Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded as the Charles Koch Foundation in 1974 by Ed Crane, Murray Rothbard, and Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the conglomerate Koch Industries. In July 1976, the name was changed to the Cato Institute.Cato was established to have a focus on public advocacy, media exposure and societal influence. According to the 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania), Cato is number 14 in the "Top Thirty Worldwide Think Tanks" and number 6 in the "Top Fifty United States Think Tanks".
Posts about Cato Institute
  • “America’s Most Fee-Ridden Cities”

    …, one that creates maximum hassle and maximum hostility,” says Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and publisher of the blog Overlawyered. Aside from Ferguson, Mo., the piece uses as examples the notorious Los Angeles suburb of Bell, Calif., exposed in a scandal as being run for the benefit of its managers, and — a smart choice…

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyered- 1 readers -
  • Convicted sex offenders, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the First Amendment

    … our ability to use anonymizing tools in our Internet communications – as it will – we’ll be grateful to them for having done so. ***Shawn Peters’ excellent “Judging Jehovah’s Witnessess” tells this story in great detail, if you’re interested. David Post taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University…

    David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
  • DC Court rules that Top-Level Domain not subject to seizure

    … As I mentioned several months ago, a group of plaintiffs, having obtained judgments in US courts against the government of Iran, has been seeking to satisfy those judgments via writs of attachment – court-ordered seizures – of property belonging to the Iranian government. This can be a relatively straightforward process when applied to bank…

    David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 2 readers -
  • Our amicus brief on Due Process Clause protection for property rights

    … Luke Wake of the National Federation of Independent Business and I have coauthored an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear the case of Kentner v. City of Sanibel. In addition to NFIB, several other organizations have signed on to the brief, including the Cato Institute, the Owners Council of America, and the Rutherford Institute…

    Ilya Somin/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 1 readers -
  • There’s no accounting for (or trademarking of) taste

    … of a product that is distributed as food can be the basis for an infringement claim. David Post taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent retirement. He is the author of "In Search of Jeffersons Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute. …

    David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracyin Texas- 2 readers -
  • “Codifying the Rule of Lenity”

    … the ordinary application of the rule of lenity in the minds of many judges and prosecutors. Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute has even argued that the ordinary application of the rule of lenity “has been turned on its head.” He has observed that “When an ordinary criminal statute is ambiguous, the courts give the benefit of the doubt to the accused…

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyeredin Texas- 3 readers -
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