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About Jacob H. Huebert

Jacob H. Huebert is an attorney with an appellate litigation practice, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Jurisprudence, and Payments. He is also the author of a book, Libertarianism Today (Praeger, 2010), and he is an Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Huebert earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at Grove City College and his juris doctor at the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he served as a clerk to Judge Deborah L. Cook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has written numerous articles for newspapers as well as scholarly and professional publications, and he has appeared numerous times on national television and radio to discuss consumer credit issues, legal issues, and libertarianism. Many of his articles and appearances are available at his website.
20 Dec, 2011

Book Review: Rehabilitating Lochner

2014-04-14T18:52:22+00:00December 20th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the Winter 2012 Independent Review, I review David Bernstein’s Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform. Here’s how it starts: Few Supreme Court cases receive more scorn in U.S. law schools than Lochner v. New York (198 U.S. 45), the 1905 decision that struck down a New York law limiting the number of [...]

28 Nov, 2011

Reconsidering “Judicial Engagement”

2019-03-18T18:47:50+00:00November 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Several years ago, I wrote a review of The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom by Cato Institute chairman Robert A. Levy and Institute for Justice co-founder William Mellor.  As its subtitle suggests, the book criticizes twelve U.S. Supreme Court decisions that are especially offensive [...]

24 Apr, 2011

The Libertarian Challenge to Intellectual Property Law

2019-03-18T18:48:02+00:00April 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Law professor Lawrence Lessig has famously challenged recent extensions of intellectual property law and defended the importance of a public-domain "cultural commons" through his books such as Free Culture. Some libertarian theorists and economists have gone even further and proposed that we should abolish intellectual property, particularly copyrights and patents, entirely. I've summarized some of [...]

28 Mar, 2011

Who Owns the Sky?

2019-03-18T18:48:04+00:00March 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the latest Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, I review UCLA law professor Stuart Banner's book Who Owns the Sky? The Struggle to Control Airspace from the Wright Brothers On. Banner’s book is outstanding because it presents the history of air law -- particularly the struggle to determine who would have property rights in and [...]

15 Feb, 2011

Does the Constitution Require Same-Sex Marriage?

2019-03-18T18:48:06+00:00February 15th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether gay marriage is a good thing and whether the constitution requires it are two different questions. In this video from a recent Columbus Federalist Society debate, Volokh Conspirator Jonathan Adler, NRO "Bench Memos" blogger Ed Whelan, and Capital Law Prof. Mark Strasser debate the second question. (I moderate.)

17 Dec, 2010

Book Review: This Is Your Country on Drugs

2019-03-18T18:48:10+00:00December 17th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America By Ryan Grim • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. • 2009/2010 • $24.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback • 272 pages Americans really like to get high, and they’ll go out of their way to do so even when the government threatens to [...]