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Daniel Hemel

Daniel Hemel's "The Architecture of a Basic Income" Featured in Jotwell

Miranda Fleischer and Daniel Hemel have written a terrific article, The Architecture of a Basic Income, about a universal basic income, or UBI. They offer concrete policy advice grounded in philoso...

Erica Zunkel

Erica Zunkel: Trump's U.S. Sentencing Commission Nominee is Far Outside Mainstream

The Senate should reject Otis’ nomination because his views on criminal justice and sentencing are far out of the mainstream and are driven by hyperbole and fear, rather than evidence and data.

Randall D. Schmidt

Randall D. Schmidt Receives Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service

Awards for “Excellence in Public Interest Service” will be presented to ... Randall D. Schmidt, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and Manager of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic.

COVID-19

Eric Posner: Governors Can Fight Back Against President Trump's Politicization of the Pandemic

In the context of the pandemic, federalism has allowed President Trump to indulge his worst tendencies. States depend on the federal government to confront disease outbreaks like the coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of Covid-19, state and local officials weren’t in a position to foresee the scope of the threat or control the levers that could have suppressed it.

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