Lincoln Caplan

Lincoln Caplan , a member of the Scholar's editorial board, is the author of American Justice 2016: The Political Supreme Court and five other books about the law. He is a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School and the senior editor at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. (The views in this essay do not necessarily represent those of the institute.)

A Blueprint for a Safer, Saner Society

How to reduce crime and warehousing in America’s prisons

by Lincoln Caplan | Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stress Test for Free Speech

Social media are destroying the democratic culture that the First Amendment is meant to protect

by Lincoln Caplan | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Fear Factor

Long-held predictions of economic chaos as baby boomers grow old are based on formulas that are just plain wrong

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, June 09, 2014

The Embattled First Amendment

The Supreme Court is interpreting free speech in new ways that threaten our democracy

by Lincoln Caplan | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Chicago Hope

Can the collaboration between a progressive boarding school and a big-city charter academy transform American Public High School Education?

by Lincoln Caplan | Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Courting All Voters

The judicial effects of American civic engagement

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, June 06, 2016

Leaks and Consequences

Why treating leakers as spies puts journalists at legal risk

by Lincoln Caplan | Thursday, September 05, 2013

Justice for Sale

How big money is overwhelming judicial elections and corroding our confidence in the courts

by Lincoln Caplan | Friday, June 01, 2012

Anthony Lewis and the March to Equality

In his writing, he explained an activist Supreme Court to the nation

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, March 25, 2013

Truth and Consequences

In the Whitewater investigation, the biggest loser was the legal profession

by Lincoln Caplan | Monday, March 01, 2010

Who Cares About Executive Supremacy?

The scope of presidential power is the most urgent and the most ignored legal and political issue of our time

by Lincoln Caplan | Saturday, December 01, 2007