Walter Olson

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

Walter Olson

Will Donald Trump Attack the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court?

He’s mostly directed his outrage at lower-court judges, but his calculus could change over the next year.

Elon Musk Says He’ll ‘Fund Your Legal Bill.’ Should He?

Promoting meritless lawsuits might be legal, but it’s still wrong.

Sorting Out the Kinks in Ranked-Choice Voting

Arlington, Virginia, is pausing its experiment, but that’s not an indictment of the practice.

The Election Crisis We Dodged

A proposal to prevent the seating of House members from states with ‘bad’ election laws would be disastrous.

Race-Based Allocation of COVID Therapies Is a Problem

Some governments have implemented policies that are almost certainly unconstitutional as well as morally questionable.

Protecting Our Electoral Institutions

There are plenty of sensible reforms that could improve the election process, but those aren’t the ones being considered.

What HIPAA Isn’t

Word of mouth has turned a narrow health-records law into a supposed health-privacy Bill of Rights.

Why State Election Reform Bills Don’t Signal a New Jim Crow Era

People are bickering over measures that were considered normal just a few years ago.

House Democrats Go Fox Hunting

There is no 'fake news' exception to the First Amendment.