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Peter William Huber (born November 3, 1952) was a partner at the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, and is an author and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is credited with articulating a conservative approach to environmentalism in his 2000 book, Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists,[1] and with popularizing the term "junk science" in 1991.[2]

Huber earned a law degree from Harvard University in 1982, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He clerked on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and on the U.S. Supreme Court for Sandra Day O'Connor.[3]


  • Liability:The Legal Revolution & Its Consequences. Basic Books. 1988.
  • The Liability Maze: The Impact of Liability Law on Safety and Innovation. Brookings Institution Press. 1991. ISBN 978-0-8157-3761-2.
  • Huber, Peter (1993). Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science In The Courtroom. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-02624-1.
  • Huber, Peter (1994). Orwell's Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest. Free Press. ISBN 978-0-02-915335-2.
  • Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm. Oxford University Press. 1997. ISBN 978-0-19-511614-4.
  • Judging Science: Scientific Knowledge and the Federal Courts. MIT Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-262-56120-4. (with Kenneth R. Foster)
  • Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law. MIT Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-262-56119-8.
  • Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists. Basic Books. 2000. ISBN 978-0-465-03113-9.
  • Federal Telecommunications Law. Aspen Law. 2004. ISBN 978-0-7355-4261-7.
  • The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy. Basic Books. 2005. ISBN 978-0-465-03117-7. (with Mark P. Mills)
  • The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law Is Undermining 21st Century Medicine. Basic Books. 2013. ISBN 978-0-465-05068-0.


  1. ^ "Peter W. Huber". Manhattan Institute. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  2. ^ "Report of the Tort Policy Working Group on the causes, extent and policy implications of the current crisis in insurance availability and affordability" (Rep. No. 027-000-01251-5). (1986, February). Washington, D.C.: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED274437) p.39: "The use of such invalid scientific evidence (commonly referred to as "junk science") has resulted in findings of causation which simply cannot be justified or understood from the standpoint of the current state of credible scientific and medical knowledge."
  3. ^ "Peter W. Huber". Manhattan Institute. Retrieved 2009-11-03.

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