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By the Book: New York Times Book Review Interviews

This tome came into the bookstore I work at, yesterday:

I bought it immediately.

I read the New York Times Sunday Book Review every week, and one of the funnest parts is the… 479 more words


Law Without History?

Law Without History?

by John Paul Stevens, New York Review of Books, 2014

At 94, Justice Stevens is still churning out excellent work.  In this article, he reviews an appellate judge’s book called “Judging Statues,” but more or less uses the article to enlighten the populace of the nuance and nonconformity of the view of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in assessing judgment: They don’t believe in prior precedent, as it most often conflicts with the Originalist views of the Constitution being the supreme law of land. 149 more words