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Gop Panty Raid

The Bush Administration betrayed free trade again by imposing new limits on the import of Chinese textiles, particularly women’s lingerie. Though intended as a political sop to a special interest constituency, Gail Heriot suggests this could have unforeseen consequences for Bush’s reelection. (As Gail admits, her scenario may be far-fetched — but no more so than the administration’s policy justification for restricting imports.)

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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