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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 23

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek
    The Institute for Humane Studies Learn Liberty website recently published a post I wrote on the politics of Star Trek. Here’s an excerpt: It’s hard to generalize about a franchise that has run for fifty years, spanning dozens of…
  • Jul 22

    [Ilya Somin] Tim Kaine’s principled defense of constitutional limits on presidential power

    [Ilya Somin] Tim Kaine’s principled defense of constitutional limits on presidential power
    Virginia Senator Tim Kaine – the newly chosen Democratic nominee for vice president. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s newly chosen vice presidential running mate, deserves great credit for his principled stance on…
  • Jul 22

    [David Bernstein] A mistake that racists and anti-racists have in common

    [David Bernstein] A mistake that racists and anti-racists have in common
    Virulent racists and anti-racist activists would seem to have little in common, but in fact they tend to agree on one mistaken premise: Race relations are a zero-sum game. If whites are doing well, it’s at the expense of members of…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
  • Jul 5

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen
    This list of titles was put together to help one make sense of the various (existing or prescribed) interrelations between trade, labor, and human rightsduring this period of (largely, thus not exclusively) neoliberal globalization.…
Rank this Week: 680

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 21

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group
    Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and Lecturer-in-Law Despite the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote women’s rights and gender equality, women in the United States are…
  • Jul 20

    Are We Lost People?

    Are We Lost People?
    Spiritually empty, our dissatisfaction with ourselves and our lives is playing out in national politics. I am not alone in finding several aspects of the current politics of disrespect astounding. One is the lack of courage within mainstream…
  • Jul 19

    Standing Up for US Exceptionalism in Cleveland

    Standing Up for US Exceptionalism in Cleveland
    The first line in the Republican platform adopted at the Convention this week sums up the party's position on US human rights: "We believe in American Exceptionalism." In this explicitly partisan document, human rights is a standard for other…
Rank this Week: 1457

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
  • Jul 20

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman
    (Cross-posted at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.) Aaron Hirschman, a self-proclaimed “Internet troll,” posted the following message on Craigslist: Wanna make an easy $20 for voting? (Downtown Bend) Are you interested in…
  • Jul 12

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values Call for Papers – AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law Topic The Internet of Things will create a vast surge in the amount of data that we – and our devices…
  • Jun 27

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law
    I recently helped write and organize an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant cert in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The case involves a circuit split on the constitutionality of “no surcharge”…
Rank this Week: 1292