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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Apr 28

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue

    "Brainy Award" Winners Examine US Human Rights Issue
    Last week, the Carnegie Corporation announced this year's 33 Carnegie Fellows, winners of the so-called "Brainy Awards." The good news, as these awards reveal, is that many of the best brains in the country are focusing their work on…
  • Apr 27

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony

    LGBT Update - Moving Forward With Irony
    Last week the federal appeals court for the 4th Circuit ruled that a Virginia student could sue his school board for prohibiting him from using the bathroom matching his gender identity. The Court found that the prohibition imposed upon…
  • Apr 26

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start

    The Right to Housing for the Formerly Incacerated: Offering a Fair Chance and a Fresh Start
    by Joanne Kamuf Ward Columbia Human Rights Institute Approximately one in every three U.S. adults has a criminal record – roughly the same number of people that hold a four year college degree. The impacts are staggering. The ongoing…
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Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Mar 3

    Watch “Is Free Speech for Assholes?”

    Watch “Is Free Speech for Assholes?”
    The panel discussion from the Speech Holes conference is now available online, where First Amendment scholars grapple with the age-old question, “Is Free Speech for Assholes?“
  • Mar 2

    Information Libertarianism

    Information Libertarianism
    Jane and I have a new article coming out in volume 105 of California Law Review, titled Information Libertarianism. Here’s the abstract: Recent First Amendment precedent is widely attacked as unprincipled: a deregulatory judicial agenda…
  • Feb 19

    The iPhone Writ Large

    The iPhone Writ Large
    Apple and the Department of Justice are dueling over whether the iPhone maker must write code to help the government break into the San Bernadino shooter’s phone. The government obtained a warrant to search the phone (a nicety, perhaps,…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive

    J.S. Mill, John Rawls, and G.A. Cohen: The Contingent Nature of Capitalist Incentive
    A Cuban doctor in Haiti“While we repudiated with the greatest energy that tyranny of society over the individual which most Socialistic systems are supposed to involve, we yet looked forward to a time when society will no longer be…
  • Mar 11

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation

    Reading: Toward Enlightenment & Emancipation
    Reading a salvage book by one of the Salvage men on the truck of the A.T.S. salvage office. St. Nazaire. c1919. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Yes, I know, that is a rather pretentious title, but I believe it to be true…
  • Mar 10

    Human Rights & International Law

    Human Rights & International Law
    I think the philosophical enterprise of developing a “moral theory” of human rights is important, one fine example of which (and there are others) is James Griffin’s On Human Rights(Oxford University Press, 2008). Michael J.…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution
    One of the joys of publishing a popular book in the age of Twitter and Facebook is immediately hearing that people have read and enjoyed the book. As an academic, one normally waits months or years for such feedback, if one ever receives it…
  • Apr 28

    [Eugene Volokh] State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searche

    [Eugene Volokh] State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searche
    Recycled cans and other aluminum products. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Seattle requires residents to separate recyclable and compostable material from other trash and to not put any such material into a normal trash can; and the Municipal…
  • Apr 28

    [Brian Kalt] Why Congress slept

    [Brian Kalt] Why Congress slept
    As I explained Monday, if no presidential candidate wins a majority in the electoral college and the election is thrown into the House of Representatives, the constitutional design encourages assassins to strike. A dead candidate cannot be…
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