Randy E. Barnett (Georgetown): We the People: Each and Every One. Eric A. Posner (Chicago) and Adrian Vermeule (Harvard): Inside or Outside the System? Final word on U.S. law isn’t: The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, a secretive process that has led judges, lawyers and scholars astray. M. Todd Henderson and William H. J. Hubbard (Chicago): Do Judges Follow the Law? An Empirical Test of Congressional Control Over Judicial Behavior. Neal Devins (William and Mary) and Lawrence Baum (OSU): Split Definitive: How Party Polarization Turned the Supreme Court into a Partisan Court. The polarized court: The partisan split reflects similarly deep divisions in Congress, the electorate and the elite circles in which the justices move. Erik Voeten on why Americans support the Supreme Court more than Congress, even when they believe both are politicized. Courtney M. Cahill (FSU) and Geoffrey Christopher Rapp (Toledo): Does the Public Care How the Supreme Court Reasons? Empirical Evidence from a National Experiment and Normative Concerns in the Case of Same-Sex Marriage. Tom Tyler and Justin Sevier (Yale): How Do the Courts Create Popular Legitimacy? The Role of Establishing the Truth, Punishing Justly, and/or Acting through Just Procedures. Stephen M. Johnson (Mercer): The Changing Discourse of the Supreme Court. Kaitlyn Sill (Pacific Lutheran), Emily Metzgar (Indiana), and Stella M. Rouse (Maryland): Media Coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court: How Do Journalists Assess the Importance of Court Decisions? Samantha Parker on the portrayal of the American legal system in prime time television crime dramas.


Mark Cauchi (York): Otherness and the Renewal of Freedom in Jarmusch's Down by Law: A Levinasian and Arendtian Reading. Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State): Attitudes on the Ethics of Tax Evasion: A Survey of Philosophy Professors. Gustav Wollentz (Linnaeus): The Cultural Heritage as a Resource in Conflict Resolution. Daniel Kelly (Purdue) and Nicolae Morar (Oregon): Against the Yuck Factor: On the Ideal Role of Disgust in Society. The introduction to Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World by Gillen D'Arcy Wood. "Invisibles" perform key tasks without seeking credit, and they're in high demand: Alice Robb interviews David Zweig, author of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, on the three most important traits of people who make the world work. Beauty and ugliness in offer and acceptance: Kenneth K. Ching argues that contract law can be understood, analyzed, and improved using three criteria of beauty: proportion, integrity, and clarity. A beginner's guide to Bitcoin: Andreas Antonopoulos explains what bitcoin is, and how you can start using it. Saturday Evening Post turns the page: Four decades after a businessman from Indianapolis saved the publication, his daughter, Joan SerVaas, faces an even tougher challenge — getting America to read it again. The role of Yik Yak in a free society: Robert Rotstein explains why the First Amendment protects anonymous speech, and why the value of anonymity apps like Yik Yak shouldn’t be dismissed.


Evan Selinger (RIT) and Woodrow Hartzog (Samford): Obscurity and Privacy. From Boston Review, a forum on saving privacy, including an opening essay by Reed Hundt on how framing surveillance as a tradeoff between privacy and security is a dead end for democracy. Neil M. Richards on how privacy is not dead — it's inevitable. The empire strikes back: Andrew O’Hehir on how Brandeis foreshadowed Snowden and Greenwald. What are the boundaries of “legitimate” espionage? Robert Farley on how using espionage for gain in negotiations is an age-old tactic. Cindy Cohn and Nadia Kayyali on the top 5 claims that defenders of the NSA have to stop making to remain credible. Al Gore on Edward Snowden: “What he revealed in the course of violating important laws included violations of the Constitution that were way more serious than the crimes he committed”. One year after Snowden, surveillance reform has stalled. Trevor Timm on four ways Edward Snowden changed the world — and why the fight's not over. Did Russia identify Snowden as a defector six years before leaks? In New York, a team of activists and lawyers is working for Edward Snowden — and on the 19th floor of their office he is always there in the form of a robot with a camera “eye” which Snowden controls remotely from Moscow. Meet Micah Lee, the man hired to make sure the Snowden docs aren't hacked. New York Times editor: Losing Snowden scoop was “really painful”. Aaron Sankin on on the media genius of Edward Snowden. Michael Albert interviews Glenn Greenwald on adversarial journalism in a corporate world. Casting call: Who should play Snowden and Greenwald?

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