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Walter Olson

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and the author of several books on the American legal system.

Articles by Walter Olson

December 20, 2020 1:13 pm

The Origins of a Warning from Voltaire

An investigation.
Walter Olson
August 19, 2020 5:13 am

Government Must Not Assign a Coronavirus Vaccine By Race 

When we get a vaccine, the people who are most at risk should be the ones prioritized.
Walter Olson
July 20, 2020 5:16 am

What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Portland and the DHS

We need to know more. And Congress ought to be the ones to find out.
Walter Olson
June 2, 2020 5:20 am

COVID and Churches Go to the Supreme Court

Integralists hardest hit.
Walter Olson
May 12, 2020 5:30 am

Do the State Shutdowns Violate the U.S. Constitution?

The flawed lawsuits alleging states are violating the Guarantee Clause.
Walter Olson
February 25, 2020 5:11 am

Bernie Sanders and the Greatest Show Trials on Earth!

Many of the Democratic candidates for president are against show trials. But not all of them.
Walter Olson
October 11, 2019 5:12 am

The Supreme Court Is Not Debating Your “Humanity”

A meme making the rounds this week aimed at teachers and those concerned with classroom issues reads:

Walter Olson
May 13, 2019 11:27 am

Mayor Pete’s Sister Souljah Moment

The mayor went to the Human Rights Campaign and took a stand against identity politics.
Walter Olson
May 7, 2019 4:32 am

The Stupidest Einstein Meme

Don’t let memes do your thinking for you, part CLXXII: In a controversy I will not rehash here, a local…

Walter Olson