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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

Elena Kagan has the intellect, toughness and fair-mindedness to make a great Supreme Court justice.

Michelle Obama defies the boxes in which women have been caged, expanding the force field of feminism in ecumenical and unsettling ways.

The new Obama protocols on scientific research will influence not just stem cells but climate change, genetics, sex education and food safety.

With the birth of Nadya Suleman's octuplets, we confront the virtues of motherhood, the ethics of fertility clinics and the myths we still concoct about childless women's worth.

A sobering toast to the dubious achievements of the worst president in American history.

If the American Dream is a form of worship, we need new totems to fit new and troubled times.

As our spanking-new era of optimism dawns, ask yourself, How integrated is your neighborhood?

The real scandal of the year is that Eliot Spitzer, brought low by his own bad behavior, had predatory lenders in his sights.


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