Opinion

Reforming Criminal Justice by Reforming Lawyers

Revamping the regulation of legal services might be a first step toward overhauling criminal justice.

Preventing Error Requires Not Just More Resources, But Better Incentives Too

Improving legal representation in criminal cases requires focusing on prosecutors as well as defenders.

Rebooting Justice for Inmate Litigants

Suggested legal system reform could help inmates pursue civil rights claims.

“Right to Try” Marks New Era in the Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients

The Right to Try Act represents an important step toward helping dying patients with little recourse.

A Simpler and Less Adversarial System Would Be More Just

Improving the justice system requires more than just using technology and relaxing requirements for lawyers.

Enduring Principles of Sound Regulatory Analysis

The economic foundations of Executive Order 12,866 underscore its continued importance in regulatory review.

The Legal System and Its Reform

Barton and Bibas argue for significant changes to improve justice in the legal system.

Simpler Justice

The justice system needs to become faster, cheaper, and better for the poor and the middle class.

Asylum and the Abuse of Administrative Law

The Trump Administration violated administrative procedure to overhaul asylum policy.

Federalism “Collisions” in Energy Policy

Differences between federal and state energy regulations will likely require judicial intervention.

Reducing Information Asymmetry in the American Gun Market

Given the dangers of gun ownership, the firearms industry should be subject to warning label requirements.

Defining “Assault Weapons”

Attempts to regulate “assault weapons” will be futile as long as the term lacks a clear definition.