Cass Sunstein

Cass R. Sunstein

is the Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Chicago Law School and the author of more than a dozen books, including After the Rights Revolution, Designing Democracy and most recently, The Cost-Benefit State.

In 1980, John Paul Stevens stood at the center of the Supreme Court. Today, he is its most left-wing member -- and he hasn't changed. Read more


Advocacy of illegal violence to kill people is not necessarily constitutionally protected speech. Read more

Law and Justice

Kenneth Starr's behavior as independent counsel follows a pattern set in other investigations: the problem lies in the incentives and unchecked power of the office. Read more

Law and Justice

A leading scholar in constitutional law examines the future path of the Supreme Court. The Court's right turn is nothing to celebrate, but liberals should welcome the return of issues to the political arena. Read more

Law and Justice

Regulation of the air, the water, and the workplace has made things much better. But we could achieve even better results by regulating with incentives. Read more

Energy and the Environment

An exchange on whether American social and economic policy should emphasize special programs for blacks and other racial minorities or a more universal approach aimed equally at disadvantaged whites. Read more

Civil Rights in America

The First Amendment protects the exchange of ideas, not verbal assaults. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture