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Walter Olson joins Aaron and Trevor to discuss the evolution of discrimination law in the American legal system.

Hosts
Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor
Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Constitutional Studies
Guests

Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Olson was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and has been a columnist for Great Britain’s Times Online as well as Reason.

Walter Olson joins Aaron and Trevor for a discussion on the evolution of discrimination law in the American legal system. They talk about common carrier obligations, preferential treatment and employee discrimination suits, the disparate impact of anti‐​discrimination laws–especially in hiring decisions–and the role of law schools and academia in perpetuating this cycle.

What happens when laws create more injustice than they fix? Is America “overlawyered”?