1,067Mar 27, 2013
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases
Legal scholars and same-sex marriage advocates talked about Supreme Court oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Hollingsworth v. Perry concerned California’s Proposition 8 ...
2,190Jun 6, 2011
Government Role in Nutrition Guidelines
Maya Rockeymoore and Walter Olson talked about the role of the federal government in setting nutrition guidelines for schools, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
1,885Mar 22, 2011
Book Discussion on Schools For Misrule
Walter Olson reports that many political leaders who influence what the author considers poor national policy are graduates of the nation’s premiere law schools. Mr. Olson relays ...
36Jun 10, 2003
Mr. Olson and Mr. Bland debated proposals to change legislation governing class action lawsuits. Among the issues they addressed were consumer interests, lawyers fees in class action ...
309Apr 2, 2003
Witnesses testified about gun liability legislation. The bill under consideration, H.R. 1036, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act", was designed "to prohibit civil liability ...
46Jan 14, 2003
Book Discussion on The Rule of Lawyers
Former Attorney General Thornburgh (1988-1991) introduced Mr. Olson. Mr. Olson discussed his book, The Rule of Lawyers: How the New Litigation Elite Threatens America’s Rule ...
22May 28, 1997
Employment Laws Impact on Productivity
Mr. Olson summarized the main arguments in his book, The Excuse Factory. He stressed that anti-discrimination laws protect many unsatisfactory employees at the expense of productivity ...
157Apr 19, 1995
The American Legal System
In a conference entitled, “Common Ground: Where Can Liberals and Conservatives Agree?” panelists spoke on current legal system problems,following which they took questions from the ...