Lincoln Caplan

Lincoln Caplan, a senior research scholar at Yale Law School, teaches writing there and in Yale’s English Department. He is the author of six books about legal affairs and is a member of the Scholar's editorial board.

Cultural or Criminal?

How to explain Texas’s hunger for executions

By Lincoln Caplan | Monday February 8, 2021

Indefensible Torture, Unfree Speech

What Censorship Kept America from Learning about the Futility of “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”

By Lincoln Caplan | Saturday November 7, 2020
Billy Joe Wardlow

Billy Joe Wardlow, RIP

The subject of a Scholar cover story, executed in Texas

By Lincoln Caplan | Thursday July 9, 2020
Billy Joe Wardlow

This Man Should Not Be Executed

Billy Joe Wardlow murdered a man, but mitigating facts say he should not pay for that crime with his life

By Lincoln Caplan | Monday December 2, 2019

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 4, 2018

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 6, 2016

Courting All Voters

The judicial effects of American civic engagement

By Lincoln Caplan | Monday June 6, 2016

The Embattled First Amendment

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

By Lincoln Caplan | Wednesday March 4, 2015

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 9, 2014

Leaks and Consequences

By Lincoln Caplan | Thursday September 5, 2013

Justice for Sale

By Lincoln Caplan | Friday June 1, 2012

Truth and Consequences

By Lincoln Caplan | Monday March 1, 2010

Who Cares About Executive Supremacy?

By Lincoln Caplan | Saturday December 1, 2007


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