Hans Bader practices law in Washington, D.C. After studying economics and history at the University of Virginia and law at Harvard, he practiced civil-rights, international-trade, and constitutional law.

My Articles

September 19, 2016, 4:15 PM EDT
Obama's Education Dep't. OCR has now attacked the reasonableness standard.
September 16, 2016, 5:07 PM EDT
The Obama admin expects colleges to meddle in students’ romantic lives, even off campus.
September 13, 2016, 10:55 AM EDT
The fed happily subsidizes awful state colleges that graduate few if any of their students.
September 9, 2016, 11:15 AM EDT
“Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment” in the eyes of the EEOC, notes UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh.
September 7, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT
Obamacare shrank the economy through Medicaid expansion and income cliffs.
June 30, 2016, 4:18 PM EDT
D.C. is now pressuring businesses to violate free speech in bizarre ways.
June 24, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT
SCOTUS upheld race-based policies that are tantamount to social engineering.
June 22, 2016, 3:35 PM EDT
The witch-hunt now includes conservative groups that have never received a penny from Exxon.
June 21, 2016, 11:55 AM EDT
Former N.Y. Lieutenant Governor says the Obama administration is fostering Zika’s spread.
June 20, 2016, 2:04 PM EDT
F.I.R.E. challenges Obama admin's change to the burden of proof used in college disciplinary proceedings.
June 17, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT
The Obama admin. has announced new federal policy to prevent, reduce and eliminate expulsion and suspension in childhood settings.
June 16, 2016, 12:08 PM EDT
Schneiderman quotes dissenting opinion to justify speech-chilling investigation.
June 13, 2016, 2:18 PM EDT
The First Amendment is being violated by recent government demands on transgender pronouns.
June 10, 2016, 2:22 PM EDT
Zika’s spread is being aided by red tape the Obama administration left unchanged.
June 6, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT
Attorney General Lynch's refusal to defend law raises suspicions of a “bait and switch” by the administration, which wanted more money for the VA, but perhaps not more accountability at the expense of left-leaning government bureaucrats.
May 25, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT
The Obama administration has promoted campus speech codes that take away freedom of speech: It demanded censorship at the University of New Mexico and University of Montana in letters from political appointees in the Justice and Education Departments.
May 23, 2016, 3:11 PM EDT
Under the Freedom of Information Act, you can obtain government records, but usually you have to pay for them. But the law limits the fees that can be charged certain types of requesters, including “educational institutions.” On Friday, in Sack v. U.S. Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that this means students seeking to use FOIA are eligible for reduced fees as well.
May 17, 2016, 5:06 PM EDT
The criminal justice system is too lenient in punishing most violent crimes, theft, and embezzlement. That’s especially true in the District of Columbia, where criminals go on to commit rape and murder because they were spared any real punishment for prior offenses. The Washington Post today provides a revealing glimpse into how soft-on-crime policies result in tragedy, in a story titled “How a violent offender slipped through D.C. justice system: Lenient Sentencing and law enforcement can give many chances despite repeated criminal behavior.”
May 13, 2016, 4:46 PM EDT
Today, the Obama administration issued a “decree” not simply banning discrimination against transgender people, but also effectively mandating affirmative accommodation of them in terms of things like access to locker rooms and bathrooms. Its reasoning is very dubious. Although it was addressed to schools and colleges, if its reasoning is accepted, it could lead to lawsuits against private employers under Title VII. Past bathroom disputes have led to costly lawsuits and substantial settlements against businesses.
May 11, 2016, 4:56 PM EDT
Left-wing economist Thomas Piketty is treated like a “rock star” by many progressives for giving a veneer of legitimacy to the economic myths they cling to. But his false claims about economic history are refuted by readily available facts and figures (such as historical data you can find in the tables at the end of federal budgets submitted in recent years by presidents such as Obama).