Decline and Fall of American Democracy?
Don Franzen reviews Edward Watts's "Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny."
Don Franzen Talks with Erwin Chemerinsky on Trump and Emoluments
LARB Legal Affairs Editor Don Franzen interviews Dean of Berkeley Law Erwin Chemerinsky about the current emolument cases against Trump.
A Talk About Democracy
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's speech, delivered at the Getty Center, about the legacy of Thomas Mann and the state of democracy today.
Don Franzen Talks with Adam Winkler on the Corporate Civil Rights Movement
LARB Legal Affairs editor Don Franzen interviews Adam Winkler about his new book "We the Corporations."
Mary Beard Discusses Women, Power, and #MeToo
LARB Law Editor Don Franzen talks to Mary Beard about her new manifesto.
Murder Comes to SCOTUS
LARB Legal Affairs Editor Don Franzen talks to Anthony Franze about his new novel, "The Outsider."
A Guardian of Good Usage and Grammar
Don Franzen talks to Bryan A. Garner, one of the most prolific and respected arbiters of grammar and usage in the English language.
Erwin Chemerinsky Explains the Lawsuit Against President Trump for Violation of the Emoluments Clause
LARB Legal Affairs editor Don Franzen speaks to Erwin Chemerinsky about why he is suing Donald Trump.
LARB Voices: Akhil Reed Amar
AKHIL REED AMAR is a distinguished professor of law at Yale and Columbia universities and among the most insightful and prolific
A Victim of Its Own Success: Mary Beard Discusses the Collapse of the Roman Republic
Don Franzen talks to Mary Beard about her new book, "SPQR," and how the Roman Republic differs from the American government.
Radio Hour: Will California End the Death Penalty with Proposition 62?
Discussing Proposition 62 and Proposition 66 with legal experts from Los Angeles.
Lawyers Write for a Living
Don Franzen talks to Greyson Bryan about his new novel, “BIG: Beginnings.”
Don Franzen Interviews Baz Dreisinger about “Incarceration Nations”
The United States stands by itself among developed nations as the foremost incarcerator of its citizenry. With more than two million
On Democracy: An Interview with Roslyn Fuller
AS THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION approaches, many of us are apprehensive, not only about the outcome of this year’s election, but
The Sins of the Father
Lawyers by trade are storytellers, and good lawyers tell good stories — Anthony Franze’s book is a case in point.
Don Franzen interviews William C. Gordon.
Radio Hour: Justice Scalia’s Legacy and “The Coiled Serpent”
Subscribe on iTunes - Listen Live on KPFK On this week’s show we talk with LARB law editor Don Franzen about
The Dream Redeemed: A Coda to the Same-Sex Marriage Struggle
Don Franzen examines the Obergefell v. Hodges decision which federally legalized gay marriage.
The Legal Legacy of Citizen Four
nbsp; TWO YEARS AGO, June 6, 2013, England’s Guardian newspaper ran this startling headline: America’s National Security Agency (the
Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling
Attorney and acclaimed T.V. writer Jonathan Shapiro on his new book, Lawyers, Liars, and the Art of Storytelling.
Springtime for Equality
The Supreme Court has made marriage equality the norm, but not the way anyone thought they might.
Don Franzen Talks with Lisa Bloom
Don Franzen talks to Lisa Bloom about Trayvon Martin.
Five Minutes with Glenn Greenwald
LARB's legal affairs editor, Don Franzen caught up with Glenn Greenwald during his hectic day in Los Angeles and had a
Randall Kennedy on Affirmative Action
Not all discrimination is bad.
CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare
An Interview with MEDEA BENJAMIN by Allegra Funsten A Review of Benjamin's Drone Warfare by Don Franzen
Drone Warfare: Jus Ad Bellum?
Drone warfare: Medea Benjamin argues stridently, and not always effectively, against it.
The Lawyer as Storyteller: The Case of William C. Gordon
STORYTELLING is at the heart of a trial lawyer’s trade — to win a trial you have to tell and sell
Rape in the Military: Ben Klay's Testimony
Image: Ben Klay and Ariana Klay) RECENT HEADLINES highlight the plight of rape victims seeking legal redress for violations suffered while
The Supreme Court Again Examines Whether All Are Created Equal
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. — Aristotle (Politics) THIS NATION'S
Unenumerated Rights: A Conversation with Akhil Reed Amar
AKHIL REED AMAR IS STERLING PROFESSOR of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and occasionally a visiting professor at Harvard,
Reading the Text: An Interview with Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court
ANTONIN SCALIA IS THE SENIOR Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court — he was appointed in 1986 by President Ronald
Supreme Hubris: Theories of Judicial Activism
YESTERDAY, ON JUNE 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius upheld,