Publications

Joint Status Report

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
August 22, 2017
Publication Type: 
Litigation Brief

What We Learn From Government Speech About Hate

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
August 15, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The bombing of a mosque and community center in suburban Minneapolis 10 days ago and the horrific events in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend are just the most recent examples of hateful violence that has become all too common in America.

California Court of Appeal Overturns Dangerous Right of Publicity Ruling

Author(s): 
Daniel Nazer
Publication Date: 
August 10, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Almost all posts on social media include depictions of real people. And most social media websites include advertising. Does this combination mean that nearly everyone featured on social media can sue for infringement of their right of publicity? That would be disruptive. Fortunately, a new ruling [PDF] by the California Court of Appeal confirms that more is needed for a right of publicity claim.

North Korea just called Trump’s bluff. So what happens now?

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
August 9, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Yesterday, President Trump took a break from his 17-day vacation to threaten North Korea. His words:

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.

How U.S. government statistics work, explained by the country’s Chief Statistician

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
August 7, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Nancy Potok is the chief statistician of the United States. I interviewed her last month about her role, and the challenges faced by the U.S. national statistics system. The interview has been lightly edited for style and flow.

Q: How does the U.S. statistics system work, and what do you do as chief statistician?

Steve Ballmer has a big idea: to be a partisan for the facts

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
August 4, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Steve Ballmer is the former chief executive of Microsoft, and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. This is the second part of an interview with him about his website, USAFacts, which organizes data to provide information about the U.S. population, government finance and government policy. The first part is here.

Representative Ted Lieu in Defense of Global Justice

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
July 31, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

As mentioned last week by Jane Stromseth in her terrific post “Why the U.S. needs the Office of Global Criminal Justice Led by a Senate-Confirmed Ambassador-at-Large,” the intrepid Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) has been circulating a petition among members of Congress in defense of the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice.

Symposium: The lessons of Nuremberg

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
July 25, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the question of whether the Alien Tort Statute supports claims against corporations in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, the scope of corporate liability during the World War II era has assumed renewed relevance.

Electronic monitoring isn’t kid-friendly

Author(s): 
Catherine Crump
Publication Date: 
July 20, 2017
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Across California, young people in the juvenile justice system are routinely tracked 24/7 with GPS ankle monitors that are often touted as “better than jail.” That’s too low a standard for a technology used on children.

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