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.

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August 4, 2017, 11:49 AM EDT
The Washington Post has “sobering news for $15 minimum-wage boosters.” It cites a 146-page study showing that 47,000 jobs would be lost in just one county—Maryland’s wealthy Montgomery County—if it raised the minimum wage to $15.
July 27, 2017, 1:01 PM EDT
The harm from occupational licensing regulations is so obvious that even the Obama administration, which was usually pro-regulation, recognized it.
July 25, 2017, 3:47 PM EDT
A $15 national minimum wage would eliminate more than 7 million jobs, according to a 2016 study. That didn’t stop the Democratic National Convention from endorsing the increase in July 2016 and putting it into the party platform.
July 19, 2017, 4:05 PM EDT
A college president recently promoted fallacies about the law in order to justify federal micromanagement of school discipline.
June 27, 2017, 11:17 AM EDT
A credible new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals, notes Max Ehrenfreud at The Washington Post’s Wonkblog.
June 23, 2017, 3:02 PM EDT
Even modest and long-overdue budget cuts draw condemnation.
June 20, 2017, 10:24 AM EDT
People are more likely to return to a life of crime if they can’t find a job after being released from prison, according to a study released by the Manhattan Institute.
June 13, 2017, 9:49 AM EDT
It is strange to claim that President Trump violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause merely by owning hotels and other business interests that are patronized by foreigners.
June 9, 2017, 10:27 AM EDT
On June 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions prohibited Justice Department lawyers from diverting legal settlement funds to special interest groups outside the government that were neither victims of any wrongdoing, nor parties to such lawsuits.
June 5, 2017, 12:19 PM EDT
Banning laptop computers from airplane cabins could not only harm safety, but also the tourism industry.
June 2, 2017, 10:04 AM EDT
The U.S. TSA said it would not impose a ban on laptop computers in airline cabins on transatlantic flights. But that’s just for now.
May 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EDT
The Clinton and Obama administrations ignored federal law and court rulings in the harassment rules they imposed on America’s colleges and schools.
May 22, 2017, 3:54 PM EDT
The Supreme Court has said that unaccountable officials pose a threat to liberty.
April 26, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT
Left-wing groups push double standard.
April 24, 2017, 2:12 PM EDT
The DOJ's demands exceeded its authority under the ADA.
April 17, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT
These Obama-era rules are violative of the Constitution. 
March 20, 2017, 10:37 AM EDT
WH budget blueprint rightly eliminates many small programs.
March 16, 2017, 9:53 AM EDT
The Obama-era DoE sought to radically transform school discipline.
March 13, 2017, 2:06 PM EDT
It's a victory for gov't transparency and public access to information.
March 6, 2017, 2:58 PM EST
Trump admin should fix another micromanaged area under DOE.