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  • 1 Jul 2021
    William E. Scheuerman

    Why, Once Again, Civil Disobedience?

    Why a new volume on civil disobedience? Libraries are already filled with fat tomes on the topic. Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., canonical figures in its history, inspired many familiar and not-so-familiar movements and ignited wide-ranging political and scholarly debate. What possibly remains to be said about civil disobedience? […]

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  • 30 Jan 2020
    Matthew Wright, Morris Levy

    Moneyball for the Huddled Masses

    In a thought-provoking piece in Politico Magazine , Professor Justin Gest proposes a “Moneyball Fix” for America’s immigration system.  Taking a page out of sports analytics, he suggests that the federal government analyze immigration data it could consolidate or collect to determine which pre-admission characteristics predict prospective immigrants’ “success as Americans.” Success would be defined […]

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  • 31 Jan 2018
    Peter B. Levy

    Of Kerner, King and the Great Uprising: Fifty Years Later

    How should we respond to the golden anniversaries of the publication of the Kerner Commission’s Report (March 1968) and the greatest wave of racial unrest in American history which followed Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination (April 1968)?   Will we allow these anniversaries to pass largely unnoticed, preferring to commemorate more triumphant moments?  Or will we […]

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  • 25 Jan 2018
    Joseph A. Seiner

    Workplace Harassment and The Supreme Court

    Joseph A. Seiner, author of The Supreme Court's New Workplace, on the procedural rulings of the highest in the land and how it affects workplace harassment claims in the US.

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  • 13 Mar 2017
    Frank S. Ravitch

    Trump and Transgender Bathroom Access

    Frank Ravitch, author of Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America (2016), analyzes the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw Title IX guidance protecting transgender students in American schools.

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  • 15 Nov 2016
    Richard Sobel

    Post-Election Blues and Purples

    Richard Sobel, author of Citizenship as Foundation of Rights (2016) reflects on a controversial election.

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  • 16 Jun 2009

    The Same-Sex Future

    David Cole, writing for the New York Review of Books, looks at several books on the same-sex marriage debate. Among them is Cambridge author Evan Gerstmann's Same Sex Marriage and the Constitution. Gerstmann is a constitutional scholar at Loyola Marymount.

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