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.

August 13, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

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 13, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

July 04, 2014

Intelligent write-up about Hobby Lobby issues... 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.)

July 4, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 26, 2014

On Raz's service conception of authority

Anyone working in legal philosophy ought to read this essay.

June 26, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

June 15, 2014

"The Case Against Free Speech"

Very much work in progress, so comments welcome.

June 15, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

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 9, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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 23, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 16, 2014

Why philosophy has been central to legal education