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Measuring Judicial IndependenceThe Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

J. Mark Ramseyer and Eric B. Rasmusen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election raised questions in the minds of many Americans about the relationships between judges and political influence; ... More

The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare

The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare

William H. Page and John E. Lopatka

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226644639
eISBN:
9780226644653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226644653.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In 1998, the United States Department of Justice and state antitrust agencies charged that Microsoft was monopolizing the market for personal computer operating systems. More than ten years later, ... More

The Money ProblemRethinking Financial Regulation

The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Morgan Ricks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book brings a missing and critical dimension to the ongoing debates over financial stability policy. Its core argument is that the problem of financial instability is mostly a problem of ... More

Ordinary MeaningA Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Brian G. Slocum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

There is a long-standing judicial commitment to interpreting language in legal texts according to its ‘ordinary meaning’. That is, courts have uniformly agreed that words in legal texts should be ... More

Our Children, Their ChildrenConfronting Racial and Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice

Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice

Darnell F. Hawkins and Kimberly Kempf-Leonard (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226319889
eISBN:
9780226319919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319919.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book argues that a second-rate and increasingly punitive juvenile justice system is allowed to persist because most people believe it is designed for children in other ethnic and socioeconomic ... More

Parchment Paper PixelsLaw and the Technologies of Communication

Parchment Paper Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Peter M. Tiersma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803067
eISBN:
9780226803074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803074.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Technological revolutions have had an unquestionable, if still debatable, impact on culture and society—perhaps none more so than the written word. In the legal realm, the rise of literacy and print ... More

The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080611
eISBN:
9780226080635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Patent law is crucial to encourage technological innovation. But as the patent system currently stands, diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to software to semiconductors are all governed by the ... More

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American PublicSpecial Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but there is near-universal consensus that it should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic ... More

The Perils of Global Legalism

The Perils of Global Legalism

Eric A. Posner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675749
eISBN:
9780226675923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675923.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The first months of Barack Obama's administration have led to expectations, both in the United States and abroad, that, in the coming years, the country will increasingly promote the international ... More

Polyphonic FederalismToward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Robert A. Schapiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226736624
eISBN:
9780226736648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The relationship between the states and the national government is among the most contested issues in the United States. And questions about where power should reside, how decisions should be made, ... More

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