Robert Alt

Dissent Reveals Growing List of Supreme Court Justices Agree with The Buckeye Institute About Administrative Agency Overreach

Robert Alt March 20, 2018

Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute’s president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement following the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States declining to hear Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army—a case that challenged administrative state and federal government overreach.

The Money Behind Janus: It’s Déjà vu All Over Again

Robert Alt February 26, 2018

This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The case asks a similar question to one raised just two years ago in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — namely whether forcing a public employee to choose between subsidizing a union’s political speech or being subject to termination for failure to do so violates the First Amendment.

Hand-me-down unions don't work for current workers

Robert Alt February 08, 2018

Buckeye’s Robert Alt highlights the need to worker voting rights, writing in The Hill, “It is time for unions to embrace their democratic heritage and support their own members’ right to vote. It is time for all of us to join together to create more perfect unions. It is time for public employees to have a voice and a choice. It is time for worker voting rights.”

It's Time For Public Sector Workers To Be Given A Voice And Choice

Robert Alt November 27, 2017

Every morning, hardworking men and women in every state drink their coffee and diligently go to work on our behalf—in our neighborhoods as public school teachers, home care workers, engineers, and in agencies protecting the environment. Unfortunately, while these civic-minded professionals go to work for us, the labor unions that they must join in order to teach our children or serve our communities do not always work for them...There is a solution.

Smart Justice: The All-Star Series

Robert Alt May 03, 2017

Co-sponsor: U.S. Justice Action Network
Speakers: Maurice Clarett; Director Gary Mohr, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction; Robert Alt, president & CEO, The Buckeye Institute 

Lunchtime Debate with The Federalist Society: Should the FDA Regulate E-Cigarettes?

Robert Alt January 12, 2017

Co-sponsor: Columbus Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society

Buckeye files brief in Supreme Court to keep donors off government lists

Robert Alt January 10, 2017

The federal government is attempting to compel The Independence Institute in Colorado to produce its donor list. The government claims that because The Independence Institute ran an ad that referenced candidates within 60 days of the election, The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) requires The Independence Institute to disclose its donors. The ad did not endorse or oppose either candidate.

Interested Party Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on Amended House Bill 347

Robert Alt November 30, 2016

Amended House Bill 347 takes a positive step in defending the property rights of Ohio citizens, while not impeding law enforcement’s ability to prevent crime, pursue criminals, and secure convictions. The bill adds measured safeguards to asset forfeiture proceedings by requiring a criminal conviction in most cases.

Trick or Treat: What Will the Election Mean for the Federal Judiciary?

Robert Alt October 31, 2016

Speaker: Robert Alt, President & CEO, The Buckeye Institute

Buckeye files brief opposing Obama Administration’s attempt to circumvent the Senate

Robert Alt September 27, 2016

Under the U.S. Constitution, presidential appointments can be confirmed only with the advice and consent of the Senate. Realizing that government does not stop with a vacancy, Congress enacted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), which allows the president, with restrictions, to temporarily fill vacancies.