Jed S. Rakoff
Jed S. Rakoff

Jed S. Rakoff is a senior judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.

Jurisprudence
Oct. 18 2017 2:12 PMJudges vs. BureaucratsWho should defer to whom?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 24 2017 9:00 AMShould Judges Use Their Roles to Effect Social Change?A dialogue about whether “activist judges” are real.
Jurisprudence
July 5 2017 5:11 PMShould There Be Age Limits for Federal Judges?A dialogue on when it’s time to remove jurists from the bench.
Jurisprudence
April 28 2017 3:30 PMCan the Death Penalty Ever Be Implemented Justly?A dialogue on the constitutionality—and justice—of executions.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 24 2017 11:32 AMShould the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?A dialogue on Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, and what should disqualify a judge from the bench.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2017 11:04 AMShould a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the “sensible” decision.
Jurisprudence
July 31 2017 1:41 PMDo Courtroom Lawyers Make a Difference?A pair of judges debate the importance of attorneys.
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 1:20 PMAlternative EvidenceA dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts.
Jurisprudence
March 28 2017 10:55 AMShould Judges Consult Their Personal Moral Convictions?A dialogue on how to weigh the law and common sense on the bench.