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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April 16 2015 9:46 AMMutual Funds’ Dark SideWhy airlines and other industries keep prices too high.
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March 26 2015 9:30 AMShould Charity Be Logical?Donating to Little League does not make you a moral monster.
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Feb. 19 2015 3:23 PMFaithfully ExecutedObama’s new immigration program is perfectly legal and should not be blocked.
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Jan. 26 2015 2:55 PMWhy Do Judges and Politicians Flip-Flop?To investigate, Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys.
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Dec. 22 2014 1:54 PMThe Year of the DictatorDemocracy is stagnating around the world.
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Dec. 3 2014 12:37 PMProsecuting Dictators Is FutileRevolutionaries should recognize that some people really are above the law.
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Nov. 6 2014 11:41 PMLegacy TimeWhat Obama can accomplish in two years without any cooperation from Congress.
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Sept. 25 2014 1:52 PMEric Holder’s LegacyHe wanted it to be about civil rights. Much to his chagrin, it will be.
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Sept. 11 2014 1:11 PMLet Scotland Go FreeIndependence isn’t crazy, irresponsible, or childish.
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Aug. 12 2014 8:16 AMYes, Obama Can Stop Millions of DeportationsThat shift in immigration policy is well within the limits of presidential power.
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July 11 2014 12:46 PMBoehner’s Lawsuit Against Obama Is a LoserBecause of the American conception of presidential power.
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2014 10:33 AMThe Breakfast Table Out LoudListen to Dahlia Lithwick and Eric Posner consider faux-nanimity on the high court and what’s hinky about Hobby Lobby.
The Breakfast Table
June 27 2014 5:12 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableReligious people have rights, too—and that’s why Hobby Lobby threatens liberals.
The Breakfast Table
June 25 2014 1:08 PMDoes the Court Really Have Any Idea How Americans Feel About Privacy?
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May 28 2014 1:52 PMChina Can Sink All the Boats in the South China SeaInternational law won’t stop big countries from bullying littler ones.
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April 9 2015 11:14 AMA Terrible ShameEnforcing moral norms without the law is no way to create a virtuous society.
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March 2 2015 4:22 PMExchanges No One Can Use?We rely on courts to interpret laws impartially. When it comes to Obamacare, they don’t always oblige.
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Feb. 12 2015 2:30 PMUniversities Are Right—and Within Their Rights—to Crack Down on Speech and BehaviorStudents today are more like children than adults and need protection.
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Jan. 5 2015 2:49 PMWhy Uber Will—and Should—Be RegulatedToday’s rebel is turning into tomorrow’s tyrant.
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Dec. 9 2014 4:39 PMWhy Obama Won’t Prosecute TorturersThey clearly violated the law.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 20 2014 1:01 PMObama’s Immigration Plan Is Perfectly ConstitutionalIt’s a routine exercise of presidential power.
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Oct. 17 2014 9:30 AMA Moral MarketAltruism exchanges could ease the desperate shortage of kidneys for transplant.
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Sept. 23 2014 11:39 AMObama Can Bomb Pretty Much Anything He Wants ToThe real constraint on a president’s war-making powers is political, not legal.
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Aug. 28 2014 3:47 PMTreaty-ishObama’s proposed climate change agreement would be good for the planet and perfectly legal.
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July 28 2014 4:26 PMThe Government Needs to Be Able to Bail Out Banks Sometimes
The Breakfast Table
July 1 2014 11:07 AMSupreme Court Breakfast TableWhy does the court usually decide cases either 9–0 or 5–4?
The Breakfast Table
June 30 2014 12:44 PMSupreme Court Breakfast TableAlito’s Hobby Lobby argument is stronger than Ginsburg’s.
The Breakfast Table
June 26 2014 12:54 PMJustice Breyer Makes Justice Scalia Very, Very Angry Over Recess Appointments
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June 12 2014 7:49 AMRappers v. ScotusWho uses a bigger vocabulary, Jay Z or Scalia?
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May 14 2014 4:37 PMWe All Have the Right to Be ForgottenEurope is ahead of the United States in repairing the damage to privacy the Internet—and especially Google—has wrought.

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