January | February 2004
Indivisible: Lincoln Caplan

The Queue Crew
By Brian Montopoli
Waiting in line for a living.

Shark Hunt
By Dashka Slater
Keeping the San Francisco bar honest.

The Right to Dry
By Dusty Horwitt
Laundry on the line.

Peruvian Guilty
By Jason Felch
The first of many trials for Vladimiro Montesinos.

PLUS: Spurned spouses who sue, the difference between a rock and an island, and babysitting with Benadryl.

By Stephen Gillers
Should a defendant be able to go to court dressed as a lobster?

No Uncertain Terms
By Stephen J. Fortunato Jr.
Is reasonable doubt a cliché or an important bar against wrongful conviction?

Let Off With a Warning
By Richard W. Garnett
In Miranda cases, maybe the Supreme Court should exercise its own right to remain silent.

The Big Kozinski
By Emily Bazelon
If the Ninth Circuit were a circus—and some say that it is—Judge Alex Kozinski would be its ringmaster. Presenting the most controversial judge on our most controversial court.

Righting the Ship of Democracy
By Bruce Ackerman & James Fishkin
A radical proposal to help voters make better decisions, and why it would have an immediate benefit.

Smooth Sailing
By Richard Posner
If spending a day talking about the issues were a worthwhile activity, you wouldn’t have to pay voters to do it.

The Wrong Tack
By Arthur Lupia
Who’s to say that people make better decisions in groups than they do on their own?


The Trials of John Edwards
Why the ace lawyer became a lackluster candidate.
By David Greenberg

Deep Impact
Lawyers bent on reforming child welfare agencies learn to love their inner bureaucrat.
By Daphne Eviatar

What’s Your Happiness Worth?
$3.2 million, says one influential economist.
By Brendan I. Koerner

Living on a judge’s salary, suing your lawyer for malpractice, and other ideas from the nation’s law reviews.


Mrs. America
The business of mail-order marriage.
By Nadya Labi

A Short History of Sunsets
Will the sun ever set on the Patriot Act or the Bush tax cuts?
By Chris Mooney

Daughters of the Cold War
Three women sue the Air Force for covering up the deaths of their fathers.
By Michael Freedman

Martha Graham’s Lamentation

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