Eric Posner

Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is a co-author of The Executive Unbound: After the Madisonian Republic and Climate Change Justice. Follow him on Twitter.

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Oct. 16 2013 5:41 PMNever AgainIt's time to amend the Constitution to give the president the power to raise the debt ceiling.
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Sept. 30 2013 1:51 PMOn the Debt Ceiling, at Least, Congress Will BlinkHere's why.
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Sept. 9 2013 2:38 PMThe U.S. Ignores the U.N. Charter Because It’s BrokenObama should explain what should replace it.
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Aug. 28 2013 5:17 PMThe U.S. Has No Legal Basis to Intervene in SyriaBut of course that won't stop us.
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Aug. 5 2013 9:37 AMThe Virtues of Government SecrecyThe false choice between “secrecy” and “transparency” in the Manning and Snowden debate.
Jurisprudence
July 22 2013 3:54 PMSecrets and Scoops, Part 2Posner vs. Bazelon on the court ruling compelling writer James Risen to testify against his alleged source.
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July 3 2013 10:36 AMWhy Won’t Anyone Take Edward Snowden?Because he is a terrible candidate for asylum.
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June 26 2013 12:48 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewThere was no clear constitutional reason to strike down DOMA, but the court did it anyway.
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June 25 2013 1:44 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewJohn Roberts’ opinion on the Voting Rights Act is really lame.
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June 21 2013 3:55 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewOf course the justices are motivated in part by ideology.
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June 5 2013 11:42 AMThe Good Way to Buy VotesDid New Yorkers really want bike sharing? The city should have tried Quadratic Vote Buying to figure that out. 
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May 17 2013 1:52 PMSecrets and ScoopsEmily Bazelon and Eric Posner debate press freedom, national security, and the government’s grab of the AP’s phone records.
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May 2 2013 5:54 PMPresident Obama Can Shut Guantanamo Whenever He WantsCongress isn’t actually stopping him.
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April 22 2013 12:21 PMThe New Law We Need in Order to Deal With Dzhokhar TsarnaevCongress should authorize the isolation and detention of suspected terrorists.
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April 2 2013 2:50 PMThe Real Problem With Law SchoolsThey train too many lawyers.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 11 2013 3:40 PMThe Markets Won’t Panic If Obama Unilaterally Lifts the Debt Ceiling
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Sept. 19 2013 2:40 PMAssad and the Death of the International Criminal CourtThe failure to prosecute him will be the end for the ICC’s brand of global justice.
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Sept. 3 2013 1:07 PMObama Is Only Making His War Powers MightierThe credit the president is getting for asking Congress to authorize bombing Syria? He deserves none of it.
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Aug. 21 2013 1:37 PMFrisk AversionJudge Shira Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk opinion is poorly reasoned and full of flaws.
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July 23 2013 2:15 PMThe Best Rescue Plan for DetroitCongress should give more power to bankruptcy judges.
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July 9 2013 5:03 PMWrong NumberObama’s new climate plan is based on a dubious calculation and falls woefully short.
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June 27 2013 1:09 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewWhat I learned at the Breakfast Table.
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June 26 2013 10:55 AMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewAlito’s Indian adoption ruling is actually a backdoor assault on all racial preferences.
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June 24 2013 3:11 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewMonday’s affirmative action ruling brings us no closer to meritocracy.
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June 20 2013 2:54 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewAre the court’s conservatives dividing?
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May 23 2013 5:47 PMPresident RuthlessDon’t be fooled by Obama’s speech. On executive power, he’s just like Bush.
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May 15 2013 2:57 PMThe Killer Robot War Is ComingThe new laws we need to govern the use of drones.
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April 24 2013 2:56 PMThe United States Can’t Be the World’s CourthouseWhy the Supreme Court just killed off a whole category of human rights suits.
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April 11 2013 11:11 AMFool's GoldBitcoin is a Ponzi scheme—the Internet’s favorite currency will collapse.
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March 19 2013 3:41 PMIndefinite ArticlesDear judges: Stop trying to figure out what the founders meant by every little word. You can’t, and it doesn’t matter.

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