President Obama used his "pen & phone" to transform the immigration laws. President Trump declared an emergency to fund his border wall. Presidential power seems ascendant—or is it? John Yoo and Sai Prakash join host Miriam George to discuss presidential power, its limits, and its future. Guests: Profs. John Yoo (UC Berkeley Law) & Sai Prakash (U. Virginia Law)
Critical race theory and law and economics: A clash of titans, or an emergent alliance? Hosts Adam Hassanein and Deb Malamud ask experts in the field how different these legal frameworks really are—and what they have in common. Guests: William H.J. Hubbard (U. Chicago Law) & Jonathan Feingold (Boston U. Law).
Deborah Malamud presents a timely series on the Roberts Court, judicial interpretation, and the future of the administrative state.
Do you enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy for pocket dials? The answer might surprise you. Host Deb Malamud chats with several privacy law experts to explore this complex legal question and its implications for how we interact in a tech-centered world. Guests: Lior Strahilevitz (U. Chicago), Margaret Hu (Penn State), and Julian Sanchez (The Cato Institute).
Amid a national conversation about race, affirmative action in universities has become a key issue of contention, with California set to revisit its affirmative action ban this November. Host Taiyee Chien leads a spirited discussion with Adam Mortara and Professor Geoffrey Stone about affirmative action and its future.
Miriam George and the University of Chicago Law Review Online present this series on protecting democratic elections and voting rights during pandemic times.
The University of Chicago Law School's International Human Rights Clinic unveils a groundbreaking study on police use of force.
Matt Levine of Money Stuff fame joins Briefly to discuss insider trading, stock buybacks, the Fed's extraordinary market interventions, and how everything is securities fraud.
To kick off our fourth season, we dig deep into COVID-19's effect on the courts. Guests: Chief Judge Diane Wood and Judge Michael Scudder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Vice President Biden is considering elevating some White House offices to the Cabinet. But this change comes with complications.