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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/
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice
    by Jonathan Todres Last week, human rights advocates around the country – and indeed around the globe – celebrated the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the coming days, weeks, and years, scrutiny of every passage of…
  • Jun 30

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment
    by Richard J. Wilson, guest contributor, American University Washington College of Law Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Glossip v. Gross was, in one way, the affirmation of a longstanding pattern in the court. As both…
  • Jun 29

    The Lethal Injection Decision

    The Lethal Injection Decision
    by Michael Meltsner, guest contributor* Today’s Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the lethal injection case from Oklahoma (Glossip v Gross) is much more than another rejection of last minute efforts by condemned inmates to avoid…
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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
  • Jun 17

    Ground Control to Major Dumb

    Ground Control to Major Dumb
    The St. Louis Cardinals, one of baseball’s most famous teams, is under investigation (by both Major League Baseball and the FBI) for allegedly hacking into a data warehouse compiled by the Houston Astros. At first blush, this seems…
  • May 13

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door
    Cybersecurity legislative and policy proposals have had to grapple with when (if ever) firms ought to be held liable for breaches, hacks, and other network intrusions. Current approaches tend to focus on the data that spills when bad things…
  • Apr 28

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka
    I am deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of my friend Greg Lastowka, a professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Greg was a pioneer in studying virtual worlds and video games, and his work forms a good part of the foundation in…
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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/
  • Jun 5

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”
    The Democratic establishment spin machine has been in full-spin mode over former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s memoir, Ally, which is highly critical of Obama Administration policy. The Post, for example,…
  • Jun 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere
    With its last decision of the OT2014 term, in Michigan v. EPA, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5-4, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury emissions…
  • Jun 30

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report
    Chad Reese and I have a new column at U.S. News and World Report: “Redundant Today, Essential Tomorrow: Congress is Taking Necessary Steps to Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Line.” An excerpt: So if the bureau is…
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