In a Sunday New York Times column provoked by two new documentaries—”The Act of Killing,” about the anti-communist massacres in Indonesia in 1965-6, and “Blackfish,” about a SeaWorld orca implicated in the deaths of three people—Nicholas Kristof aske
Israeli Lessons for Improving Guantanamo Bay
July 28, 2013
The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp should not exist. It costs U.S. taxpayers $1.2 million per day, and inflicts incalculable damage to America’s reputation.
July 28, 2013
Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court's conservatives.
The Real Way to Fix Law School: More Lawyers
July 24, 2013
Earlier this week, we ran a symposium featuring prominent legal experts discussing what could be done to fix law schools. The symposium attracted numerous responses, including this one, from the University of New Hampshire's Leah Plunkett.
How to Fix Law School
July 23, 2013
Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change.
Our Cover Model: Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk
July 21, 2013
Actor Bob Odenkirk graces the cover of the latest issue of The New Republic—not for an article about "Breaking Bad," the AMC show in which he plays sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, but to accompany Noam Scheiber's story, "The Last Days of Big Law."
Attorney-Client Privilege? Not at Gitmo
June 28, 2013
A decade after the U.S.
Retirement with dignity was denied to core provisions of the Voting Rights Act. If ever a statute rose to iconic status, a super-statute amid a world of ordinary legislation, it was the Voting Rights Act.
Unfair Voting Restrictions are a Nationwide Problem Now
June 25, 2013
Today, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which identifies the areas covered by federal preclearance under Section 5.
Affirmative, Sir! (And Ma'am!)
June 24, 2013
By not striking down the University of Texas’s affirmative action program on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to preserve some legal room for using racial and gender preferences to create diversity in public education.