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William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Recorded: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for the people in judicial selection.”

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Litigation, Politics

       
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The Supreme Court and the Battle for Second Amendment Rights
Recorded: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on the Second Amendment’s individual right to “keep and bear arms” in Heller v. District of Columbia. Now the question remains whether this right must be recognized by the States and their political subdivisions.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Nelson Lund
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (U.S)

       
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Robert Higgs on Booms, Busts and Bad Predictions
Recorded: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the economic baloney of mainstream economists, the failure of most to understand the potential for mass inflation given the money supply currently sitting around in bank reserves, the reality of the business cycle and the politicians’ and media’s failure to grasp it, and why none of us should make sweeping predictions about how the future will unfold, even if we do understand economics, since human action and the flexibility of markets are impossible to quantify.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Politics

       
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Ivan Eland on Henry Paulson’s Accusation
Recorded: Monday, February 1, 2010

Originally aired on 2/1/10 on Russia Today. Senior Fellow Ivan Eland comments on former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's allegation that Russia attempted to undermine the American economy shortly before the global recession.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Politics

       
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Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Recorded: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Civil strife in Iraq continues and instability may only increase after the January elections. U.S. withdrawal has become an acceptable strategy in Washington, but will it be tenable if violence escalates and Iraq unravels again?

Experts: Ivan Eland, Peter Galbraith, Charles V. Peña
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Freedom, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on Anita Dunn’s Resignation
Recorded: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Originally aired 11/11/09 on Russia Today. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses the resignation of President Obama’s Communications Director, Anita Dunn.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Free Speech, Politics

       
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Stephen P. Halbrook in Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing
Recorded: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stephen P. Halbrook testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Television
Issues: Constitutional Law, Gun Control, Litigation

       
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Stephen Halbrook on Second Amendment Rights
Recorded: Friday, May 1, 2009

Stephen Halbrook, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of The Founders' Second Amendment, speaks on the rights of law-abiding gun owners at the Pennsylvania Capitol's Fourth Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Television
Issues: Constitutional Law, Gun Control

       
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