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.

Jurisprudence
March 17 2016 1:56 PMMerrick Garland Would Shift the Court Decisively LeftwardIt’s why Republicans are vowing to block him.
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Feb. 8 2016 12:26 PMTed Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be PresidentAt least according to the most plausible constitutional interpretation.
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Dec. 15 2015 5:37 PMISIS Gives Us No Choice but to Consider Limits on SpeechAmerica faces unprecedented danger from the group’s online radicalization tactics.
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Nov. 20 2015 5:26 PMWhy Are People So Scared of Syrian Refugees?Humans often fear the wrong things.
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Oct. 29 2015 3:34 PMBernanke’s Biggest BlunderThis student of the Great Depression repeated a terrible mistake of the Great Depression.
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Oct. 7 2015 5:04 PMThe Supreme Court’s Loss of PrestigeFor the first time in a long time, more people disapprove than approve of its performance.
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Aug. 25 2015 9:29 AMTrump Is the Only Candidate Talking About a Taboo SubjectCould immigrants really change American cultural and political values?
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July 29 2015 1:58 PMIt’s Not Donating. It’s Selling.Fertility clinics’ feeble justifications for fixing the price of human eggs.
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May 13 2015 10:00 AMCitizenship for SaleThe “immigrant investor” program is unfair, ineffective, and way too cheap.
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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.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 15 2016 1:10 PMThe Tragedy of Antonin ScaliaHe thought he could remove politics from the Supreme Court, but he only made things worse.
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Jan. 7 2016 11:37 AMHow Can Banks Get Away With Charging Such High Fees?The same people own most of the big banks.
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Dec. 7 2015 11:21 AMThe Republican-Democratic Divide on Civil LibertiesWhy denying guns to those on the no-fly list is more complicated than it seems.
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Nov. 9 2015 1:06 PMHas Obama Upheld the Rule of Law?A new book claims to get inside his presidency, but it misses the point. 
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Oct. 23 2015 11:34 AMIs America Heading Toward Dictatorship?Presidents have more power today, but there are good historical reasons for the trend.
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Sept. 8 2015 12:33 PMThe Spectrum of SufferingWhy Europe is unable to handle its refugee crisis.
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Aug. 13 2015 12:43 PMThe Strangest Campaign PledgeWhy it makes sense to support a candidate who vows to straighten out democracy and then quit.
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June 30 2015 3:26 PMA Fractious MajorityThe Supreme Court’s conservatives increasingly disagree with one another.
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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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