How can regulation prevent social media from doing serious harm? A new course in fall 2019, Social Media and the Law, took on that inherently complex question.
On Dec. 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump, making him the third president since the founding of the United States to face this sanction. HLS faculty weigh in how we got here and what to expect next.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, testified before the House Judiciary Committee at a public hearing on the constitutional grounds for impeaching the president.
With the launch of the presidential impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives, constitutional scholars at Harvard Law School weigh in on both the current controversy and on this rarely used and poorly understood congressional power.
Zero-L, a new online course, is meant to help all incoming students, including those who don’t have any pre-law background. Featuring an array of Harvard Law School professors, it covers topics ranging from the separation of powers to how to speak in class in response to a cold call.
Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, the second longest-serving justice in the Court’s history, died July 16, at the age of 99. With the passing of Justice Stevens has come an outpouring of remembrances and testaments to his influential presence during his thirty-five years on the Court.
Particular moments in history and strategic breaks with unwritten rules have helped many U.S. presidents expand their powers incrementally, leading some to wonder how wide-ranging presidential powers can be.
New report from Facebook summarizes next steps in a plan to establish an independent content oversight board. For Noah Feldman, who first proposed the idea, helping develop a new approach to one of the most vexing challenges confronting social media has been one of the most exciting things in his professional life.
“It Can’t Happen Here,” the novel by Sinclair Lewis written in the 1930s as fascism was rising in Europe, imagines an America overtaken by an authoritarian regime. The new book edited by Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein ’78, “Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America” (Dey Street Books), does not predict the same fate. Yet the contributors—several also affiliated with Harvard Law—take seriously the possibility that it could happen here, despite the safeguards built into the American system of government.
Professor Noah Feldman is the first to admit that James Madison will probably never merit a hip-hop Broadway musical like his partner in Constitution drafting turned bitter political foe.