Book Review

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A Judge’s Life

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Autumn 2015 | Volume 99 Number 2

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Measuring Judging

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard Posner have written a book that is monumental in its scope and yet falls frustratingly short in achieving its aspirations. Actually, it is best […]

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Book Review: Evolving the Courts

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Winter 2015 | Volume 99 Number 3

As society evolves, should state courts likewise evolve? Should courts replace or, at a minimum, augment their traditional roles in the adversarial system that defines our nation’s judicial process? Should […]

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Statutes — Clear or Confusing — What is a judge’s responsibility?

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Spring 2016 | Volume 100 Number 1

Second Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann brings his unique professional career, including his distinguished experience and expertise in legislature, in academia, and as a jurist, to his masterful new book, […]

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Thinking Fundamentally About Judicial Review

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

Tara Smith asks: “How should courts interpret the law? By fidelity to the text? To the will of the people? To certain moral ideals?” In Judicial Review in an Objective […]

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Book Review: Madison’s Music

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

In Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment, Burt Neuborne, the Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties and the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, […]

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The Mind of a Prophet: A New Look at the Far-Reaching Influence of Louis D. Brandeis

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Winter 2016 | Volume 100 Number 4

One hundred years after he was appointed to the Supreme Court we have the pleasure of an absorbing and insightful analysis of the philosophies and thoughts of Louis Brandeis, a […]

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Sandra Day O’Connor’s “First” Principles: A Constructive Vision for an Angry Nation

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

Once upon a time in American public life, there were figures who achieved universal admiration. It was even possible to earn the trust of those with whom one disagreed. Justice […]

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National Security. Civil Liberties. Can We Have Both?

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

In the wake of a catastrophic terrorist attack like 9/11, what balance should the government strike between its weighty national-security responsibilities and its equally solemn duty to preserve Americans’ privacy […]

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Book Review: We, the People – Whoever That Is

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

On February 22, The Washington Post added a sub-banner to its front page. Beneath the words “Washington Post” was the phrase, “Democracy Dies In Darkness.” This generated a predictable degree […]

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