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Alito’s Casey Dissent

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On October 31, 2005
I’m working on a longer piece about it, but let me make a couple quick points about Alito’s lone dissent in Casey, in which he upheld a law that required women to sign a statement notifying their husbands unless they meant a fairly narrow set of exceptions. This judgment was, of course, subsequently rejected by […]

Berlusconi Flips?

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On October 31, 2005
What? In a television interview to be aired next week, Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he repeatedly tried to convince American President George W. Bush not to invade Iraq . In the lengthy interview to be shown on private TV channel La7 on Monday, Berlusconi says that: “I was never convinced that war was the best […]

Holmes v. Berman

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On October 28, 2005
While Paul Krugman has turned out to be very effective, I’ve always thought the academic who could be a really exceptional op-ed columnist (or blogger, for that matter) is Stephen Holmes. In addition to his theory scholarship, he’s written a less specialized book (with Cass Sunstein) called The Cost of Rights, which is excellent, very […]
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