John Fabian Witt
John Fabian Witt

John Fabian Witt is a professor of legal history at Columbia University and the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law.

History Lesson
Feb. 11 2009 6:54 AMLincoln's Laws of WarHow he built the code that Bush attempted to destroy.
Dec. 5 2005 11:14 AMTactical Withdrawal?The easy way out for the Supreme Court on "don't ask, don't tell."
History Lesson
Dec. 9 2008 11:58 AMYe Olde GitmoWhen Americans were unlawful combatants.
  Slate Plus
May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
  Health & Science
May 22 2015 1:14 PM Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.