Found 5 article(s) for author 'Law'

Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein explains how social change happens

Harvard Professor Cass Sunstein explains how social change happens. Cass Sunstein, April 14, 2019, Audio, “Brian talks to Cass Sunstein, the founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School. Sunstein served in the Obama administration as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from 2009 to 2012. In his conversation with Brian, he discusses his new book, “How Change Happens,” which answers the question of how social change happens and how change is impacted by social norms.Link

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Things Invisible To See: State Action & Private Property

Things Invisible To See: State Action & Private Property. Joseph William Singer, June 2018, Paper, “This Article revisits the state action doctrine, a judicial invention that shields “private” or “non-governmental” discrimination from constitutional scrutiny. Traditionally, this doctrine has applied to discrimination even in places of public accommodation, like restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores. Born of overt racial discrimination, the doctrine has inflicted substantial injustice throughout its inglorious history, and courts have continuously struggled in vain to coherently apply the doctrine.Link

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Irreparability as Irreversibility

Irreparability as Irreversibility. Cass Sunstein, 2018, Paper, “Some things, people say, are “gone forever.” But what exactly does that mean? Some losses are irreparable in the sense that nothing can be done to restore the status quo ante – or if something can be done, it is not enough (or perhaps outsiders can never know if it is). The Irreversible Harm Precautionary Principle takes the form of an insistence on paying a premium to freeze the status quo and to maintain flexibility for the future, while new information is acquired. In many settings, it makes sense to pay for an option to avoid a risk of irreversible losses. An implicit understanding of option value can be found in the emphasis on irreversibility in National Environmental Policy Act and other federal statutes, along with many international agreements.” Link

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Symposium: Science Challenges for Law and Policy: Serviceable Truths: Science for Action in Law and Policy

Symposium: Science Challenges for Law and Policy: Serviceable Truths: Science for Action in Law and Policy. Sheila Jasanoff, June 2015, Paper. “As the articles in this symposium issue attest, the relationship between law and science has begun to attract attention as an autonomous field of study, generating its own bodies of expertise and specialized scholarship. It is less obvious how the perspectives arising from within the community of legal practitioners and thinkers relate to a largely separate, but parallel, body of research and understanding from Science and Technology Studies (STS)…Link

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Law and the Economy of Early America: Markets, Institutions of Exchange, and Labor

Law and the Economy of Early America: Markets, Institutions of Exchange, and Labor. Christine A. Desan, 2013, Book Chapter. “This chapter contains sections titled: Progress Narratives and Their Radical Critique in Law, Consumption and Commodity Studies, Institutions of Exchange, The Ambiguous Place of Labor…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014

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