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.

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