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Columbia Law School Clip Report, November 1–15, 2019

ABA Journal—November 1
Lawyers are unleashing a flurry of lawsuits to step up the fight against climate change
Columbia Law School professor Michael Gerrard launched the Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative, which is a brain trust and a litigation resource, in January 2019 in conjunction with Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner and is senior counsel. In 2009, Gerrard founded and is faculty director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia, which maintains an up-to-date public database that tracks all climate change case law worldwide.


HuffPost India—November 1
Data Localisation Will Be Challenging For Indian Industry, Cautions VFS Global Data Protection Officer
In an article for HuffPost IndiaEben Moglen, Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School, and Mishi Choudhary, a technology lawyer and managing partner at Mishi Choudhary & Associates, wrote that “the provision related to data localisation will end up increasing the costs for any new company by depriving them the benefits of ‘cloud computing’.”


Jacobin Magazine—November 1
Don’t Expand the War on Terror in the Name of Antiracism
As an extensive report by Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute demonstrated, material support convictions have encompassed prosecuting Muslim charities like the Holy Land Foundation, and criminalizing the translation of websitesallowing friends to store luggage in your apartment, and loaning money for plane tickets. Buying travel tickets or going on paintball excursions, which Americans do all the time, figure as suspicious activities for Muslims.]
 

The National Law Review—November 1
No Copyright Case Too Small: Content Creators Rejoice or Casual Infringers Beware?
In fact, June Besek, the executive director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School, recently told the ABA Journal that many infringers knowingly exploit copyrighted material because they are confident they will never be challenged.]


The New York Times—November 1
The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: The Week Ahead
“You don’t have the months and months of research that you had in the Starr and Cox and Jaworski investigations,” said Philip Bobbitt, a law professor at Columbia and impeachment scholar, referring to the independent counsels that investigated Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.


Wag Magazine—November 1
FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS
What Edward Klaris is most passionate about is working with the big portfolios of multinational companies that hire creative people, ensuring that their brands have their trademark, copyright and logo ducks all in a row and are getting the right kind and amount of exposure. . . . “as a rule, the First Amendment is weightier than the right to privacy,” says Klaris, who has taught a seminar on media law, commercial speech, privacy and intellectual property at Columbia Law School since 2005.
[Note: Klaris is a lecturer in the Law School.]


Arizona Daily Star—November 2
Prosecutors seek to ban border-aid volunteer from mentioning Trump in court
Prosecutors are acknowledging that the mention of Trump or his policies would likely reflect badly on their cases against immigrant-rights advocates, said Katherine Franke, a law professor at Columbia University. She is also the director of a law project at Columbia that filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Warren’s case due to his religious liberty claim.


Politico—November 2
POLITICO Playbook: Beto’s last 2020 mic drop
“What John Rawls Missed,” by Jedediah Britton-Purdy in TNR – per TheBrowser.com’s description: “How did John Rawls became the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, given that his Theory Of Justice was immediately confounded by developments in American society, and reads now as a work of pure idealism?


Who What Why—November 2
WILL EXXONMOBIL FOOL US AGAIN?
Here is Exxon’s problem, as described by Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University: If companies like Exxon accurately account for the necessary degree of regulation to prevent even more dangerous global warming from happening, it will make less and less sense to continue to invest in developing fossil fuel projects.


NBC News —November 3
Help the homeless or criminalize them? Las Vegas debates a public sleeping ban
“We already have a mass incarceration problem in this country and this just adds to that,” Maria Foscarinis, executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, said. “Giving people a criminal record just makes the problem worse because it’s just that much harder to get housing, even to get into shelters sometimes, when you have an arrest record and it starts a cycle that is just destructive.”
[Note: Foscarinis is an alumna and a lecturer at the Law School.]


Il Foglio—November 3
Il diritto del capitale (Italian)
There are not many legal books that deserve the attention of non-jurists. "The Code of Capital" (Princeton University Press) by Katharina Pistor is one of them.


The New York Times—November 4
Facebook Isn’t Just Allowing Lies, It’s Prioritizing Them
By Tim Wu
Facebook is now the outlier, and it is increasingly hard to understand why it is insisting on accepting not only political advertising, but even deliberate and malicious lies if they are in the form of paid advertisements. Given how much can go wrong — and has gone wrong — the question everyone is asking is: Why does Facebook think it needs to be in this game?
[Note: This article was referenced in Le MondePolitico’s Morning Tech newsletter and The Verge.]


Associated Press—November 4
US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal
The reason for the long-term emissions drop is because the U.S. is using less coal and has tightened air quality standards, while Trump is pushing for more coal and loosening those standards, said Michael Gerrard, who heads Columbia Law School’s climate change legal center.
[Note: This article appeared in numerous media outlets worldwide. Amid news concerning the Trump Administration’s notice that it is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, Gerrard was also quoted in The Telegraph and Rheinische Post.]


The Baffler—November 4
R.I.P., Kill Your TV
As Tim Wu recounts in The Attention Merchants, Eugene Polley’s invention of the remote control in 1955—first produced in the shape of a gun, to “shoot out” the ads—was heralded as an empowering, even liberating technology that would end television as we knew it.


The Brown Daily Herald—November 4
Revolutionary thinker Kimberlé Crenshaw describes life as activist
Kimberlé Crenshaw was only nine years old when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in April 1968. . . . “It just seemed so wrong to me that this man could lose his life fighting for us, fighting for the we,” Crenshaw recounted to a packed audience of students and community members in Salomon on Monday night. . . . Crenshaw is a law professor at the University of California Los Angeles and Columbia Law School and an acclaimed lawyer best known for developing Critical Race Theory and the term intersectionality.


MarketWatch—November 4
Are Big Tech acquisitions feeding antitrust probes?
In all, Facebook has devoured nearly 100 companies — many of them competitors that included WhatsApp and Instagram — since 2007 without the federal government challenging one purchase. It shut down at least 39 companies, some of which may have represented future competitors, according to Tim Wu, a professor of law, science, and technology at Columbia University.


Weekendavisen—November 4
Trumps sidekick (Danish)
Some of Giuliani's acquaintances from that era today find it difficult to understand how he ended up as the president's high-scoring and risk-averse fixer. "The person who steps forward now doesn't seem very recognizable to me," says Columbia law professor Daniel Richman, who worked for Giuliani during his time as federal chief prosecutor in New York.


CNN—November 5
On Trump taxes, the Supreme Court should do the right thing
By Jennifer Rodgers
Given the limited nature of this issue, its lack of importance to the nation, and the fact that the weight of the precedent falls entirely on the side of requiring compliance with the subpoena, the Supreme Court should decline to hear the case.
[Note: Rodgers is a lecturer at the law school and serves on the advisory board of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (CAPI).]


LexBlog—November 5
Toxic Unicorns: What Has Been Missed About WeWork’s Fiasco
By John C. Coffee Jr.
What you probably did not know, however, is that there is one additional reason why WeWork skidded from a $47 billion valuation (based on a final round of private equity financing in January 2019) to near bankruptcy in October, only weeks after it released its prospectus. This reason involves a relatively new practice called the “IPO ratchet.”


Frontline—November 5
Artificial Intelligence Can Be Biased. Here’s What You Should Know.
But one thing we did for this study, which I would stress for anybody who’s thinking about doing research in algorithmic bias or concerned with algorithmic bias and AI harms, is we did an intersectional analysis. . . . And the inspiration for this was from Kimberlé Crenshaw, a legal scholar who in 1989 introduced the term of intersectionality.
[Note: Crenshaw and her work on intersectionality were also referenced in media outlets including El ComercioThe Daily CalifornianGal-Dem, and Die Zeit.]

 
Gothamist—November 5
With Crime At Record Lows, Should NYC Have Fewer Cops?
Jeffrey Fagan, a law professor at Columbia University who specializes in police accountability and criminal law, said that the connection between the size of the police force and crime patterns is not so cut and dry.


National Parks Traveler—November 5
Clamping Down On Climate Science At The National Park Service
The Columbia University School of Law’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law tracks federal, state, and other actions to “silence science.” In the last two years, according to the center, two other land agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service, have removed references to climate change from the WaterSMART program and a wilderness website, respectively.


New York Post—November 5
Remaking the courts may be Trump’s biggest, best success
Legal scholars like Philip Hamburger have persuasively questioned the constitutionality of the manner in which federal regulatory agencies have been allowed to operate.


The (Toronto) Star—November 5
Here’s what’s next in the Trump impeachment inquiry process
As Columbia University legislation professor Richard Briffault noted, there aren’t many precedents for how an impeachment inquiry might proceed — and “each one is unique” — but there are some things that can be expected in the next stage of the process.


Law.com—November 6
Recent Developments Concerning Agency Guidance Documents
By Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan
These recent developments demonstrate how elected officials and courts are continuously attempting to strike a balance between curtailing the use of guidance to expand the authority of administrative agencies and the legitimate use of informal guidance documents to engage the public and regulated community on complex technical or policy issues. Recent pronouncements by the president and decisions by courts in New York confirm that EPA and DEC can expect to find themselves at the center of this balancing act.]


SCOTUSblog—November 6
Argument preview: Justices to consider when creditors in bankruptcy can appeal orders denying relief from the automatic stay
By Ronald Mann
When the Supreme Court hears its first bankruptcy argument of the fall next week in Ritzen Group v. Jackson Masonry, many in the audience may wonder why the justices chose to review such a seemingly minor and technical question . . . In fact, though it may require more of an explanation than I can provide in a post like this one, the subject is of some importance to the bankruptcy process.


InsideClimate News—November 6
Exxon's Climate Fraud Trial Nears Its End: What Does the State Have to Prove to Win?
John Coffee, a professor and director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School, said that a ruling against Exxon would put other companies on notice about what they must disclose to investors, too. . . . If Exxon prevails, that could discourage other efforts to try to go after companies for their climate disclosures, said Michael Gerrard, who runs the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.]
 

SCOTUSblog—November 7
Argument analysis: Justices debate liability of insiders for mismanagement of pension plans that invest in employer stock
By Ronald Mann
The argument yesterday morning in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander suggests that the justices are not yet settled on a consensus resolution to this case.]
 

CBS News—November 7
Democratic presidential candidates oppose Las Vegas' controversial law banning homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks
"The federal government hands out a lot of money to states and cities and it attaches all kinds of conditions to that money," said Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty.]
 

Christian Science Monitor—November  7
The 25th Amendment: Three questions about a tool to oust presidents
“The people in Congress, people who were shaken by this terrible event, wondered what would have happened if, having sustained a terrible head injury, he had nevertheless survived,” says Philip Bobbitt, director of the Center for National Security Law at Columbia Law School and professor at the University of Texas School of Law. “That happened to James Garfield.”]
 

Law.com—November 7
Privacy 'Here to Stay': Data Security Lawyers Discuss Challenges at NY Event
Columbia Law School professor of law, science and technology Tim Wu, who spoke about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, U.S. state laws and anticipated U.S. federal law on data privacy, said, “The level of public desire for privacy is very, very high.“]


MSNBC | Deadline: White House—November 7
Latest transcript release describes alarm over pressure campaign on Ukraine (Video)
NICOLE WALLACE: [02:31] With us at the table . . . former federal prosecutor for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Berit Berger. . . . [10:31] In her [Ambassador Yovanovitch] transcript, we learned on Monday, I think, she still feels threatened.
BERGER: And I understand why she does. It’s harassment at its most basic.
[Note: Berger is the executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity. In her capacity as a legal analyst for MSNBC, she also appeared on Deadline: White HouseLive with Stephanie Ruhle, and The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.]


Press Trust of India—November 7
4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US
In California, Indian-American Mano Raju won his election to remain San Francisco's Public Defender. Raju, whose parents migrated to the US from Tamil Nadu, attended Columbia University as an undergraduate where he researched Critical Race Theory under Professor Kendall Thomas.
[Note: This article appeared in multiple news outlets worldwide.]


Associated Press—November 8
Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation (Video)
John Coffee, Professor at Columbia Law School: There already was a stipulation settling and winding up and liquidating the Donald Trump Foundation. All that came in new in this decision was this personal liability for $2 million, which is small in terms of what the overall case could have required.
[Note: This video appeared in multiple news outlets worldwide.]


Columbia Daily Spectator—November 8
“Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?”: a debate on the permissions and restrictions of free speech
“Should We Tolerate the Intolerant?” was a debate between Denis Lacorne and Bernard Harcourt, moderated by Sheri Berman, centered around today’s increasingly divided political landscape and ambiguous definitions of tolerance and intolerance. . . . Harcourt is a law and political science professor at the Law School, and has authored “The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens.”


Law and Crime—November 9
Law Professor’s Constitutional Defense of Trump Gets Dragged by Colleagues as ‘Embarrassingly Incorrect’
Reactions continued to pour in the hours since Calabresi’s op-ed was posted. Columbia Law School professor Jamal Greene: Notably, it would follow under this analysis that grand juries routinely violate the Sixth Amendment as well


Los Angeles Times—November 10
How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster
“More than any other place, the Marshall Islands is a victim of the two greatest threats facing humanity — nuclear weapons and climate change,” said Michael Gerrard, a legal scholar at Columbia University’s law school. “The United States is entirely responsible for the nuclear testing there, and its emissions have contributed more to climate change than those from any other country.”
[Note: Gerrard’s comments appeared in multiple media outlets worldwide.]


The New Republic—November 11
The Case for Climate Hope
This “season of denialism” is the subject of Jedediah Purdy’s new collection of essays, This Land is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth. Purdy, a law professor at Columbia who specializes in environmental politics, describes this new denialism as stemming from “a lack of faith” in humanity, rather than “ignorance” of environmental truths.


The New York Times—November 11
Opinion: You Must Never Vote for Bloomberg
The Columbia Law School professor Jeffrey Fagan produced a report that became part of a class-action lawsuit against the city in 2010. It found that: “[s]eizures of weapons or contraband are extremely rare. Overall, guns are seized in less than 1 percent of all stops: 0.15 percent … Contraband, which may include weapons but also includes drugs or stolen property, is seized in 1.75 percent of all stops.”


The New York Times—November 11
What, if Anything, Should Be Done to Rein in Big Tech?
The most drastic remedy would be to break up the Big Tech companies. The most detailed proposal is a split-up plan for Facebook from two antitrust experts, Scott Hemphill of New York University and Tim Wu of Columbia University, and Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook.
[Note: This article was re-published in multiple media outlets nationwide.]


The Hill—November 12
Losing their religion: AG Barr should recognize the faith of progressives
By Elizabeth Reiner Platt
new report by the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School, “Whose Faith Matters? The Fight for Religious Liberty Beyond the Christian Right,” offers a sweeping overview of the often-ignored religious liberty activism taking place outside of the conservative movement, including by those whose faith motivates them to assist immigrants, protect the environment, protest capital punishment, provide abortions, and preserve church-state separation.
[Note: Platt is the director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project.]


The Fashion Law—November 12
Ariana Grande's $10 Million Suit Against Forever 21 Has Been Set Aside, But the Fight is Far From Over
With the automatic stay in place, the matter now moves to bankruptcy court, making Grande “an ordinary creditor of Forever 21,” according to Edward Morrison, a bankruptcy law expert and professor at Columbia Law School.


The Intercept—November 12
EVERYTHING SO FAR HAS FAILED: WHY EXXON MOBIL IS BEING TAKEN TO COURT OVER CLIMATE CHANGE
“It’s only the second climate-change case ever to go to trial in the United States,” Michael Gerrard, a Columbia Law School professor and one of the world’s leading experts on climate liability litigation, told The Intercept. “And it’s the first where the plaintiffs were able to obtain discovery from any of the fossil-fuel companies.”


VICE—November 12
The Left Is Using Religious Liberty to Defend LGBTQ Rights, Abortion Access, and More
"I think the biggest overall takeaway is just to stop seeing religious liberty as a conservative value, as something that really only matters to conservatives and is really only relevant to this narrow band of claims related to LGBTQ rights and abortion,” said Elizabeth Reiner Platt, director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School and lead author of the report.


Vice—November 12
What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After Trump Got Impeached and Convicted
VICE consulted a few experts about what would surely be one of the weirdest days in American history. Philip Bobbitt is a professor of federal jurisprudence at Columbia Law School, former associate counsel to President Jimmy Carter, and co-author of Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition.


Los Angeles Times—November 13
Opinion: What slavery can teach Supreme Court justices about DACA
By Jamal Greene and Elora Mukherjee
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security acted lawfully when it rescinded DACA in 2017. While there are obvious differences between slavery and deportation, the way antebellum courts in free states thought about the security of the state’s brown-skinned residents is instructive.


SCOTUSblog—November 13
Argument analysis: Justices lean toward validating immediate appeals of bankruptcy orders denying relief from the automatic stay
By Ronald Mann
The argument does not suggest a bench that is conclusively or unanimously settled on a single answer to this case. But it does suggest a bench leaning toward a resolution that would permit a creditor an immediate appeal when a bankruptcy court refuses to lift the stay.


Bloomberg Businessweek—November 13
Open Source Code Will Survive the Apocalypse in an Arctic Cave
“If you don’t have control over the technology that runs your life, the devices and services that run your life, then your life will be run by other people using the computers,” says Eben Moglen, a law professor at Columbia who’s spent decades at the fore of the free software movement. “We made good stuff, and it was turned into ammunition against our dreams.”


Bloomberg News—November 13
A 24-Year-Old Is Suing His Pension Fund for Not Being Green Enough
Michael Gerrard, a professor of environmental, climate change and energy law at Columbia University, said that “success in litigation breeds imitation, so if McVeigh wins, people will take a close look.” “People are so desperate at the failure of governments to act adequately on climate change that they’re looking for litigation targets.”
[Note: This article was republished in multiple media outlets worldwide.]


Bloomberg News—November 13
Exxon’s Climate Trial Is Over, But the Legal War Is Just Beginning
“Unless governments take adequate action against climate change, which is highly unlikely, lawsuits will continue to pile up,” said Michael B. Gerrard, director at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.
[Note: This article was republished in multiple media outlets worldwide.]


The Guardian—November 13
Asylum: 90% of claims fall at first hurdle after US process change, lawsuit alleges
“This administration is trying to end asylum in the United States,” Elora Mukherjee, an attorney who worked on the lawsuit, told the Guardian. “What we’re seeing in the credible fear process is one part of a systemic effort by this administration to end asylum.”
[Note: Mukherjee’s comments also appeared on Documented.]


Newsweek—November 13
ENDING DACA COULD LEAVE COLLEGE STUDENTS SCRAMBLING FOR A WAY TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATIONS
"If they lose their work authorizations they may no longer have a way to finance their education," Elora Mukherjee, director of Columbia Law School's Immigrants' Rights Clinic, told Newsweek.


Newsweek—November 13
'TOMB' HOLDING 3.1 MILLION CUBIC FEET OF NUCLEAR WASTE COULD CRACK OPEN DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
"Runit Dome represents a tragic confluence of nuclear testing and climate change," Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, told reporters writing for The Guardian in 2015. "It resulted from US nuclear testing and the leaving behind of large quantities of plutonium."


Psychology Today—November 13
Does the Word "Addiction" Have Any Meaning?
Tim Wua professor at Columbia University Law School, wrote in The Washington Post (3/15/17), "Many of life's greatest passions and satisfactions are rewarding and somewhat addictive -- surfing, collecting antiques or hunting for mushrooms."


The Washington Post—November 13
President Trump’s misleading spin on the border crisis
“I have sued across three administrations on behalf of families in detention centers. I don’t think the conditions have ever been great — they’ve been pretty uniformly terrible,” said Elora Mukherjee, a Columbia law professor and attorney. “In the Trump years, it’s been much more concerning.”


Slate France—November 13
Ce qu'il se passerait dans les heures suivant la destitution de Trump (French)
"The President seems to believe that an indictment may be appealed to the courts," says Philip Bobbitt, a professor of federal jurisprudence at Columbia Law SchoolYou might see him talking about it, or some of the audience might expect it. But that is not possible."


Sojourners—November 14
WHOSE FAITH MATTERS? NEW REPORT CHALLENGES CURRENT 'RELIGIOUS LIBERTY' NARRATIVE
By Elizabeth Reiner Platt
Yet, despite the religious liberty arguments made by Warren and many others, courts, legislators, advocates, and media seem only to be concerned with “religious liberty” rights as they relate to two specific beliefs held by socially conservative Christians: opposition to LGBTQ and reproductive rights.


CNBC-TV18—November 14
Ayodhya as an article of faith: Subjecting religious beliefs to judicial scrutiny will invite trouble
Kent Greenawalt, famous University Professor at Columbia Law School in the US, offers this imminently viable interpretation: “A good many professors and other intellectuals display a hostility or skeptical indifference to religion that amounts to a thinly disguised contempt for belief in any reality beyond that discoverable by scientific inquiry and ordinary human experience.”


Columbia Daily Spectator—November 14
Columbia submits joint amicus brief defending DACA
In an announcement following Thursday’s brief, Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne Goldberg stated that Columbia’s goal in signing the brief was to emphasize the harm that ending DACA would cause to members of Columbia’s community.


Forbes—November 14
Will New York Vs. Exxon Matter?
“It is even more difficult to make out a case of securities fraud under the blue sky laws of most other states,” said Michael Gerrard, a professor at Columbia Law School.


Parade—November 14
Wonder What It's Like to Be a Surrogate? One Surrogate Mom Pens a Personal Essay on Her Experience
In a 2016 Columbia Law School report, surrogacy is referred to as a “booming, growing business,” estimating that “the industry grew by 1000 percent internationally between 2006 and 2010.”


Lawfare—November 15
A Roundtable on War Powers Reform
By Scott R. Anderson and Matthew Waxman
In recent months, serious concerns over the Trump administration’s policies towards conflicts in Syria and Yemen—as well as this summer’s handful of near-misses with Iran—have led both Democrats and a growing contingent of Republicans to revisit the law governing when and how the United States goes to war.
[Note: Anderson is a senior fellow at the National Security Law Program.]


Colorlines—November 15
Intersectionality Matters Podcast Exposes Attacks on Black Motherhood
Host Kimberlé Crenshaw—professor at Columbia Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles—walked through history with guest Dorothy Roberts, a professor and scholar in race, gender, bioethics and the law at the University of Pennsylvania.


The New York Times—November 15
Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions
But legal experts cautioned against reading too much into Friday’s order. John C. Coffee Jr., director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School, said he viewed the Oklahoma case as singular. “It only proved that a less-than-strong case against the one defendant who did not settle because it felt it could win, could still produce a plaintiff’s victory, although a modest one.”


De Tijd—November 15
Ook juristen dragen verantwoordelijkheid voor ongelijkheid (Dutch)
Everyone is interested in the parallel legal world created by lawyers out of thin air. This was recently demonstrated by Katharina Pistor, professor at Columbia Law School. In her book The Code of Capital, she brilliantly demonstrates how lawyers have for centuries specialized in coding ordinary goods into capital. For Pistor, lawyers are the masters of the code, they hold the key to capital. No law without lawyers, and no capital without law.


NRC Handelsblad—November 15
EU, begrijp nu eens: soft power is echte macht (Dutch)
Anu Bradford, professor at Columbia Law School, calls Europe an "economic superpower." She does not understand why we always debunk that ourselves.
 

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