The Hill: Local governments are undermining state laws that encourage ‘granny flats’

It's well known that California is in the midst of a housing crisis that grows more severe all the time. For decades, we have seen too few homes built, and those that are built are too expensive. The poor and middle class suffer the most from the housing shortage, increasingly finding themselves priced out of ...

June 15, 2020

The Hill: The First Amendment protects attorneys from compelled speech

Imagine being forced, as the price of doing business, to pay for a trade association's speech on gun control, immigration, abortion, affirmative action, and many other hot-button political issues. That's the situation attorneys in many states face just to do their jobs. Whether or not they agree with the bar association's political and ideological ...

June 15, 2020

The Sun Sentinel: Florida ambulances need flexibility to serve consumers both now and after the pandemic

As Florida re-opens the economy, no one knows quite what to expect. But one thing that's clear is that medical providers must be ready to respond to whatever comes — and quickly. Unfortunately, the state's certificate of need laws stand in the way. Just months ago, Florida's certificate of need requirement prevented a Naples-based ambulance ...

June 10, 2020

Daily Journal: The US Supreme Court’s giant Puerto Rico miss

In a decision issued June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court missed an opportunity to address an important question: Does the abuse of federal power require a meaningful remedy? The case, Federal Oversight & Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, 2020 DJDAR 5167, arose out of Puerto Rico’s recent financial meltdown. For decades, ...

June 09, 2020

The Hill: Trump’s ‘Regulatory Bill of Rights’ hasn’t gotten much attention — but it should

A recent executive order meant to free up the economy following the COVID-19-related lockdowns contains a little-noticed, but potentially powerful, long-term reform that should help rein in regulatory abuse that's commonplace throughout administrative agencies. Contrary to those who claim that these regulators merely enforce commonsense rules for t ...