Tag Archives: Public Policy

What We Do Is So Important

My colleague, Ilhyung Lee, pointed me to another graduation speech highlighting the importance of generally listening respectfully to and engaging with people we disagree with.  He sent me a link to a speech by University of Chicago Law Professor Tom Ginsburg, entitled “Conversation and Democracy.”  I had cited Bret Stephen’s speech and Jen Reynolds linked … Continue reading What We Do Is So Important

The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial-Part 2

I posted my short article, The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial, on the NYC-DR listserv, which prompted several responses including this one: Given the magnitude of the settlement I question whether the judge imploring the parties to settle made much difference.  I do think the decisions on the summary judgment motion, which left open only … Continue reading The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial-Part 2

The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial

I just wrote another short piece you might want to read, The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial.  Here’s the abstract. About 20 years ago, there was a flurry of worries about “the vanishing trial.”  Professor Marc Galanter described trials as having the potential for “deep accountability” where facts are exposed and responsibility is assessed.  The … Continue reading The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial

The Importance of Really Listening – For Ourselves, Others, and Democracy

I recently posted a short article you might want to read, The Importance of Really Listening – For Ourselves, Others, and Democracy.  Here’s the abstract. This article discusses how listening carefully can help others and ourselves and is important for healthy democratic processes.  Relying on Kathryn Schulz’s book, Being Wrong:  Adventures in the Margin of … Continue reading The Importance of Really Listening – For Ourselves, Others, and Democracy

Fox’s Sizzling Bazookas

Dominion Voting Systems’s filings for its motion for summary judgment included incredible smoking gun evidence that Fox News and its parent, Fox Corporation, knowingly published false statements with wild allegations about Dominion’s supposed role in promoting voter fraud in the 2020 election. The court’s ruling on the motion last week was much more damning than Dominion’s … Continue reading Fox’s Sizzling Bazookas

AI, ADR, and Anxiety

This post started as a response to Jen Reynolds’s comment about my Avatar Mediation post.  It has grown into this new post about AI generally, growing anxiety about it and the state of the world, and how we can manage this anxiety. AI Risks . . . and Potential Benefits Jen wrote, “I hope that … Continue reading AI, ADR, and Anxiety

Fox’s Smoking Gun

Black’s Law Dictionary definition of “smoking gun” could be Dominion Voting System’s brief supporting its motion for summary judgment against Fox “News.” Dominion’s argument is summed up in a Washington Post headline, “Fox News feared losing viewers by airing truth about election, documents show.  ‘Everything at stake here,’ billionaire founder Rupert Murdoch wrote to a … Continue reading Fox’s Smoking Gun