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Noah Feldman
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2020
Sedition laws are the last resort of weak governments
It's highly unlikely anyone will be prosecuted for sedition by the DOJ, but the harm to the independence of the U.S. criminal justice system has already been done.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2020
Crisis response shows Trump isn’t a dictator
The U.S. president has shied away from trying to grab power.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 27, 2020
Leave the COVID-19 data analysis to the experts
Real experts know the dangers of winging it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 5, 2020
Trump trial is Chief Justice Roberts' nightmare
The U.S. Supreme Court leader desperately wants to seem apolitical, but good luck with that.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 3, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court's past decade could be liberals' last gasp
A shift to the right in the 2020s could last for a generation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2019
Impeachment was 2019's wildest roller coaster ride
Just when you thought political developments had coasted to a stop, events in Washington took another crazy turn.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2019
Harry and Meghan's Lawsuit Truly Could Be Bad for Free Speech
Tabloids often test the boundaries of good taste — and the freedom of press.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2019
Trump tax return case teed up to hinge on Chief Justice John Roberts
Fighting to keep his tax returns secret, President Donald Trump will soon ask the Supreme Court to grant him "temporary absolute immunity" from any criminal investigation while he's in office. The case sets up yet another test for the court's new swing voter, Chief Justice John Roberts, who is devoted...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 26, 2019
Why Trump's call is impeachment-worthy
Criminals get convicted all the time on evidence this strong.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 14, 2019
History and the logic of empires
Current events in Asia echo the days of British rule.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 25, 2019
You can trademark whatever words you want now
The Supreme Court takes a big step toward an absolute view of free speech by allowing the registration of a 'scandalous' clothing line name.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 16, 2019
If Assange encouraged leaks, so what?
The WikiLeaks founder's arrest amplifies a vital free-speech conversation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 25, 2019
Trump's collusion nightmare is finally over
The summary of the Mueller report shows the president's campaign didn't close the loop as Russians tried to manipulate the election.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 19, 2019
Why Trump is stuck with 'Saturday Night Live'
A federal rule requiring fairness on broadcast TV is gone, and that's probably for the better.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 12, 2019
Huawei's lawsuit against U.S. won't win in court
It's hard to argue that the Chinese telecommunications company has a constitutional right to U.S. government contracts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 3, 2018
The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism
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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 20, 2018
Democracy needs the press as an 'opposition party'
We need to remember that a free press preserves democracy mostly by allowing for the expression of alternative points of view.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 21, 2018
Pros and cons of Trump's randomness
A key feature of a nonprincipled, fast-alternating foreign policy is that no one knows exactly what you are going to do next.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 28, 2018
China faces the downsides of dictatorship
The period of term-limited presidents corresponded with unprecedented growth. Now Xi Jinping is changing the rules
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 22, 2018
Even a final, irreversible deal can be broken
Japan and South Korea are wrangling again over an apology for 'comfort women.' That tells us something about international law.

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