The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is an intellectual center that explores the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. The ISP is guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Our work includes copyright, media law and policy, transparency, and privacy.
Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication
In his new book, Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communications, Professor Price introduces the concept of "narratives of legitimacy," their production, their functions, efforts to regulate them and their relation to current issues of media and national identity. What are these "higher rank narratives," including succession by divine right, democratic election processes, the introduction of the caliphate, and the mysteries of Sykes-Picot (this being its 100th anniversary) and how are they faring?
The Roberts Supreme Court and the Divisions that Define It
The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts is deeply polarized. This term, with disputes over abortion, affirmative action, unions and voting rights, will particularly test the dueling camps. The evolution of these divisions can be understood through the personal histories of controlling justices, most notably Roberts, but also Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and newest Justice Elena Kagan, whose background mirrors Roberts’s. My speech will explore the Roberts Court and its alliances and antagonisms.