Book Review

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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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Reforming the Presidency: How Far is Far Enough?

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

Donald Trump will soon leave the White House. And when he does, Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith tell us, reform is in order. Trump’s attacks on institutions and political opponents, […]

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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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