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We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
Preventing Wrongful Convictions
As soon as there was a Constitution, fights about its meaning began.
Taking Issue with Jack Goldsmith
The Decades-Long Fight Against Political Money.
Pamela S. Karlan
Pam Karlan on the Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling.
David V. Johnson, Pamela S. Karlan
An Interview with Pam Karlan
Pamela S. Karlan, David V. Johnson
“It’s my job to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat,” Chief Justice John Roberts once said. So why does his court tell litigants what to argue?
James Q. Wilson’s Legacy
Glenn C. Loury
Prisons may have reduced crime a little in the short run, but at the current scale the negative effects of incarceration are likely to outweigh the positive.
The Supreme Court may be signaling potential wrongdoers that they can infringe rights with impunity.
An Interview with Robert C. Post
Robert C. Post, Kip M. Hustace
Why We Still Need Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
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