• Know Who the Judges Are Before You Present Your Argument

    Writing on the Appellate Advocacy Blog, Lance Caughfield discusses the importance of understanding who the panel of judges are before presenting an argument, so the argument can be tailored to their mind set. He stresses that judges...

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  • Reform The Supreme Court, Says Yale Law Professor

    Ordinary citizens are increasingly mistrustful of the Supreme Court. They view it as more partisan and political than judicial. Yale law Professor Bruce Ackerman thinks he has a solution to this problem in the form of some...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Brexit Previews Future Risks

    Economic systems worldwide are undergoing major structural changes driven by technology, trade, climate change, inequality and mounting populist challenges to the status quo. Brexit is the most dramatic example to date of economic and political fragmentation in...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Why A.I. Can’t Stop Fake News

    News filters powered by artificial intelligence are unable to uncover ideas and the relations between them, nor will they be able to do that any time soon, according to the authors of this New York Times oped....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Originalism Critiqued In New Book

    Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his colleague Clarence Thomas has often been cited as the thought leader of the high court. Recently, Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times wrote that Thomas, whose...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Justice Thomas Wants To Abolish Exclusionary Rule

    According to an opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the most important legal rule that protects Americans from illegal searches by police has no historical basis and the Supreme Court no authority to require states to...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Pleading Amnesty For  College Opinionating

    The case is made for a statute of limitations on whatever indiscretions, blasphemies or other “intemperate musings” judicial nominees might have memorialized in their wayward college days. Quoting his own Wall Street Journal oped, the founding and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Bureaucratic Impediments And Mercy Deficit At DOJ

    President Obama commuted the sentences of more than 1,700 federal prisoners, far more than other recent administrations, but President Trump has some catching up to do if he wants to keep pace. So far he has just...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Posthuman For President

    U.S. Presidents routinely let their emotions and personality get in the way of doing the job—witness Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and the present occupant of the White House. “It’s human weakness—jealousy, greed, lust, nepotism—that most often upends...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Judge Rakoff On The Allure Of The Death Penalty

    “When my older brother Jan David Rakoff was murdered in 1985, bolts of anger and outrage not infrequently penetrated the black cloud of my grief,” writes Judge Jed S. Rakoff, senior judge on the federal district court...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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