Gerald J. Postema (UNC): Law's Rule: Reflexivity, Mutual Accountability, and the Rule of Law; and Fidelity in Law's Commonwealth. Paul A. Gowder Jr. (Iowa): The Countermajoritarian Complaint. Edward Cantu (Missouri): The Separation of Powers and the Least Dangerous Branch. Kenneth Einar Himma (Washington): What Exactly is the Problem with Judicial Supremacy? The Rule of Law, Moral Legitimacy, and the Construction of Constitutional Law. Steven J. Burton (Iowa): The Conflict Between Stare Decisis and Overruling in Constitutional Adjudication. Richard Albert (BC): The Expressive Function of Constitutional Amendment Rules. Lael K. Weis (Melbourne): What Comparativism Tells Us About Originalism. Allen P. Mendenhall (Auburn): Justice Holmes and Conservatism. Charles E. Colman (NYU): Fashion, Sexism, and the United States Federal Judiciary. From TNR, Noam Scheiber on the last days of Big Law (and more) how to fix law school: Alan Dershowitz, Dahlia Lithwick, and other experts tell us what they'd change (and more); and the evolution of the TV lawyer: Molly Korab on how the prototypical TV lawyer has changed throughout the ages. Risa Goluboff reviews Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer by Kenneth W. Mack. Alito Shrugged: Libertarianism has won over the Supreme Court's conservatives.
A new issue of Toska is out. Shane J. Ralston (PSU-Hazleton): The Pragmatic Pyramid: Dewey on Gardening and Food Security. Martin Cohen reviews Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. From GQ, have you heard the one about President Joe Biden? That's no joke. From NYRB, a review essay on the future for Israel by Nathan Thrall. The Taming of Samantha Power: Michael Hirsh on how a former icon of humanitarian intervention changed from a buzz saw into a bureaucrat. Meet the elite business and think-tank community that's doing its best to control the world. Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster on the Gospel According to “Me”. There has never in modern history been a congressional party as insane as the current Congressional GOP — but to expect that its craziness could have political consequences is to imagine a political reaction that would be completely novel. Willing the impossible: Ray Filar interviews Judith Butler. Randall Munroe completes xkcd's most epic storyline, "Time". Neil Irwin on why we shouldn’t think of central bankers as hawks and doves: Central bankers are not birds — we need a better way to classify them. Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.
From Aeon, Leo Hollis on how reclaiming the streets through civic participation does more than change the city: it creates citizens. Priced out of Paris: Our great, global cities are turning into vast gated citadels where the elite reproduces itself. Ethnic and racial diversity locked up in poor neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side does little good for the regional economy — so why do many blindly associate ethnic diversity with economic development? All city-goers want to live in beautiful buildings — but the reality is that ugliness may be the price we pay for sticking the majority of the world’s population into cities. A person in Europe or America can only patiently wait for the art of “foreign lands” to blow their mind like the Aztec’s blew the mind of Durer, or for the ideal city to be re-imagined somewhere outside of our civilization, and perhaps, this time, even formed. Are the suburbs where the American Dream goes to die? New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities. The introduction to Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development by Michael Storper. Fleeing Los Angeles for Harrisburg: Ironic migration is an emerging trend in which talent leaves some of the most unexpected places. Brian Clark Howard on why cities are safer than rural areas: 5 surprising facts on the risk of car accidents, shootings, and other injuries.