The Longest Battle
February 06, 2012

Mary Dudziak’s argument provides a twist on a common view among legal academics about the relationship between wartime and civil liberties. Like these

It's the Cops, Stupid!
February 02, 2012

Franklin Zimring has broken ranks with his profession and issued a long overdue call. The New York crime drop experience demands a revision in our und

The Closing of the Public Square
January 12, 2012

Both John Inazu’s Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly and Timothy Zick’s Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in

Liberalism and Concealment
December 13, 2011

The question often arises whether the government should force individuals to keep intimate information private so that they do not later regret its di

Out of Many
November 21, 2011

As Desmond King and Rogers Smith argue in Still a House Divided, President Obama has thus far skillfully avoided taking a firm position on affirmative

Casual with the Court
October 24, 2011

Kevin McMahon argues that in looking for justices, Nixon focused on how their appointment and performance would help his own electoral prospects. the

Crews Control
October 06, 2011

David M. Kennedy’s new book is a memoir, but it is really a memoir of his work—removing violence from the drug-dealing equation. Kennedy—in his own ac

The Argument for the Prosecution
September 26, 2011

Kathryn Sikkink’s important book fills a yawning gap in the literature of atrocity crimes. A political science professor at the University of Minnesot

Lawfare from the Bench
September 05, 2011

IN 1861, acting through his agents, Abraham Lincoln detained a Marylander named John Merryman (who had waged private war against the federal governmen

True Religion
July 11, 2011

How refreshing it is to see an entirely different kind of book about law and religion in The Agnostic Age, by constitutional scholar Paul Horwitz. Hor