Stories by Patricia J. Williams

Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University and a member of the State Bar of California, writes The Nation column "Diary of a Mad Law Professor." subscribe to Patricia J. Williams's feed

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: The Nation

The Supreme Court's decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: The Nation

Criminalizing children will have constitutional implications for generations to come.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: The Nation

From Sacco and Vanzetti to Troy Davis, witnesses to crime scenes get it wrong too often. So why did the Supreme Court just make it harder to challenge such evidence in court?

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: The Nation

In 1991, Anita Hill made history by the simple yet terrifically courageous act of standing up to an arrogantly gender-biased political culture. But she's done more than that.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: The Nation

How Murdoch and the unruly, profit hungry press interfere not only with our privacy, but also with our justice system.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2008, Source: The Nation

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2005, Source: The Nation

We live in a time when embryos and fetuses are gaining the status of 'persons,' with legal rights to sue. Is this a good thing?