Eric Posner
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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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.
The Breakfast Table
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.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2013 1:44 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewJohn Roberts’ opinion on the Voting Rights Act is really lame.
The Breakfast Table
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.
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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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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.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2013 1:09 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewWhat I learned at the Breakfast Table.
The Breakfast Table
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.
The Breakfast Table
June 24 2013 3:11 PMSupreme Court 2013: The Year in ReviewMonday’s affirmative action ruling brings us no closer to meritocracy.
The Breakfast Table
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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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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