Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

Will the new CFPB Director be our First Real Czar?

Zach Luck  Wikipedia has a great list of all the “[fill-in-the-broad-policy-concern] Czars” here.  Obama has already handed out at least 37 Czar titles.  With all these Czars running around, is it possible that the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) might be the first real federal Czar of anything? By “real Czar” I…

Wild Wild Websites

Jake Laperruque  Last month, I discussed how the presidential campaign is moving slowly, with no Republican candidates formally entering the fray.  Since then, more potential candidates have formed exploratory committees, but with just nine months remaining before the Iowa Caucuses, there is still not a single official candidate for the nomination.  However, the website of one…

The Fourth Amendment and Income Inequality

Yevgeny Shrago Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals visited Harvard Law School yesterday to discuss his recent blistering dissent in a Fourth Amendment case.  In United States v. Pineda-Moreno, the Ninth Circuit weighed in on the growing jurisprudence surrounding police officers placement of a GPS tracker on a suspect’s car without a warrant. The three judge panel hearing…

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