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Don Franzen Talks with Lisa Bloom

Don Franzen Talks with Lisa Bloom

DON FRANZEN: Lisa Bloom, thank you for taking the time to talk to me about your new and very interesting book, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to...

Supreme Hubris:  Theories of Judicial Activism

Supreme Hubris: Theories of Judicial Activism

Yesterday, on June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius upheld, by a margin of 5 votes to 4, most of the provisions of Affordable...

Freedom from Religion

Freedom from Religion

ARE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES entitled to special exemptions from laws of general application? Consider that according to a 2006 decision of the Canadian Supreme Court, despite the fact that th...

Unique Justice

Unique Justice

IT WAS HARD to force myself to finish reading this biography of Antonin Scalia. Reading nearly 500 pages about someone I dislike is an enormous chore. For many reasons, I am not a fan of Scalia. I am...

Guilty as Charged

Guilty as Charged

ERWIN CHEMERINSKY has a lot of nerve. Thank goodness. If more scholars had his intellectual power, passion, and pluck, the country would be better off. In a more perfect Union, his new book, The Case...

Life, Prison, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Prison, and the Pursuit of Happiness

ALICE GOFFMAN’S On the Run couldn’t be more aptly titled. In the Philadelphia suburb that is the focus of Goffman’s powerful sociological study, young Black men are “on the run” for real, an...

Drone Warfare: Jus Ad Bellum?

Drone Warfare: Jus Ad Bellum?

LAST MAY, during his address to Congress on national security, President Obama was interrupted by a woman’s voice from the floor. As captured on camera, the words of this disruptive questioner were ...

Springtime for Equality

Springtime for Equality

Editor’s Note: Monday, October 6, 2014, the first day of the Supreme Court’s term, brought a surprise turn of events: the Court declined to review any of the three pending lower court decisions th...

Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion

IN SUSPICION NATION, best-selling author Lisa Bloom has written two books and put them under one cover. The first book is a dissection of the Trayvon Martin case with a highly critical analysis of the...

An Illiberal Reading of the Constitution

An Illiberal Reading of the Constitution

BEWARE OF SCHOLARS claiming the one true path by positioning themselves between two other positions deemed extreme or misguided. In his new book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Ques...