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Readings

Below are the reading materials from Alumni Weekend 2008 panel participants.  Please feel free to read these materials even if you are not seeking CLE credit.  To learn more about CLE, click on the CLE link on the left. 

Friday, October 3, 2008

I.  In the Groves of Academe and Beyond: The Lifetime Labors of Charles Reich ’52 and John Simon ‘53

Article by Roger D. Citron, ’92:
"Charles Reich's Journey From the Yale Law Journal to the New York Times Best Sellers List: The Personal History of The Greening of America,"
New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 52 2007/08

II.  Liberty and Security in the Next Administration: War, Rights, and Antiterrorism

Articles by David D. Cole, ’83:
 “Justice at War: The Men and Ideas That Shaped America’s War on Terror”
New York: New York Review of Books, 2008.
"Undoing Bush: The Constitution"
Harper's Magazine, June 2007, p44-45.
“The New McCarthyism: Repeating History in the War on Terrorism”
Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1 (2003)

Book by David D. Cole ’82 and Jules Lobel:
Less Safe, Less Free: Why We Are Losing the War on Terror
New Press, 2007.

Articles by Stuart Taylor, Jr:
Interrogation: Fixing the Law
National Journal Magazine, May 3, 2008
Our Leaders Are Not War Criminals
National Journal Magazine, June 28, 2008
Terror: We Need New Laws “ 
National Journal Magazine, Aug 2, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I.  Immigration Policy in the 21st Century

Essay by David A. Martin, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia:
The Immigration Debate”, 2008

Essay by Bruce A. Morrison:
"Employment Verification and Mandatory Reitraion--a Tigger that Works"

Also by Bruce A. Morrison:
Op-Ed Drafted for Democratic Congressional Candidate (2006)

II.  Toward the Next Generation of Environmental Policy

Douglas Kysar,
"CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental Statutes,” Center for Progressive Reform, Washington, DC

Articles suggested by Michael J. Graetz:
"Redefining Recession: A New Yardstick for Measuring Slumps is Long Overdue," The Economist, September 11, 2008
"Wait and See: The Fed Reckons the Financial Crisis has not yet Seriously Undermined the Economic Outlook," The Economist, September 17, 2008
"Nightmare on Wall Street: A Weekend of High Drama Reshapes American Finance," The Economist, September 15, 2008
"U.S. Housing Slump May Exceed Great Depression," The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2008
"Credit and Blame; Buttonwood," The Economist, September 13, 2008

III.  Is This Just a Normal Downturn – or Is Something Badly Broken?

Articles by Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research:
Despite Wild Swings, Election's Underlying Themes Remain”, September 10, 2008, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Defending the Insiders,” September 15, 2008, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Articles by Robert Pozen '72:
"If Private Equity Sized Up Your Business," Harvard Business Review, 2007
"How to Revive Securitization Markets," Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2008
"Think First, Bail Out Later," New York Times, June 1, 2008
"Much Needed Beacon for Investors," Financial Times, June 19, 2008

IV.  Health Care Reform in the Next Administration: Promises and Perils?

Reports suggested by Brent Henry '73:

"Health Care in Massachusetts: Key Indicators," Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy
January 2008
June 2008
August 2008