Eric Posner

Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, is author of The Twilight of International Human Rights Law. Follow him on Twitter.

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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.
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March 5 2013 12:04 PMThe Mother of DNA DatabasesIf we really cared about protecting the innocent, we’d collect samples from everyone—not just the convicted.
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Feb. 5 2013 3:58 PMPresident Obama Can Do Anything He Wants To Fight TerrorismThat’s the lesson of the leaked drone memo.
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Jan. 22 2013 1:32 PMHow Aaron Swartz's Cause Wins in the EndThe protests against his prosecution will promote open access.
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Jan. 4 2013 5:23 PMThe President Has the Power To Raise the Debt Ceiling on His OwnAnd if Congress won’t act, he should use it.
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Dec. 11 2012 11:56 AMThe War on Terror Will Be Ever With UsEven if the Obama administration doesn’t use the phrase, and wants to declare the fight with al-Qaida over.
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Nov. 20 2012 3:35 PMDon’t Worry About the Voting Rights ActIf the Supreme Court strikes down part of it, black and Hispanic voters will be just fine.
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Oct. 26 2012 1:00 PMWhy Amnesty Should Lose at the Supreme CourtIt’s not the job of judges to stop warrantless wiretapping.
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Oct. 8 2012 3:32 AMObama’s Drone DilemmaThe killings probably aren’t legal—not that they’ll stop.
History
Aug. 28 2012 3:45 AMThe Lincoln LawsShould we thank the Great Emancipator for codifying the law of war—or curse him?
Moneybox
April 4 2012 4:26 PMNot Worth the GambleWhy it should be illegal to speculate using financial derivatives.
Jurisprudence
July 5 2011 6:17 PMLibyan Legal LimboWhy there's nothing wrong with Obama ignoring some of his own legal advisers on Libya.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 2 2009 10:15 AMDo Women Make Better Judges?Asked and answered—with data.
Jurisprudence
March 2 2009 5:55 PMThe Better, Cheaper Mortgage FixHow to renegotiate all those bad loans at no cost to the taxpayer.
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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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Feb. 19 2013 3:03 PMRonald Dworkin’s ErrorThe distinguished legal scholar, who died last week, gave judges too much license to draw on their own sense of morality.
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Feb. 4 2013 4:04 PMThere’s No Such Thing as an Illegal ImmigrantThe United States has a well-functioning system of guest workers, whether or not it’s enshrined in law.
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Jan. 10 2013 2:00 PMThe Danger Lurking Behind the Platinum CoinThis way lies the risk of impeachment.
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Dec. 21 2012 7:22 AMWhy the U.S. Shouldn’t Sign On to Empty Human Rights TreatiesThey’re a propaganda exercise for many of the world’s most unsavory nations.
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Nov. 27 2012 10:37 AMIs Israel or Hamas Breaking International Law in Gaza?There’s no clear answer and it doesn’t much matter for the underlying conflict.
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Nov. 9 2012 11:55 AMCitizens United Is Still Worth HatingEven though the fat-cat super PACs lost at the polls.
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Oct. 17 2012 1:56 PMThe Drones Are Coming to LibyaAlong with an unprecedented expansion of the president’s power.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 25 2012 4:10 PMThe World Doesn’t Love the First AmendmentThe vile anti-Muslim video shows that the U.S. overvalues free speech.
Jurisprudence
June 26 2012 12:04 PMThe Imperial President of ArizonaThe Supreme Court’s immigration ruling dramatically expanded executive power.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 20 2011 11:23 AMNewt and His Surprising Liberal AlliesHe’s not the only one who thinks there is a huge problem with giving the Supreme Court final say on the Constitution.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 2 2010 1:14 PMHow Not To Solve the European Debt CrisisThe new legal tools Angela Merkel is touting aren't new and won't work.
The Book Club
March 3 2009 2:12 PMThe Madeira-Swilling Great Decider
Convictions
July 10 2008 3:56 PMThe Imperial Presidency Lives!

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