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Feel Free to Wear White Now

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

A colleague posted an inquiry to the internet about the social norms on wearing white clothing. She wondered if she flouted the protocol of wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day, by putting on white jeans this past Saturday -- was she too early?

For Law Students: Slippery Slopes and Lateral Thinking

Frank H. Wu | Posted 04.22.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I write for the benefit of law students to explain a type of argument. I do so by describing a real example presented by law students themselves. The ...

Imagining President Obama's Council of Elders

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Why not convene a council of unconventional elders -- academics, writers, artists, technology wizards, farmers, small business owners and public officials? They would give President Obama unfiltered advice on all sorts of issues.

Bowoto v. Chevron: Approaching the Arguments

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Gilmore

Why do police negotiators generally refuse to pay ransom for hostages? To do so would actually encourage more kidnappings by providing an incentive to would-be kidnappers.