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March | April 2004
Blaming Hinckley: Lincoln Caplan

Letters


SCENES
Not So Bon Voyage
By John Swansburg
The man who put the trip in slip, trip, and fall.

World Wide Water Cooler
By Charles Duhigg
Dissing your boss online, and paying for it.

Taken to the Cleaners
By Katharine Mieszkowski
On the hook for someone else's toxic mess.

THE PRUDENT JURIST
By Stephen Gillers
What's a lawyer to do if his client lies to him?

APPRAISAL
The Shawshank Reputation
By John Swansburg
Why is The Shawshank Redemption so popular?

ARGUMENT
Natural Born Killjoy
By Akhil Reed Amar
The Constitution won't let immigrants run for president. That should change.

Pirates of the Potomac
By Doron Ben-Atar
We damn China's intellectual piracy, forgetting that our prosperity was built on the same thing.

The Eichmann Precedent
By Leora Bilsky
Trying Saddam in Iraq could help that country build its democracy.

PRISONERS' DILEMMAS
The Problem of Prison Rape
By Daniel Brook
More rapes occur in prison each year than in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. Are we ignoring the problem—or do we just not care?

Captive of the System
By Jennifer Gonnerman
Elaine Bartlett was released after 17 years in prison, but that doesn't mean she's free.
PLUS: THE STATE OF PAROLE

Lifers
By Sasha Abramsky
What should we do with the growing number of elderly prisoners who've left their criminal selves behind?

NOTES FROM INSIDE
The Last Supper By Brian Price
The Cuckoo's Nest By John Douglas
The Tinderbox By Don Cabana


REVIEWS

academy
A Course of Inaction
Where was the SEC when the mutual fund scandal happened?
By John C. Coffee Jr.

practice
Expiration Date
No scientist knows more about time of death than Bill Bass.
By Jessica Sachs

culture
The Big Fix
Arnold Rothstein rigged the 1919 World Series. Or did he?
By Daniel A. Nathan

academy
Elsewhere
The power of private law, in praise of Canada's answer to the Patriot Act, and other ideas from North America's law reviews.



STORIES

How I Lost the Big One
When the fight for the public domain reached the Supreme Court, it needed help from a lawyer, not a scholar.
By Lawrence Lessig

The White Wall
The medical profession's new code: First do no harm—to your colleagues.
By Stephanie Mencimer

Call Forwarding
Cheap phone calls are possible over the Internet. Will the law stand in the way?
By Nicholas Thompson

Down With Discretion
How a few prosecutors reduced the power of judges across the country.
By Michael S. Gerber
PLUS: A JUDGE WHO DOESN'T WANT DISCRETION



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