Mark Pulliam

About Mark Pulliam

Mark Pulliam is a lawyer and commentator who fled California and now lives in Austin, Texas. He is a contributing editor at the Library of Law and Liberty.

Libertarian Judicial Activism Isn’t What the Courts Need

Were the Founding Fathers anarchists? Did the ideas contained in John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, published in 1859, somehow inspire the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787? Does the Constitution contemplate Robert Nozick’s minimal state, presaging his 1974 magnum opus Anarchy, State, and Utopia? These may seem like facetious questions, but libertarian legal scholars

By | 2017-01-03T14:32:49+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|

The Trump Court: SCOTUS Could Stand Some Disruption

What is Trump going to do? During the campaign, Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He was referring primarily to halting the “revolving door” now used by high-level federal apparatchiks to secure lucrative lobbying positions on K Street after leaving government service. This is a laudable and overdue reform.

By | 2016-12-22T08:56:05+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|