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I Recommend: Lead Yourself First, Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

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Is solitude something we should seek or avoid? Is it helpful or detrimental to individuals, and specifically those who are leaders? If it is helpful, why is it particularly important […]

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I Recommend: The Mirror and the Light

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Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and The Light is the final installment in her remarkable trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell. The first two, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, each won the Booker […]

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I Recommend: No Truth Left to Tell

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It’s 1994 in Lynnwood, Louisiana, a fictional large city with a history of Klan activity. As a purposeful remnant of supposedly long-ago racial hatred, five cross burnings take place in […]

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I Recommend: The Knowledge Illusion

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People no doubt make errors in judgments. At the same time, we know people are capable of remarkable intellectual achievements. The tension between the two might prompt us to ask […]

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I Recommend: Judicial Merit Selection

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Whether merit selection works is the key question that motivates Greg Goelzhauser’s innovative and timely inquiry in Judicial Merit Selection: Institutional Design and Performance for State Courts, the latest addition […]

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I Recommend: AI Superpowers

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I recommend AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Dr. Kai-Fu Lee — a book first recommended to me by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. […]

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I Recommend: In Hoffa’s Shadow

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I recently finished listening to Jack Goldsmith’s recent book, In Hoffa’s Shadow. I highly recommend it. Professor Goldsmith is on the Harvard Law School faculty and is one of our […]

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I Recommend: Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense

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Ask any American today what the trial of the century was, and you will likely get varying answers, ranging from OJ Simpson to Paul Manafort. However, ask any New York […]

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Six Books for Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment

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Summer 2018 | Volume 102 Number 2

During the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the judicial scholar with an inquiring mind will find much to read, and much historical and constitutional wisdom to […]

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