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  • 5 Apr 2023
    Wendy E. Parmet

    How Courts Make Us Sick

    More than three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is an unhealthy country. During the pandemic, the United States lost more people per capita to COVID-19 than any other high-income country and life expectancy, which was lower in the United States before the pandemic than in any other wealth country, […]

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  • 12 Jul 2022
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    H. Jefferson Powell

    History, Rights, and Constitutional Law

    The Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruled Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case recognizing a right to an abortion, and the 1992 Casey decision that reaffirmed Roe. From any human perspective, Dobbs was momentous, but the meaning of a major constitutional law decision reaches beyond its immediate subject. Dobbs thus demands […]

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  • 30 Apr 2020
    Aziz Z. Huq, Tom Ginsburg

    How Do Constitutions Get Implemented?

    On July 9, 2011, it was announced with great fanfare that South Sudan had become the world’s newest nation state. As new countries are wont to do, that very day President Salva Kiir promulgated a new Constitution, the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan. With substantial input from international actors and academics, the […]

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  • 17 Jan 2019
    Joseph Blocher, Darrell A.H. Miller

    How can the Second Amendment inform US gun regulation?

    An introduction to "The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller" by its authors Joseph Blocher & Darrell A.H. Miller.

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  • 6 Nov 2013
    Ruthann Robson

    Profiling Clothes

    Our clothing choices are inextricably linked to the law, with everything from our hairstyles to our shoes influenced by our Constitutional rights. Ruthann Robson, the author of Dressing Constitutionally discusses how what we wear has legal ramifications from racial profiling to victim-blaming.

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