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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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.
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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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May 5 2014 4:22 PMThe U.S. Constitution Is Impossible to AmendBlame the founders—other countries routinely update their constitutions, but ours may as well be written in stone.
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April 10 2014 12:50 PMIn Defense of GMNo one is asking the right question: Was the company’s risk assessment about the faulty ignition switch reasonable?
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March 10 2014 12:42 PMLet Crimea GoNext week’s referendum on joining Russia is underhanded, dishonest, absurd—and completely legitimate.
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Feb. 18 2014 1:23 PMWho Scores the Best Embassies?Political donors vs. Foreign Service officers, in a chart.
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Jan. 27 2014 12:57 PMLet’s Make a Deal With SnowdenThe (grudging) case for a plea bargain.
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Jan. 8 2014 7:32 AMForget the FramersThe Supreme Court should not rely on James Madison in deciding how much power the president has to make recess appointments.
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Dec. 11 2013 10:09 AMStop Fussing Over PersonhoodLaws treat corporations (and chimpanzees) as persons because it’s a useful—and often essential—legal fiction.
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Nov. 19 2013 11:19 AMYou Can Have Either Climate Justice or a Climate TreatyNot both.
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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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April 25 2014 5:42 PMThe Puzzle of Paying AmyCongress has to fix the problem with restitution for child pornography victims that stumped the Supreme Court.
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March 27 2014 12:45 PMWhy Everything We Are Doing About Crimea Is Completely Wrong
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Feb. 25 2014 1:19 PMWhy Are China and Japan Inching Toward War Over Five Tiny Islands?Japan has the law on its side, but China doesn’t care.
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Feb. 14 2014 10:37 AMThe Paranoid Libertarian and His Enemy, the Angry LiberalTwo characters the government can’t afford to ignore, however irrational they are.
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Jan. 16 2014 11:01 AMMake Journalists TestifyThe press is wrong to demand a reporter’s privilege for James Risen.
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Dec. 30 2013 1:19 PMJudge Pauley Got It Right: The NSA’s Metadata Program Is Perfectly Constitutional
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Nov. 22 2013 1:56 PMCentrists Should Mourn the Demise of the FilibusterOnly the extremists win—and in the end, mostly the Republicans.
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Nov. 14 2013 1:20 PMKeep Spying on Foreigners, NSAThey have no right to privacy from U.S. surveillance—and they shouldn’t.

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