Due to weather conditions, all classes at Cardozo Law at 4 p.m. and later on March 5, 2015 are canceled.
The library is open until 9 p.m. The BMI Moot Court Competition is still taking place.
Much of the Center's work involves hosting conferences, which in turn produce articles for the Cardozo Law Review or other journals. In addition, the Center produces a series of Occasional Papers and other free-standing reports and monographs.
(1) Anthony Lewis, The Press and the "War on Terror": A Failure of Courage?
Originally presented at the Floersheimer Center's 2004 Conference, Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Security, and the Free Press, this paper argues that the news media have failed to cover adequately the Bush Administration's failure to safeguard civil liberties in pursuing its war on terrorism. He argues that the press has a critical role to play in checking presidential excesses during wartime because the courts and Congress tend to defer to the President.
(2) David R. Johnson, Susan P. Crawford, & John G. Palfrey, Jr., The Accountable Net, bound with The Accountable Net Roundtable
This paper argues that we should regulate the internet collectively through self-regulation, not through governmental mandates. The authors contend that new technologies will facilitate a more decentralized governance structure in which citizens, not the government, monitor and police each other to limit socially undesirable forms of internet activity.
(3) Gail H. Miller, Defining Torture
This monograph is a sweeping survey of the legal definition of torture under domestic and international law. Although virtually all nations condemn torture, ambiguity about what conduct amounts to torture creates space that governments can exploit to engage in harsh, cruel methods of interrogation. For this reason, the paper argues, it is important to develop a clear and uniform definition of torture. An addendum to the paper is available here, and the appendix is available here.
(1) Papers from the symposium Innovative Approaches to Immigrant Representation: Exploring New Partnerships, held on May 3, 2011, appeared in Volume 33, number 2 of the Cardozo Law Review (December 2011). A pdf version of each article is available by clicking on its title below:
Robert A. Katzmann, Foreword
Lewis J. Liman, Justice Stevens's Legacy and Immigrant Representation
Lori Adams & Alida Lasker, The Asylum Representation Project and the Leon Levy Fellowship at Human Rights First: An Innovative Partnership to Increase Pro Bono Representation for Indigent Asylum-Seekers
Anne R. Traum, Constitutional Immigration Law on Its Own Path
Lindsay C. Nash, Considering the Scope of Advisal Duties Under Padilla
Geoffrey Heeren, Illegal Aid: Legal Assistance to Immigrants in the United States
Special Content from the New York Immigrant Representation Study Group:
(2) Papers from the conference Twenty Years After Employment Division v. Smith: Assessing the Twentieth Century's Landmark Case on the Free Exercise of Religion and How It Changed History, held on October 6-8, 2010, appeared in Volume 32, number 5 of the Cardozo Law Review (May 2011). A pdf version of each article is available by clicking on its title below:
David B. Frohnmayer, Employment Division v. Smith: "The Sky that Didn't Fall"
Alan Brownstein, The Religion Clauses as Mutually Reinforcing Mandates: Why the Arguments for Rigorously Enforcing the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause Are Stronger when Both Clauses Are Taken Seriously
Angela C. Carmella, Exemptions and the Establishment Clause
Richard W. Garnett, The Political (and Other) Safeguards of Religious Freedom
Leslie C. Griffin, Smith and Women’s Equality
Steven D. Jamar, Religious Use of Copyrighted Works After Smith, RFRA, and Eldred
Ira C. Lupu & Robert W. Tuttle, The Forms and Limits of Religious Accommodation: The Case of RLUIPA
Nelson Tebbe, Smith in Theory and Practice
Laura S. Underkuffler, Odious Discrimination and the Religious Exemption Question
(3) Papers from the conference The Domestic Commander in Chief, held on April 16, 2007, appeared in Volume 29, number 3 of the Cardozo Law Review (January 2008). A pdf version of each article is available by clicking on its title below:
David L. Franklin, Enemy Combatants and the Jurisdictional Fact Doctrine
Elizabeth L. Hillman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commander in Chief
Stephen I. Vladeck, The Calling Forth Clause and the Domestic Commander in Chief
(4) Papers from the conference Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Global Terror: International Perspectives, held on September 20-21, 2006, appeared in Volume 29, number 1 of the Cardozo Law Review (October 2007). A pdf version of each article is available by clicking on its title below:
Daphne Barak-Erez, Terrorism and Profiling: Shifting the Focus from Criteria to Effects
Justice Arthur Chaskalson, Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Global Terror: International Perspectives
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, Information Collection Based on New Technologies: Comments on Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror
Igor Primoratz, A Philosopher Looks at Contemporary Terrorism
Bernhard Schlink, The Problem with "Torture Lite"
Philip Heymann, Response to Reviewers
(5) Papers from the conference Jurocracy and Distrust: Reconsidering the Federal Judicial Appointments Process, held on March 22, 2004, appeared in volume 26, number 2 of the Cardozo Law Review and were also collected in a single volume published by the Floersheimer Center. A pdf version of each article is available by clicking on its title below:
Catherine Fisk and Erwin Chemerinsky, In Defense of Filibustering Judicial Nominations
Michael J. Gerhardt, Merit vs. Ideology
Edward A. Hartnett, Recess Appointments of Article III Judges: Three Constitutional Questions
William P. Marshall, Constitutional Law as Political Spoils
John O. McGinnis and Michael B. Rappaport, Supermajority Rules and the Judicial Confirmation Process
Lawrence B. Solum, Judicial Selection: Ideology Versus Character
(6) The September 28, 2004 Conference Bellhead/Nethead: The FCC Takes on the Internet led to four reports summarizing each of the conference panels. The reports were prepared by Marvin Ammori, Daniel Benoliel, Jeanne C. Fromer, and Eddan Katz, all of whom are fellows at the Yale Information Society Project.
(7) Papers from the Emergency Powers and Constitutions conference, which was held on May 4-5, 2003, appeared in Volume 2, number 2 of I•CON, the International Journal of Constitutional Law (April 2004).