Category Archives: Law

Yes, we can indict a ham sandwich. But, *should* we able to indict a ham sandwich?

Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee Law School) has posted a manuscript, “Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything is a Crime,” on SSRN. It addresses an important and understudied topic – prosecutorial discretion in charging. Here’s the abstract: Continue reading

Judicial Selection Method Smackdown II: The Return of Appointed vs. Elected Judges

Some interesting scholarship posted on SSRN in the past couple of years is offered below. Of course, it’s not exhaustive – there is much more – maybe we’ll make this into a series like ‘Friday the 13th’ or ‘Halloween’.

 

Race in the War on Drugs: The Social Consequences of Presidential Rhetoric

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Our paper “Race in the War on Drugs The Social Consequences of Presidential Rhetoric” can be found on SSRN. It was presented at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies and published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. The abstract is available below the fold. Continue reading

Privacy Law Explained in 60 Seconds

Have more time? Check out Schwartz and Solove’s book, Privacy Law Fundamentals.

Judges, Litigants and the Design of Courts

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My c0-authors, Paul Brace and Brent Boyea, and I have published “Judges, Litigants and the Design of Courts” in Law & Society Review. An early version of the paper can be found on SSRN here. Here’s the abstract: Continue reading

Elite Cues and Public Support for the Supreme Court

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Tom Clark and Jonathan Kastellec have posted “Elite Cues and Public Support for the Supreme Court” to SSRN. Here’s the abstract: Continue reading

Judicial Elections and Opinion Quality in State Supreme Courts

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Damon Cann and Greg Goelzhauser have recently posted “Judicial Elections and Opinion Quality in State Supreme Courts” on SSRN. The graph above provides some of the basics on their measures of opinion clarity. Here’s the abstract: Continue reading