Articles in ‘Policy Law’

Robert MacCoun

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Robert MacCoun has had a unique view of some of the most dramatic cultural shifts in American thinking over the course of his career—through the lens of a social psychologist engaged in public policy analysis.  He recalls his work on President Clinton’s 1993 task force looking into military unit cohesion if gays and lesbians […]

The Hobby Lobby Decision

November 13, 2014 | Issue 91

Of all its cases last term, the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby attracted the most strident criticism. The Court held that Hobby Lobby, a family-owned, for-profit corporation that operates a successful chain of craft stores, could not be compelled to pay for health insurance covering abortion-inducing contraceptive […]

David M. Studdert

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

David M. Studdert is living proof that the world is indeed small. Over the course of his career, he has racked up an impressive number of air miles—the “zeal for travel” reputation of his fellow Australians borne out by 14- and 24-hour journeys from his home in Melbourne to the […]

Aleecia McDonald Appointed Director of Privacy at CIS

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

Aleecia M. McDonald was appointed director of privacy at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) in December. She will lead the center’s work in online technologies, privacy, and policy, with a particular focus on self-help measures and privacy-enhancing technologies, mobile privacy challenges, global frameworks for privacy rights, and user […]

An Insider’s View: Studying the U.S. Senate with Senator Feingold

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

Extreme partisanship seems to come in waves—the current one all but crushing compromise in the nation’s capitol. While political rancor may be hitting new heights, amplified by the advent of partisan talk shows, it has been building, according to former U.S. Senator Russell D. Feingold, a 
lecturer at Stanford Law School this year.

Reporting to the Governor: Students Explore Policy 
Implications of Realignment

June 6, 2013 | Issue 88

A group of Stanford Law School students had the opportunity to experience policy work at a very high level when they presented their research findings on the implementation and impact of California’s Public Safety 
Realignment legislation (AB 109) and key aspects of the parole process for 
California “lifer” inmates directly […]