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Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama

Ashu Varshney,Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, Professor of Political Science, comments on India's Crusading Supreme Court in the The New York Times. 

Without the court, said Ashutosh Varshney, the director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia at Brown University, India would be "ruled frightfully by societal prejudices and government excesses." 

(Distributed February 8, 2019)

The 14th Amendment: Bigotry's Latest Casualty

Bonnie Honig, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science, writes in the Los Angeles Review of Books on immigration.

"Why do some of us look at that so-called caravan currently in Mexico and see people like us, while others look at the same image and see "rapists"?

The answer can be found in the President's own words as he announced his campaign for the Presidency in June 2015: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best...They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

(Distributed February 8, 2019)
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