November | December 2003
The Wall: Lincoln Caplan
Count Me Out, Coach
By Bruce Barcott
Mutiny on the high school basketball court.
By Sasha Polakow-Suransky
Texas Tech University's free-speech gazebo.
CASES & CONTROVERSIES
Toucan Sam takes on Toucan Golf; cattle ranchers have a beef with the Department of Agriculture.
THE PRUDENT JURIST
Are judges who borrow from lawyers' briefs committing plagiarism?
Color Inside the Lines
By Edward Blum & Roger Clegg
The Voting Rights Act should be scrapped.
By Anita Earls
The Voting Rights Act is needed more than ever.
By Force of Will
By Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks
Iraq and the rule of law.
By Michael Frost
What would Aristotle make of Scalia?
By Steve Weinberg
A prosecutor in Nashville is accused of manipulating evidence to send a defendant to death row.
Trials, but Mostly Tribulations
By Wade Chow
Inconclusive evidence, unreliable witnesses, uncooperative colleagues, indiscreet sheriffs, and unappreciative victimsall in a day's work.
Delusions of Grand Juries
By Niki Kuckes
Everyone knows that a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich. So why do we bother to use them?
Ramsey Clark's Prosecution Complex
By Josh Saunders
How did Lyndon Johnson's attorney general come to defend dictators, war criminals, and terrorists?
The Diplomat's Dance
By Romesh Ratnesar
As a prosecutor, Pierre-Richard Prosper took on gangs in Los Angeles and genocide in Rwanda. Now that he's at the State Department, have his priorities changed?
The authors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act had the right diagnosis for the corporate scandals of the 1990s. But that doesn't mean they had the cure.
By John C. Coffee Jr.
Eugenics was the darling of scientists and lawmakers of the early 20th century. Should we be concerned that it's catching on in the 21st?
By Edward J. Larson
How states can fund religious education without crossing the line between church and state.
By Boris Bittker
In search of the most generous jury, the legal lessons of Sodom and Gomorrah, and other ideas from the nation's law reviews.
How the youngest judge in Wisconsin's history became the country's most notorious senator.
By Ted Morgan
Immigration by Shibboleth
Should a refugee be judged by what he says or how he says it?
By Michael Erard
Falling on Deaf Ears
Scientists say that earwitnesses are unreliable. Why aren't the courts listening?
By Lawrence M. Solan & Peter M. Tiersma
The Witch Trials
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