Beloved Legal Philosopher Ronald Dworkin Passes Away.
Dworkin was described as "perhaps the most influential legal philosopher of the last century" in a 2005 profile
. A surprisingly comprehensive collection of his essays for the New York Review of Books are available online
. You can also watch his lecture
on truth and interpretation. Or you can read about his recent book Justice for Hedgehogs
. [more inside]
The latest attempt to mitigate the impact of the Citizens United
decision has failed, with an attempt to pass transparency rules for corporations funding political advertising failing to reach cloture
. Obama comments on this vote in his most recent weekly address
Citizens United v Federal Election Commission
(2010) held that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited under the First Amendment. [more inside]
Ronald Dworkin’s Rights and Terror
[pdf]. At NYU's Colloquium in Legal, Political and Social Philosophy
, Dworkin provides a useful catalogue of the Bush administration’s restrictions on the rights of both citizens and non-citizens of the US since September 11th. Via Crooked Timber and Larry Solum's Legal Theory Blog.