April 2007 Vol. 105 No. 6 THE REVIEW
ARTICLES

Foreword: Settler's Remorse

Floyd Abrams

2007 Survey of Books Relating to the Law

Who can quarrel with the notion that settling civil cases is generally a good thing? Litigation is expensive, time-consuming, preoccupying, and often personally destructive. Our courts are overburdened and, in any event, imperfect decision-making entities. It may even be true that, more often than not, “the absolute result of a trial is not as high a quality of justice as is the freely negotiated, give a little, take a little settlement.”
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Milton: Paradise Lost

Jillisa Brittan & Richard A. Posner
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Welsh S. White: Litigating in the Shadow of Death: Defense Attorneys in Capital Cases

Sean D. O'Brien
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Laird: Utterly Monkey Roosevelt: In the Shadow of the Law

William D. Henderson & David Zaring
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Posner & Vermeule: Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts

Mark S. Davies
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James Boyd White: Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force

Walter Brueggemann
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The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform: Simple, Fair, and Pro-Growth: Proposals to Fix America's Tax System

Lawrence Zelenak
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Stewart: DisneyWar

Kenneth M. Rosen
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Hamilton: God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law

Douglas Laycock
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A Response to Professor Laycock

Marci A. Hamilton
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Hovenkamp: The Antitrust Enterprise: Principle and Execution

Daniel A. Crane
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Aoki, Boyle, & Jenkins: Bound by Law?

Jessica Sawyer Wang
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Scott: Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery

Mark Tushnet
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Epstein: How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution

Michael Allan Wolf
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Peters: Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Lubna A. Alam
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Waller: Thurman Arnold: A Biography

Mark Fenster
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Yoshino: Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Paul Horwitz
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Peppers: Courtiers of the Marble Palace: The Rise and Influence of the Supreme Court Law Clerk
Ward & Weiden: Sorcerers' Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at the United States Supreme Court

Benjamin C. Mizer
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Davis: Electing Justice: Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process
Dworkin: Justice in Robes

Tom Lininger
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Rosen: The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America

Neal Devins
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Kamir: Framed: Women in Law and Film

Rebecca Johnson
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Cherry: Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market

Michele Goodwin
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