66: You’re Never Going to Get It All Done
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We talk this week about elections and markets for votes with election-law scholar Kareem Crayton. Calling in from Hong Kong, where the design of elections looms large, Kareem chats with us about what elections are meant to do, the private and public nature of the voting booth, the practical legal immunity of decisions made for illegitimate reasons, comparisons of elections and other markets for products, racism, the Voting Rights Act, and more. Is racism more like polio or high blood pressure? This show’s links: Kareem Crayton’s writing Glossip v. Gross Michael Dorf, Evolving Standards of Decency that Mark the Progress of Maturing Justices Orin Kerr, Why the Late-Career Conversions at the Supreme Court on the Death Penalty? United States v. Quinones (Judge Rakoff’s district court opinion striking down the death penalty in 2002, later reversed) Josh Lee, Dignity Kennedy, Burkean Kennedy, and Libertarian Kennedy Josh Lee, Determinism and the Death Penalty Josh Lee, Judicial Abolition from Below BBC, Hong…