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No foreign policy topic currently garners more attention in the United States than its relationship with China, especially in light of China’s rise over the past few decades as an economic, technological, military, and strategic power and rival. In this episode, Neysun Mahboubi discusses with Yan Xuetong, one of China’s leading experts on internati…
 
Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick joins Supreme Myths to talk about the gross inequities in our plea bargaining criminal justice system, how politics and prosecutions often go together, and other aspects of how justice and the search for truth play less of a role in our criminal law than most people think. In the end, we also discussed law reviews, l…
 
Professor Jonathan Adler and Eric Segall talk about the Supreme Court’s recent term. Adler, a prominent libertarian, and Segall frequently debate on Twitter. They discuss all the big cases this year as well as Chief Justice Roberts and his alleged penchant for moving the law slowly (except when he does not want to).…
 
Colorado Law professor Nancy Leong discusses her forthcoming book “Identity Capitalists.” Leong argues that we are all “identity capitalists” who use race, gender, etc., to further our own aspirations. They also discuss how Brett Kavanaugh, Colin Kaepernick, and other famous people use identity capitalism in their own lives and careers.…
 
One of the hallmarks of Xi Jinping’s tenure as China’s leader, since 2012, has been the notable strengthening of the state’s coercive architecture, through which it endeavors to control Chinese society. In particular, Xi Jinping’s administration has substantially restructured the legal and institutional frameworks underpinning China’s domestic secu…
 
Whatever the likelihood or implications of a potential truce in the US-China trade war, it seems clear that the overall relationship between the two countries has lately entered into a new, more harder-edged phase, defined by competition and perhaps even conflict in multiple areas: economic, technological, ideological, strategic, and conceivably mi…
 
Dramatic protests in Hong Kong over the past four months, initially over a now-withdrawn draft law that would permit extraditions to mainland China, have brought to worldwide attention broader fears amongst Hong Kong residents that their city is losing its distinctive legal and political characteristics, that were supposedly to be preserved under C…
 
Dramatic protests in Hong Kong this month, over a draft law that would permit extraditions to mainland China, underscore broader fears amongst Hong Kong residents that their city is losing its distinctive legal and political characteristics, that were supposedly to be preserved under Chinese rule, according to the principle of “One Country, Two Sys…
 
Today, the reality and consequences of China’s rise have come to dominate news headlines the world over. Along with China’s growing wealth and power have come new tensions, with the United States and other countries, that further require better understanding of China’s story, in all its different facets. Given the stakes, there may never have been …
 
Despite little foreshadowing before he took office, President Xi Jinping has emerged as perhaps the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. This was reinforced in March 2018 when China’s National People’s Congress voted overwhelmingly to abolish presidential term limits, as had been stipulated under the 1982 PRC Constitution, a feature which…
 
As Chinese economic growth slows to its lowest rate in 30 years, there is rising concern (including among some Chinese scholars and officials) about the long-term viability of China's distinctive form of state-led capitalism, sometimes characterized in terms of a "China Model". Nevertheless, the Chinese government still appears committed to the app…
 
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