President Donald Trump and… litigation reform?

Yes, he’s litigious. But that doesn’t mean his administration is going to be be pro-litigation. My new Cato piece ventures predictions on where Donald Trump might depart from previous Republican thinking on lawsuit reform, and where he’s likely to maintain continuity.


  • While I don’t think his campaign promises actually mean anything, Trump has this to say on the subject, at least with respect to the issue of federalism:

    “He will defend Americans’ fundamental rights to free speech, religious liberty, keeping and bearing arms, and all other rights guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights and other constitutional provisions. This includes the Tenth Amendment guarantee that many areas of governance are left to the people and the States, and are not the role of the federal government to fulfill.


  • Mr. Olson seems to be overflowing with speculations about what Trump might do, based on very thin evidence.