Commonplace Book: Karl Kraus and Charlie Hebdo

“Many people want to strike me dead. Others want to spend time chatting with me. The law protects me from the first group.” — Karl Kraus Continue reading Commonplace Book: Karl Kraus and Charlie Hebdo

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Mondays with the Supremes: The Death Penalty

In this installment of Mondays with the Supremes, I investigate two books that discuss the death penalty and its implications. Comments encouraged. Continue reading Mondays with the Supremes: The Death Penalty

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES: PART V: SUPREME COURT SWINGERS

A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week, I examine the Justices who hold the “swing vote.” Continue reading MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES: PART V: SUPREME COURT SWINGERS

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES, PART III: KOREMATSU, BROWN, AND PADILLA

A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week: Three Supreme Court cases that examine “binding precedent”, race, and national security. Continue reading MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES, PART III: KOREMATSU, BROWN, AND PADILLA

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Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

I begin a limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. Continue reading Mondays with the Supremes: Part I: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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