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Richard K. Sherwin

Richard K. Sherwin

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Richard K. Sherwin, Professor Emeritus of Law at New York Law School, is the author of When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line between Law and Popular Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2000).

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  1. Will Trump Be on the Ballot?
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    Will Trump Be on the Ballot?

    Dec 22, 2023 Richard K. Sherwin explains what is at issue in ongoing legal cases seeking to prohibit the former president from running again.

  2. Trump’s Hollow Free-Speech Defense
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    Trump’s Hollow Free-Speech Defense

    Aug 14, 2023 Richard K. Sherwin explains why the US Constitution's First Amendment does not shield behavior intended to undermine an election.

  3. Patriots in Name Only
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Jan 25, 2023 Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.

  4. Elon Musk’s Covert War on Free Speech
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    Elon Musk’s Covert War on Free Speech

    Oct 13, 2022 Richard K. Sherwin shows why the billionaire’s professed rationale for buying Twitter is fundamentally bogus.

  5. America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence
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    America’s Dangerous Descent into Violence

    Jul 22, 2022 Richard K. Sherwin attributes the rise in mass shootings to a politically motivated unraveling of sovereign authority.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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