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February 21, 2017

Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.

January 30, 2017

Coalition Letter Regarding the Email Privacy Act

IPI joins with a number of other organizations and businesses to promote updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), to reflect internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy with respect to emails, texts, notes, photos, and other sensitive information stored in “the cloud.”

January 26, 2017

Broadband Privacy Act Coalition Letter

Coalition letter to congressional leadership urging the use of the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order.

January 6, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be a Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up an easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act on January 28, Data Privacy Day, and send it to President Trump for signature.

September 2, 2016

Pro&Con: Government Isn't Allowed to Impose National Bathroom Policy


Bureaucrats decided to make law without congressional input or approval. Those who gleefully support such power-grabs should remember that any government powerful enough to create new rights is powerful enough to take away all rights.

August 25, 2016

Who Will Protect Us from Our Government Protectors?


We must stand up to government agencies that think they are somehow entitled to exemptions from Fourth Amendment protections.

August 10, 2016

Texas Landowners Victorious In Groundwater-Rights Case


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews said the decision provides some much-needed clarity. “The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Coyote Lake is helpful because it provided some clarity in water rights, which in Western states are extremely important. The decision also reaffirms the role of contracts in an efficiently working economy.”

August 3, 2016

Conservatives Should Cautiously Support Obama's Commutations


Conservatives need to do a rethink on criminal justice; it’s becoming clear that something has gone very wrong with the justice system in the United States, said Tom Giovanetti.

July 25, 2016

Abbott's Police Protection Act Is A Well-Intentioned Slippery Slope


If the goal is to increase penalties, then the Legislature can simply increase penalties. The hate crime designation is unnecessary.

June 27, 2016

After Britain, Could Texas Secede Next?


Many Texans can empathize with Brits who went to the polls and said we want our freedom back.

 

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