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May | June 2003
Esq., RIP: Lincoln Caplan

Letters


SCENES
Lowball
By David Newman
The winners and losers in baseball arbitration.

Political Capital
By Brian Montopoli
D.C. fights to hold the nation's first primary.

Justice, Interrupted
By Siddhartha Deb
A lawyers' strike slows down lethargic Calcutta.

Access Malibu
By Benjamin Nugent
Who owns California's beaches?

A Tree Grows in the Hamptons
By Kim Lemon
A reluctant defense of zoning.

George W. Bush, Attorney-at-Law
By Jen Sorensen
What if the president were a lawyer?

TERMS OF ART
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By Kristin Collins
A Latin phrase gives voice to the legal rights and privileges of wives.

ARGUMENT
Winning the Postwar
By Suzanne Nossel
The Bush Administration could gain the trust of the world by obeying the law of occupation.



When God Goes to Prison
By Daniel Brook
The Carol Vance Unit's mix of religion and rehabilitation may violate the First Amendment, but may also make it the best prison in Texas.

The New Brown
By Richard D. Kahlenberg
Integration by class, not race, can fix schools in poor cities.

Tibetan Murder Mystery
By Ted Kerasote
Why the Dalai Lama's push to modernize cost Lobsang Gyatso his life.



REVIEWS

culture
Lights, Camera, Lockdown
By Dashka Slater
The long and rocky relationship between Hollywood and Alcatraz.

academy
Taking Liberties
By Harry N. Scheiber and Jane L. Scheiber
When the American military seized power in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor, lawyers were forced to choose between the Army and the Constitution.

academy
Elsewhere
Supermajority rule, the rights of posthumously conceived children, and other ideas from the nation's law reviews.



STORIES

Bad Neighbors
Emily Bazelon on the community that refused to live next door to Shell Oil.

Casualties of Medicine
Stephanie Mencimer on why the debate over medical malpractice lawsuits misses the point—patient safety.

A Philadelphia Story
David Kairys on how local politics almost sank his new strategy for suing gun makers.



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