March 25, 2010
Duke Law School
Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times, and Neil Lewis, former correspondent for The New York Times and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School, discuss the responsibilities and challenges of covering the Court. Their conversation may include the following topics:
1. how they do their job, what their sources of information are, whether the Justices, current clerks, former clerks will (or should) talk with them;
2. whether they use the Justices' papers (Blackmun, etc.);
3. how they see their role; whether they see themselves as the Court's mouthpiece in the sense of explaining what the Court has done to a population that largely does not read judicial opinions;
4. how blogging and other media have affected the traditional Court beat;
5. whether they think the proceedings should be televised;
6. how Court watchers, including academics, can help the Court do a better job;
7. whether there should be term limits for the Justices;
8. the trends they have observed.
Covering the Court: A Conversation with Adam Liptak and Neil Lewis
March 25, 2010
Blocher argues for creation of interstate market for sovereign territory in the U.S.
Professor Joseph Blocher argues that the unique relationship between state sovereignty and state territory in the United States creates threads—mobile state borders and active markets for public land and sovereign functions—that can and should be woven together to create an interstate market for sovereign territory.University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Duke Law teams with Duke Dining Services to select new cafe vendor
Representatives of Duke Law faculty, staff, and students will participate in the selection of a new vendor to operate the second-floor café.
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