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July | August 2002
Internal Affairs: Lincoln Caplan

SCENES
DOG DOCKET
By Daskha Slater
The case of the unleashed canines.

ZERO L
By Ayo Griffin
Racial tensions on a visit to Harvard Law School.

ALMOST HOMELESS
By Jonathan L. Hafetz
Guiding a tenant through housing court.

NUMBERS
SALARY GAPS

BAD FENCES
By Sari Bashi
Walling off a New Haven housing project.

TERMS OF ART
MISQUOTING MADISON
By Michael Doyle
"A Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy"—Getting it wrong.

SATIRE
PERRY MASON FAN CLUB, MEMBER NO.1
By Ted Rall

ARGUMENT
BLESSING SHAM SHELTERS
By Sheldon D. Pollack
Tax lawyers skirt ethics and the law.

FEATURES
FIRST PERSON
BUMBLE IN THE BRONX
By David Feige
Banned from the courtroom and hounded by a difficult judge, I couldn't keep an honest client out of jail. The tale of a New York City public defender.



EXCAVATION
IN SEARCH OF LOST CRIME
By Caleb Crain
Bloated bodies, bigamous love, and other literary pleasures of the 19th-century trial transcript.

REVIEWS
RULE OF LAW
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
By Brendan I. Koerner
For more than 90 years, forensic science has been a cornerstone of criminal law. Critics and judges now ask whether it can be trusted. PLUS: Edward Lazarus on why judges rarely change their minds.

PRACTICE
NET LOSS
By Reed E. Hundt
The power of a few giant companies threatens innovation on the World Wide Web.

ACADEMY
HISTORY LESSON
By Jack M. Balkin
Five Supreme Court justices think Congress doesn't have the power to pass new laws against discrimination. They're forgetting about the civil rights movements of the 19th and 20th centuries.
STORIES
FIRST PERSON
RETURN OF THE DEADBEAT
Amy Benfer on the appearance of her daughter's father, who after his nine-year absence wants to become a dad.

TRUE CRIME
GRAVE OFFENSE
Emily Bazelon on 19th-century medicine's midnight invasion of the body snatchers.

PRACTICE
MILKEN'S REVENGE
Roger Parloff on the extravagant and ultimately futile libel suit against the journalist James B. Stewart.

DISPATCH
LANGUAGE MATTERS
Michael Erard on the latest form of racial profiling.

SANTIAGO'S AFTERSHOCK
David Bosco on the uncertain fate of judicial reform in democratic Chile.


EXHIBIT
LAW LIKE LOVE
W.H. Auden
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