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Richard Ford

Richard Thompson Ford is George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. He has written for the Washington PostSan Francisco ChronicleChristian Science Monitor, and for Slate, where he is a regular contributor. His latest books are Universal Rights Down to Earth and Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality.


Elitism can't be democratized.

Richard Ford

Tragically, it may be unrealistic to expect Americans—including police—to ignore race.

Richard Ford

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One must applaud Owen Fiss’s admonishment to end, lock stock and smoking barrel, the isolation and disempowerment that currently characterizes life in America’s urban ghettos. Likewise Professor Fiss’s description of the deplorable...
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