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Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Eric Posner is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. His current research interests include financial regulation, international law, and constitutional law. His books include The Twilight of International Human Rights (2014), Economic Foundations of International Law (with Alan Sykes) (2013), The Perils of Global Legalism (2009), and The Limits of International Law (with Jack Goldsmith) (2005). He is of counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, and writes a column for Slate on legal issues. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.

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Europe is ahead of the United States in repairing the damage to privacy the Internet—and especially Google—has wrought.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Presidents have more power today, but there are good historical reasons for the trend.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Presidential action since the publishing of The Executive Unbound in 2011.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The president is simultaneously leader of the country, a party, and the executive branch. The conflicts between these leadership roles put heavy constraints on his power.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Obama’s new immigration program is perfectly legal and should not be blocked.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The deferred action program does not violate the Constitution. But it may modify political norms that control what the president can do.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
It’s a routine exercise of presidential power.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
While the Constitution vests in Congress the power to “declare war,” presidents have launched military attacks on their own for many decades.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
It’s wishful thinking, on the part of Obama’s critics, to argue that it’s unconstitutional for the president to shift immigration policy by changing enforcement priorities.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Obama’s just doing what he’s empowered to do.
Monday, February 3, 2014
And if Congress won’t act, he should use it.
Friday, January 4, 2013