Bench Memos

Texas Challenges EEOC’s Felon-Hiring ‘Enforcement Guidance’

Greg Abbott, Texas’s state attorney general, has filed a most excellent complaint, challenging the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s “enforcement guidance” that tries to limit employers’ use of criminal-background checks in hiring. This fits in nicely with John Fund’s also excellent home-page piece today.

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Elections

The 24 Democrats

Every presidential primary ends with one winner and a lot of losers. Some might argue that one or two once-little-known candidates who overperform low expectations get to enjoy a form of moral victory. (Ben Carson and Rick Perry might be happy how the 2016 cycle ended, with both taking roles in Trump’s cabinet. ... Read More