July 13, 2014
"Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"
This draft is for a conference in the fall at UVA Law School on "Jurisprudence and History" organized by Charles Barzun and Daniel Priel; I may not revise it before then, but I will definitely revise it afterwards and before publication.
July 04, 2014
Intelligent write-up about Hobby Lobby issues...
...by journalist Dan Fisher at Forbes. I talked to him prior to the perplexing injunction on behalf of Wheaton, but he integrated that effectively. And Justice Sotomayor gets it exactly right in the bit he quotes: it really is preposterous on its face that anyone's free exercise of religion is burdened by a bit of paperwork (if only it were so--I might find God!). (The 7th Circuit disposed of the other argument in the Notre Dame case--Justice Sotomayor noted the relevant bit, as does Mr. Fisher.)
June 26, 2014
On Raz's service conception of authority
Anyone working in legal philosophy ought to read this essay.
June 15, 2014
"The Case Against Free Speech"
Very much work in progress, so comments welcome.
June 09, 2014
"The limits of religious tolerance"
The scholarly debate has made it to the Chronicle of Higher Education,with lots of lawprofs featured, including me, Schwartzmann, Laycock, McConnell, Sager, Smith, and Koppelman.
June 06, 2014
"The Recurring Myth about Nietzsche and Fascism"
May 28, 2014
My legal philosophy blog...
May 23, 2014
On the right to be forgotten
A sensible commentary from my colleague Eric Posner. It's one of the many travesties that is modern First Amendment law that it would prohibit the recognition of such a right here.
May 16, 2014
Why philosophy has been central to legal education
May 14, 2014
The many academic defenders of the inequality at the core of our current religious exemptions jurisprudence...
...had better speak out forcefully about the latest in religious-inspired anarchy.