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Elena Kagan: Could She Defend the Constitution’s Purpose?

OPED by Tom Bowden | Jul 2010

After clearing the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Elena Kagan must now win the support of the full Senate. Assuming that the Senate confirms Ms. Kagan to be the next justice for the Supreme Court, she must swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” But does she


POV: Have Gun, Will Nudge

Article by Ayn Rand | March 1962

ARI’s Point of View on Regulation in a Free Society The government’s sole function, according to Ayn Rand, is to secure and protect the rights of the individual. Proper laws define the crimes and other actions that violate rights and establish the rules by which government may prosecute these


Kagan's updated Declaration of Independence

Blog Tom Bowden | Jul 2010

In light of Elena Kagan’s impending confirmation for the Supreme Court, I’m troubled by the clash between her legal philosophy and that of America’s Founding Fathers.


Rituparna Basu

Rituparna Basu | Nov 2013

Rituparna Basu is an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute. She writes, speaks and gives interviews for ARI. She specializes in the application of Rand’s ethics of rational egoism to public policy issues, and her research and writing focus on health care policy.   Ms. Basu’s work has appeared in


Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson | Nov 2013

Steve Simpson is the director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute. He writes, speaks and gives interviews for ARI on constitutional law, freedom of speech, campaign finance law and other legal topics.     A former senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, Mr. Simpson has litigated


Tom Bowden

Tom Bowden | Nov 2013

Tom Bowden is a policy analyst and outreach liaison at the Ayn Rand Institute. In addition to his writing, speaking and media work for ARI, he is managing editor of the Institute’s blog, Voices for Reason. He specializes in explaining Rand’s ideas on freedom, individual rights and objective law to


Who can argue with sunshine?

Blog Tom Bowden | Feb 2013

A little-known section of Obamacare called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will start being enforced this year. The Act treats all doctors who collaborate with the pharmaceutical industry as potential criminals whose private financial affairs must be exposed to the world by government order.


Obamacare Is Bad for Women

Blog Rituparna Basu | Mar 2014

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging Obamacare’s contraception mandate.


What’s Needed to Fight Obamacare

Blog Rituparna Basu | Mar 2014

As the Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the constitutionality of Obamacare’s contraception mandate, a lower court considered another aspect of Obamacare: whether the law is actually being implemented as it was written.