Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maps, Crowds, and Mass Incarceration

Two weeks ago, Slate published an excellent interview with Berkeley law professor Jonathan Simon, author of Mass Incarceration on Trial. In the interview, Simon characterizes the fight against mass incarceration as a moral imperative and suggests that lawsuits have a role … Continue reading

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Commercial Speech Doctrine: Dialectic and Dissent 1942-2011

Earlier this week, I looked at the challenges of editing a Supreme Court citation network through the lens of the First Amendment line of cases pertaining to commercial speech. Today I want to fill in the doctrinal picture just a little and highlight a different … Continue reading

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Network Editing: Man v. Machine

This semester I’m teaching First Amendment law for the very first time and it’s proving to be a wonderful experience. First Amendment cases have great stories behind them and the Supreme Court’s doctrine is complex and highly contested. To navigate … Continue reading

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