Latest from Christina Pazzanese/Harvard Staff Writer
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
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.
Chief counsel of a respected mid-’70s Senate inquiry into improper federal investigations says the credibility of the oversight function is at stake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.