Presidential power or “police state”: Trump relies on discredited 1950 case to defend Executive Order

At the heart of the legal battle over the President’s Executive Order banning refugees from Syria and individuals from seven…

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The common link between Steve Bannon and the alt-right – the “socialism of fools”

There is growing concern about the attention being given to far right organizations in the wake of the election of…

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Don’t blame Bernie – of course the banks can be broken up

In a recent interview, a very confused New York Daily News reporter continually mixed up the Treasury Department and the…

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Chinese state cracks down on Berkeley labor education effort

A major blow to the idea that there can be engagement with the Chinese state unions as described in the…

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A Fall 2016 seminar on “global tectonics” – call for papers

The theme will be the application of law to the problems created by what I call “global tectonics.” I intend…

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Putin dances to the tune of fictitious capital

Today’s Financial Times has a front page story on the newest stage of the Russian crisis. Putin’s Russia is being…

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In victory for women’s rights, California agency blocks anti-choice effort at two universities

In a clear affirmation of the longstanding right of women and girls in California to choose whether or not to…

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My review of Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America ed. by Jessica Stites Mor

Misguided approaches to the Cold War and the authoritarian regimes supported by both Washington and Moscow abound. My hope that…

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Are corporations people, too? A post-Hobby Lobby look back at the history and law

In the wake of the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the US Supreme Court readers may be interested in my…

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The hidden history of the Equal Rights Amendment – my newest book, better late than never

The Center for Socialist History has just published my book The Hidden History of the Equal Rights Amendment which I…

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