September 02, 2014
Some papers posted on SSRN during the summer...
...in case they're of interest to anyone who took a vacation from blogs during the summer:
August 24, 2014
"Why Tolerate Religion?" now in paperback...
August 13, 2014
Replying to critics of "Why Tolerate Religion?"
The journal Criminal Law & Philosophy kindly organized a symposium on my book, with essays by F. Boucher (Montreal) & C. Laborde (UCL), F. Schauer (Virginia), C. Brettschneider (Brown) and P. Jones (Newcaslte). A draft of my reply is here.
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.