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Deputy Editor/Online — The New Republic

Innovations: Touching the Void

foreignpolicy.com — Reality Check Holograms that humans can touch: The very idea conjures up visions of a sci-fi future in which police investigators handle 3-D images of...
Feb 03, 2015

In the future, Law & Order will feature touchable holograms atfp.co/1zxCRpZ Thing I did for the redesigned @ForeignPolicy

Gin, War, and Special Ops

warontherocks.com — Gin has always been closely associated with war. Nicknamed "Dutch Courage" by English soldiers fighting the Catholic Counter-Reformation in the Netherlands, its martial connotation helped make it the commoner's drink. With the addition of anti-malarial tonic water it becamethe symbol of global British Empire. Even Americans invoke this history when they pour one out today.

The Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, could save the legal profession-go take it.

slate.com — Law schools and the legal job market are having a mutual meltdown. The number of applicants has collapsed, while schools can't seem to control their soaring costs and the industry they feed is drooping like a day-old party balloon. New graduates are desperate for jobs just as clients are desperately...
Jul 22, 2014

Here's national bar exam that could save the legal profession. Take it. Now. slate.me/1nQtNn3 a piece i wrote @Slate

Jul 22, 2014

Should everyone just take the Uniform Bar Exam?: slate.me/1qyq31q @atlblog @VolokhC @WSJlawblog would it save the profession?

Towards A Theory Of David Souter

newrepublic.com — David Souter is one of the most private Supreme Court Justices, but this 1993 TNR article by Jeffrey Rosen did a fascinating job of illuminating Souter's inner life: "Have you read Proust?" Justice Souter asked near the beginning of my interview for a clerkship last March.
Jul 31, 2015

RT @KatieReisner: #Refugees can't have lawyers. @catherinecrooke and I write in @NYTimes for a small, free policy change to save lives: ow.ly/QbuoK

Jul 23, 2015

Proposal for the @UniformBarExam is "creating a firestorm throughout the state" of Florida goo.gl/UzpXBf #lawyers

Jun 26, 2015

Florida is oft considered the last frontier of Bar reform. The most protectionist. Link: m.dailybusinessreview.com/module/alm/app…

Jun 26, 2015

New FLORIDA bar prez wants UBE: "I intend to turn the aircraft carrier on a dime...I intend to move the Florida Bar into the 21st century."

Jun 23, 2015

@SeanTrende ... o-care decision shocking from the standpoint of 1820s jurisprudence

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