A Political and Literary Forum
‘Roe v. Wade’ only guaranteed the right to patients’ privacy. A federal abortion law would need to go so much further.
As a space for democratic deliberation and decision-making, the jury box still has the potential to shift the criminal legal system. But, first, we must change who is able to serve on a jury.
A new “solar homesteading law” could harness rays of sun that fall on roofs and parking lots in cities and advance the aims of energy democracy.
David McDermott Hughes
A proposed French bill says so. But, strictly speaking, there can be no such thing as blasphemy within the terms of secular public order.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Nadia Marzouki
Forgiveness is a public good, but it is doled out unevenly. Justice demands we widen its reach beyond the select few.
If we are to emerge from this era of crisis, we need legal thinking that operates on fundamentally different presumptions.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
Happy birthday, John Rawls! We celebrate the political philosopher’s centenary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the publication of “A Theory of Justice.”
Joshua Cohen, Boston Review
The Netflix series Dead to Me suggests that we might get closer to justice by forgiving each other and ourselves for the sometimes literally fatal flaw of being human.
First, segregation blocked this Florida community from equal education and other public goods. Then the military–industrial complex sickened residents and destroyed their property.
James Manigault-Bryant, Ruby Bagwyn, José Constantine
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.
Joshua Cohen, Edward J. Markey, David G. Victor, Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, Robert C. Hockett
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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