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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Casey Anthony to Rupert Murdoch, the media are debasing the public conversation—and therefore our democratic process.

Americans love to say “We're all just people.” So why are we so bent out of shape by not knowing a child’s gender?

Transgender people face assaults that run the gamut from physical to emotional. It's past time to resolve our society's discomfort with those outside the gender binary.

With all due respect to the First Amendment, we need to be careful about incendiary public speech.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church can't be punished for picketing at funerals. Is this really a win for free speech?

The real dilemma in Amy Chua's book is how to survive in a world in which the slightest nonconformity risks landing you out of a job, a home, a life.

If Republicans had their way, citizenship in America would become pay-to-play.

Adoption has become a form of trafficking in and of itself.

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Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...

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