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".
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  • Symposium: Original meaning, public deliberation, and marriage equality

    … acknowledge) Romer’s articulation of that original meaning. In the marriage cases to be heard this Term, the Cato Institute (and other amici) will argue that original meaning strongly supports the equal protection challenges in these cases, a line of argument I wholeheartedly support. Each state involved in the pending Supreme Court cases (Michigan…

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  • Stephen Soderbergh, copyright infringer?

    … copyright maximalist, testifying before Congress on behalf of the Director’s Guild of America in favor of a harsh “three strikes and you’re out” policy for online copyright infringers. And both more peculiar, and closer to the point here, Soderbergh was the lead plaintiff in the 2006 case of Soderbergh et al v. Clean Flicks of Colorado et al., (433 F.Supp…

    David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 6 readers -
  • Podcast: CIA Torture, the Senate Report and the Law

    … taught constitutional law at George Mason University, Mr. Cooper was general counsel to U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Patrick G. Eddington is a policy analyst in Homeland Security and Civil Liberties at the Cato Institute. A former senior policy advisor to U.S. Rep. Rush Holt from New Jersey, Mr. Eddington’s legislative portfolio includes…

    Robert J. Ambrogi/ Robert Ambrogi's LawSites- 3 readers -
  • On Charlie Hebdo and campus speech codes

    … about the importance of tolerating all manner of “offensive” speech, that will at least provide a small silver lining to what is, obviously, a very, very ugly cloud. 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 Conspiracy- 20 readers -
  • Force-fed geese and the Constitution

    … 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 Conspiracy- 7 readers -
  • 2014 Tax Person of the Year: Dave Camp

    … The 2014 Tax Person of the Year, 146 Tax Notes 7 (Jan. 5, 2015): It may be a year or two or several before Congress actually passes tax reform legislation, but the plan released in 2014 by recently retired House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp, R-Mich., will help set the stage for the next tax code overhaul. The tax community's…

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 4 readers -
  • What would a pro-innovation political platform look like?

    … not for lack of trying on my part (along with some like-minded law profs, see here) . 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 Conspiracy- 7 readers -
  • A little help here?

    … what I thought was going on here – although on closer inspection it was clear that something else was happening, and these were not “lover’s locks” But what are they doing there? What’s going on? Any ideas? David Post taught intellectual property and Internet law at Georgetown Law Center and Temple University Law School until his recent…

    David Post/ The Volokh Conspiracy- 7 readers -
  • Top five Constitution Daily podcasts of 2014

    … and Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute about a potential landmark Supreme Court case involving Facebook and free speech. 5. The Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby decision The Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Hobby Lobby case, and Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center join our podcast series to analyze a big decision about religious rights for corporations. Comments comments …

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  • NFL personal conduct policy as bad as I feared

    … will live to regret it. 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 Conspiracy- 2 readers -
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