Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell): Four Decades of Federal Civil Rights Litigation. Phoebe A. Haddon (Maryland): Has the Roberts Court Plurality's Colorblind Rhetoric Finally Broken Brown's Promise? Sahar F. Aziz (Texas A&M): The Blinding Color of Race: Elections and Democracy after Shelby. George A. Rutherglen (Virginia): The Origins of Arguments Over Reverse Discrimination: Lessons from the Civil Rights Act of 1866; and Title VII as Precedent: Past and Prologue for Future Legislation. Michael Kazin on why the Civil Rights Act was not as important as you think: It was the battles that came after it that really defined its impact. Want to realize the Civil Rights Act's dream? Apply it to union rights, too — just as it became unacceptable to fire some due to race, it became OK to boot them for organizing a union. Pat Buchanan argues that it’s time for America to get rid of civil rights laws — all of them. Ian Haney-Lopez on how conservatives hijacked “colorblindness” and set civil rights back decades. Josh Marshall on top ten teachings of Dr. King according to the Tea Party. Chief Justice Roberts was right: Amel Ahmed on how to fix the Voting Rights Act. Peter Beinart on why the Republican push for black voters is (mostly) doomed to fail: As long as the GOP is pushing voter-ID laws that make it harder for African Americans to vote, the party's appeal to identity politics will come up short. Joscha Legewie on racial profiling in stop-and-frisk operations: How local events trigger periods of increased discrimination. Driving While Black: “Stop and frisk” isn’t just a reality in New York City — new data shows how police target African Americans on highways across America. Farai Chideya on traveling while black.


From the forthcoming The European Crisis and the Transformation of Transnational Governance: Authoritarian Managerialism versus Democratic Governance, ed. Christian Joerges and Carola Glinski, Ming-Sung Kuo (Warwick): The Moment of Schmittian Truth: Conceiving of the State of Exception in the Wake of the Financial Crisis. From The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald on how covert agents infiltrate the Internet to manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations. German burnout: Anna Katharina Schaffner on nineteenth-century exhaustion, twenty-first-century disengagement and other German theories of tired minds. From The Baffler, Alex Pareene practices journalism on the New York Times’ DealBook. Christina Ortiz on 5 ways drones could come to your rescue. Daniel A. D’Aniello, the co-founder and chairman of the Washington-based private equity giant Carlyle Group, is contributing $20 million to the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute. “This is a war on gay people”: Ugandan newspaper publishes identities of "200 Top Homos". From Full Stop, an interview with Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Ukraine crisis: Interim President Olexander Turchynov warns of “separatism” risk. Felix Salmon on why it’s time for Bill Gross to retire. Is it mean to debunk lies about Obamacare? Finding a person made worse off by a huge, complex social-policy reform still in its first months in a gigantic country ought to be simple, yet the Republican Party has continuously failed to achieve even in the modest task which was its charge.


Antonio Sanchez-Bayon (UCJC): Freedom of Religion at Large in American Common Law: A Critical Review and New Topics. Christopher C. Lund (Wayne State): Rethinking the “Religious Question” Doctrine. Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami): Corporate Religious Liberty: Why Corporations Are Not Entitled to Religious Exemptions. Can a pluralistic commonwealth endure? Brian McCall reviews The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism and Why Philosophers Can't Solve It by Thaddeus J. Kozinski. Zachary R. Calo reviews The Tragedy of Religious Freedom by Marc O. Degirolami. Gabriel Arana on “religious liberty”, the next big front in the culture wars. T.F. Charlton on “accidental activism” and redefining religious liberty. These "religious freedom" bills are the new Stand-Your-Ground laws: Eric Sasson on how Arizona's proposed law would have frightening unintended consequences. Until the whole is leavened: Kevin D. Williamson on religious freedom for the butcher and baker, not just the bishop (and more) Jillian Rayfield on how “religious liberty” is just another word for discrimination. Scott Lemieux on why it's not illiberal to defend fundamental rights: Making everyone a conscience onto themselves isn't liberalism, but anarchy. Ed Kilgore on how the “religious liberty” campaign may be backfiring for conservatives. Looking back, 2013 is likely to be remembered as the final collapse of the old, confrontational Religious Right in favor of a less partisan, more pragmatic approach. Reagan’s Christian revolt: George M. Marsden on how conservatives hijacked American religion. Can the evangelical church embrace gay couples? A new wave of thinkers says yes and is looking to Scripture for support.

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