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Latest from Christina Pazzanese/Harvard Staff Writer

  • Eli M. Rosenbaum.

    It started the summer he first hunted Nazis

    April 7, 2023

    With decades of experience prosecuting war crimes, Eli Rosenbaum '80 turns his attention to Russia

  • A person walks by a closed SVB branch entrance.

    Bailouts for everyone?

    March 16, 2023

    Daniel Tarullo, who served as a Fed regulator, discusses the moral hazard and the implications for inflation after the SVB collapse rocks Washington and Wall Street.

  • The Church Committee, a bipartisan committee created to investigate the CIA, FBI, and other U.S. intelligence gathering agencies, February 1975.

    Why Church Committee alums urged new House panel to avoid partisanship

    March 3, 2023

    Chief counsel of a respected mid-’70s Senate inquiry into improper federal investigations says the credibility of the oversight function is at stake.

  • Close up of prison bars.

    Supreme Court may halt health care guarantees for inmates

    March 3, 2023

    Experts on law and policy say the originalist view used to overturn Roe v. Wade could upend a 1976 ruling based on the cruel and unusual punishment clause.

  • Kenneth Roth.

    Is global tide turning in favor of autocrats?

    February 16, 2023

    Former Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth says that autocrats tend to become more isolated and make poorer decisions as they consolidate power.

  • Professor I. Glenn Cohen addresses audience from a podium.

    Lessons of Roe, 50 years later

    February 2, 2023

    Speakers at a Radcliffe Institute conference look at the divisive, fraught history of Roe v. Wade and predict where legal battles will go next.

  • Four panelists on a screen.

    Why did so many buy COVID misinformation? It works like magic.

    January 20, 2023

    Harvard Law panelists say both exploit how brains process information.

  • Amendments should start with states

    December 6, 2022

    Stephen Sachs, the Antonin Scalia Professor of Law, outlines a way to smooth the Constitutional amendment process without softening it.

  • Jamie Raskin.

    Will anything come of Jan. 6 hearings?

    November 30, 2022

    Jamie Raskin, a member of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, previews the committee's final report, sketches out possible legal charges, and discusses proposals for election-process changes.

  • Change the Senate

    November 29, 2022

    Constitutional law expert Vicki Jackson argues that the disproportionate voting power of smaller states in the U.S. Senate creates a ‘significant democratic deficit.’

  • Enshrine an affirmative right to vote

    November 21, 2022

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin argues that a Constitutional amendment enshrining the right to vote would demonstrate ‘absolute commitment’ to full participation in U.S. democracy.

  • Let’s fix how we fix the Constitution

    November 14, 2022

    Constitutional law expert Sanford Levinson on the ‘enduring dysfunctionality’ of Article V.

  • A woman in a red dress speaking David Wilkins in the background

    No C-suite is an island

    September 21, 2022

    During the daylong conference “Reimagining the Role of Business in the Public Square,” panelists weighed the responsibilities corporations have to the country and exchanged ideas about how to move firms further on their environmental, social, and governance — or ESG — pledges.

  • Stephen Breyer seated in a light colored chair in front of a crimson backdrop.

    Breyer offers advice on being on losing side

    September 12, 2022

    In his first Harvard event since retiring from the Supreme Court in June, former Associate Justice Stephen Breyer spoke to incoming Harvard Law students about his time on the court, the job that most shaped his career as a jurist, and why his questions at oral argument were so famously idiosyncratic.

  • White House in spring

    New book looks at how Trump has remade the presidency

    February 4, 2020

    In “Unmaking the Presidency,” HLS lecturer on law Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey ’13 say Trump has bucked norms and expanded power, but whether others will follow his lead is unclear.

  • Nancy Pelosi stands holding the gavel during impeachment vote against President Trump.

    Minow, Gordon-Reed probe what impeachment means and where it leads

    December 19, 2019

    To gain a better understanding of the issues in play following the House impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Harvard Gazette asked faculty and affiliates in history, law, politics, government, psychology, and media to offer their thoughts.

  • Inside the Mueller inquiry and the ‘deep state’

    October 25, 2019

    In a new book, "Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law," Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James B. Stewart ’76 offers a vivid, fly-on-the-wall account of the events that led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment by Rod Rosenstein ’89, and its aftermath.

  • In new book, Goldsmith probes family ties to Hoffa disappearance

    October 2, 2019

    In the recently-released "In Hoffa's Shadow," Jack Goldsmith digs into the case to possibly solve the mystery of the disappearance—and to clear his stepfather’s name.