French and Feldman mine Supreme Court’s decision in Martinez religion case

In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 last June that a public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students. On Sept. 8, the Harvard Federalist Society sponsored a discussion of Martinez and its implications for religious freedom.

Feldman looks at the end of the combat mission—and a ‘very long engagement’ ahead (audio)

In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and subsequent appearance on the radio program ‘The Takeaway,’  Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discussed the Obama administration’s pledge to withdraw troops from Iraq by Oct 2011. He argued that, if the nation is to flourish as an independent nation, the U.S. will be required to play a continuing role in maintaining security there for a long time to come.

Imagining a Liberal Court

“Imagining a Liberal Court,” an article by HLS Professor Noah Feldman, appeared in the June 21, 2010, edition of the New York Times Magazine. A contributing writer to the New York Times, Feldman recently wrote a book entitled “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of F.D.R.’s Great Supreme Court Justices,” which will be published in the fall.

Feldman in NYT: The triumphant decline of the WASP

“The Triumphant Decline of the WASP” by HLS Professor Noah Feldman appeared in the June 28, 2010, edition of the New York Times. Feldman is the author of the forthcoming book “Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of F.D.R.’s Great Supreme Court Justices.”

Hearsay: Short takes from faculty articles and op-eds – Summer 2009

Internet Arms Race Illustrations by Gracia Lam Professor John Palfrey ’01 MIT Technology Review May/June 2009 “In less democratic societies, sophisticated use of the Internet is limited to the few and the elite. Too often, using these tools puts activists at risk of greater control by the state, through surveillance, censorship, and imprisonment. Political leaders […]

2009 Year in Review: Faculty Publications

In their book,“No Place to Hide: Gang, State, and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador” (Harvard University Press, 2009), Clinical Professor James Cavallaro and Spring Miller ’07 analyze the evolution of violent street gangs and the Salvadoran state’s responses to gang-related and other forms of violence. The findings are based on primary research conducted in El […]

American Constitution Society hosts “The Constitution in 2020”

The American Constitution Society of HLS sponsored “The Constitution in 2020,” a panel discussion in November featuring Harvard Law School Professors Yochai Benkler ’94, Frank Michelman ’60, Mark Tushnet, and Noah Feldman, all contributors to a recently published book of the same title. The book’s goal is to contest the conservative idea that constitutional law should not be influenced by contemporary understandings of law and the political landscape.