R. George Wright (Indiana): The Magna Carta and the Contemporary Rule of Law Problem. Lee J. Strang (Georgetown): Originalism’s Subject Matter: Why the Declaration of Independence is not Part of the Constitution. Jack M. Balkin (Yale): The Construction of Original Public Meaning. Jonathan Mayer (Stanford): Constitutional Malware. Jasper L. Tran (Minnesota): The Right to Attention. Donald Matthew Mender (Yale): Boundary Violations of the U.S. Constitution: The Case of Old Hickory. Peter L. Strauss (Columbia): The President and the Constitution. Rational choice attitudinalism: Charles M. Cameron and Lewis A. Kornhauser review The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice by Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard A. Posner. Bertrall L. Ross (UC-Berkeley): The State as Witness: Windsor, Shelby County, and Judicial Distrust of the Legislative Record. Kellen R. Funk reviews The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution by John W.Compton.

Osnat Grady Schwartz (HUJI): International Law and National Courts: Between Mutual Empowerment and Mutual Weakening. David L. Sloss (Santa Clara) and Michael P. Van Alstine (Maryland): International Law in Domestic Courts. Mark Rahdert (Temple): Exceptionalism Unbound: Appraising American Resistance to Foreign Law. Zachary D. Kaufman (Yale): From the Aztecs to the Kalahari Bushmen — Conservative Justices’ Citation of Foreign Sources: Consistency, Inconsistency, or Evolution? John F. Coyle (UNC): The Case for Writing International Law into the U.S. Code. Why the Supreme Court must think globally: Noah Feldman reviews The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities by Stephen Breyer (and more).


Archie Zariski (Athabasca): Law Without Lawyers: Judges and Justice System Design in the Twenty-First Century. R. A. Lenhardt (Fordham): Marriage as Black Citizenship? From the Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution, Marisa Linton (Kingston): Terror and Politics. Beware the fine print: Sued over old debt, and blocked from suing back. How does a white supremacist see America today? Bryce Covert on how shutting down Planned Parenthood would catapult women into poverty. The decline of International Studies: Charles King on why flying blind is dangerous. Sidita Kushi on gendered legacies of Communist Albania: A paradox of progress. Wes Green on dating and the single parent. Anticipating the neo-Confederates: In 1865 the former slave John Sella Martin demolished the “contented slave” narrative.


Thom Brooks (Durham): A Practical Guide to Living in the United Kingdom: A Report. Ben Bradford and Ian Loader (Oxford): Police, Crime and Order: The Case of Stop and Search. Nicole Martin (Essex): Are British Muslims Alienated from Mainstream Politics by Islamophobia and British Foreign Policy? Losing their religion: Andrew Anthony on the hidden crisis of faith among Britain’s young Muslims. Gary Hall (Coventry): Post-Welfare Capitalism and the Uberfication of the University. George Osborne, liberal idealist: The chancellor of the exchequer is remaking the state according to his own political philosophy. Why I’ve finally given up on the Left: Nick Cohen on how Left-wing thought has shifted towards movements it would once have denounced as racist, imperialist and fascistic. Far leftists do not laugh about Mao to mock communism — they laugh to forget communism. Laetitia Strauch-Bonart reviews Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left by Roger Scruton (and more).

Vic Gammon and Arthur Knevett on English folk song collectors and the idea of the peasant. Getting to Cambridge: A look at the political philosophy of Britain’s most successful city. Rowan Moore on London, the city that ate itself. Who benefits from a British referendum on European Union membership? Evan Fleischer on Scotland’s independence referendum obsession: What started as a once-in-a-generation event has quickly turned into a cliche. In 2009 the Manx language was declared extinct; today Isle of Man residents are using Twitter, music and schooling to help revive their ancestors’ mother tongue. Britannia rules the waves: Peter Harris on the Law of the Sea, the British Indian Ocean Territory, and the Chagos Islanders’ right to return.


Jay Bernstein (CUNY): Disciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Study of Knowledge. Jessie Daniels (CUNY): Twitter, Knowledge Creation and Academic Freedom in a Digital Era. Obamacare’s biggest political problem: The people it helps don’t vote, but its critics do. Is America really moving Left? Ed Kilgore investigates. Timothy Shenk interviews Vanessa Ogle, author of The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950. Pentagon officers: We quit if Trump wins. The antidote to Trump: The Republican Party’s lack of diversity is the reason the party leadership has struggled to neutralize Donald Trump. Childcare is so expensive, only the wealthy can afford it. Mapping a more virtual world: Martin Vargic’s cartography creates an indirect commentary on how cultural proximities are every bit as relevant today as geographical ones.


From To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Healthy Future, ed. Julio Frenk and Steven J Hoffman, the introduction; and Steven J. Hoffman (Ottawa): A Science of Global Strategy. Eric Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin (Georgetown): Imagining Global Health with Justice: In Defense of the Right to Health. Devi Sridhar (Oxford) and Lawrence O. Gostin and Daniel Hougendobler (Georgetown): The Normative Authority of the World Health Organization. Sebastian Kevany (UCSF): James Bond and Global Health Diplomacy. The media loves the Gates Foundation — these experts are more skeptical. Josh Harkinson on how the US Chamber of Commerce is helping Big Tobacco poison the rest of the world. Steven J. Hoffman (Ottawa) and Kevin Outterson (Boston): What Will It Take to Address the Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance? Julie Beck on preventing the next pandemic: As the Ebola outbreak nears its end, the world prepares for future public-health threats.


John C. Dehn (Loyola): The Conflict of Laws in Armed Conflict and Wars. Ziv Bohrer (Bar-Ilan): Human Rights vs Humanitarian Law or Rights vs Obligations: Reflections Following the Rulings in Hassan and Jaloud. Malcolm B Savage (Richmond): The Evolution of the U.S. Extraordinary Rendition Program: Violations of International Law Under Ker-Frisbe and the Convention Against Torture; and Guantanamo Bay and the United States Military Commissions: The Perplexities of Trial and Punishment by the Laws of War. Jordan J. Paust (Houston): Human Rights on the Battlefield. Robert L. Tsai (American): Three Arguments About War. Jeremy Waldron (NYU): Death Lists and Death Squads: Targeted Killing and the Character of the State. Ganesh Sitaraman (Vanderbilt) and David Zionts (Harvard): Behavioral War Powers. Lucas Issacharoff and Samuel Issacharoff (NYU): Constitutional Disequilibrium in the Declining Marginal Cost of War. Ben Monarch (Kentucky): One Minute to Midnight: Amending the War Powers Resolution to Confront the Coming Cyber Wars.


Andreas Fischer (Heidelberg): Wisdom: The Answer to all the Questions Really Worth Asking. Will Franklin Graham lead an evangelical exodus from the GOP? Graham announced he was leaving the Republican Party as a result of the inclusion of Planned Parenthood funding in the spending bill that sailed through Congress last week; while he’s the first to formally bail, he might not be the last. Nonstop music is one sign Christmas isn’t fading: Some radio stations that play all-Christmas music begin switching as early as Nov. 2. Out with the old: Why the bottom has dropped out of the antiques market. Behind the iron cage: What can Max Weber tell us about Leo Tolstoy? Think tanks aren’t going extinct — but they have to evolve. From Slate, a calendar of the best things that happened during 2015. America’s lost generation: Matthew Crosston on Russian “expertise” within Generation X.


Scott Fitzpatrick (Oregon): The Pre-Columbian Caribbean: Colonization, Population Dispersal, and Island Adaptations. Gavin Fridell (St. Mary’s): On the Margins of the Rising South: ALBA and Petrocaribe in the Caribbean. Armand Claude De Mestral (McGill): The Constitutional Functions of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Grandfather’s backpay: F.S.J. Ledgister reviews Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide by Hilary McD. Beckles. American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues (and more). Edwidge Danticat on the long legacy of occupation in Haiti. This is not your parents’ Caribbean: Change is coming from multiple directions, driven by a thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations, Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, and the decline of Venezuela’s regional influence. Only three Caribbean countries so far have beaches certified by Blue Flag, an international programme for assessing the health of coastal waters.


Maarten Boudry (Ghent), Michael Vlerick (Johannesburg), and Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway): Can Evolution Get Us Off the Hook? Evaluating the Ecological Defence of Human Rationality. Saying nice things about Hillary Clinton has become a subversive act. Sorry, conservatives, Obamacare is still working. Libertarians smell: If you take the demonization of employers and salvation by government literally, you end up with Marxism or something like it. A survey measured 38 countries' support for free speech — the US came out on top. Alasdair Wilkins on why childhood memories disappear. Beverly S. Stohl on what it’s like to be Noam Chomsky’s assistant: The renowned linguist’s longtime personal aide describes the view from the front row. John Maxwell Hamilton and Kevin Kosar on how the American government is trying to control what you think — is this the new propaganda?

Can Donald Trump lead a conservative movement he barely understands? Phyllis Schlafly, an icon of the conservative movement who has been active for half a century, is warning the nation: Donald Trump is the last hope for America. What if Trump is winning because of his bigotry? David Frum on the real secret to Trump’s success: The frontrunner’s support is mostly built on his confident projection of executive intelligence. Forget Donald Trump’s “schlong”, the sexist stuff other Republicans say is far more offensive.


From Behemoth, Sylvia Kuhne (Hamburg): Gambling with the “Gift”? On the Relationship between Security Technologies, Trust and Distrust: The Case of Fingerprinting; and John Philipp Baesler (SVSU): From Detection to Surveillance: U.S. Lie Detection Regimes from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Maurice Dawson (Missouri): A Brief Review of New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism. Stephen Schulhofer (NYU): Access to National Security Information under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Alexandra H Perina (State): Black Holes and Open Secrets: The Impact of Covert Action on International Law. Zachary D. Clopton (Cornell): Territoriality, Technology, and National Security. Ashley Deeks (Virginia): Checks and Balances from Abroad. Nathan Alexander Sales (Syracuse): Can Technology Prevent Leaks? Stephen Humphreys (LSE): Conscience in the Datasphere. How our desires are woven into the surveillance state: Nausicaa Renner reviews Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age by Bernard Harcourt.

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