Techdirt Podcast Episode 279: How Rights Went Wrong

from the book-club dept

After a few cross-post episodes, we're back with a brand new conversation, and it's all about a big subject that intersects with the majority of what we cover here at Techdirt: rights. In his book How Rights Went Wrong, Columbia Law professor and Constitutional scholar Jamal Greene proposes a new way of thinking about rights and how they interact, and he joins this week's episode to discuss this paradigm-shifting idea that challenges many preconceptions about the subject.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Apr 2021 @ 12:04pm

    I strongly agree with what Jamal Greene discusses. The examples he put forth demonstrate that we have a lot of work ahead of us. We have to seriously engage with the idea that the courts and our systems of rights should make decisions based around “Which outcome would be the better to actually benefit society?” rather than “Which outcome fits more closely to the letter of the law?”

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