Professor Patricia Williams appears in the following:
Friday, March 23, 2012
Columbia University Law School professor, and columnist for The Nation magazine, Patricia Williams discusses the difficulties when perceptions of threats are protected under the law--in the context of the Trayvon Martin case and the Stand Your Ground law in Florida as well as in the Dharun Ravi conviction.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Twenty years ago the country watched a political drama unfold onscreen. Clarence Thomas, then a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush in July of 1991. He went through the usual battery of Senate questioning in September. His confirmation seemed controversial but likely, until a young law professor named Anita Hill changed him with sexual harassment. The Hill-Thomas hearings riveted the nation.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Earlier on today's show, Dahlia Lithwick described how, in Elena Kagan, President Obama chose someone with a "judicial temperament," that it's "not in her nature to be a fighter, she's not a swing-for-the-fences liberal." Patricia Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University who writes the Mad Law Professor column for The Nation magazine, joins us to take your calls.
What do you make of this question of temperament vs. politics? What matters more? Judicial temperament or swinging-for-the-fences politically? Let us know!
Monday, January 18, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: The Labor Department released new inflation figures last Friday, and it appears that the economy is experiencing moderate deflation. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story talks to us about the effects this deflation could have on ordinary Americans.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: We check in with Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin about last weekend's NFC playoffs and talk about the Cinicinnati Bengals' Marwin Lewis, who just won the NFL's Coach of the Year award.
- MLK TAKEOUT: This weekend, WNYC hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration at the Brooklyn Museum, co-hosted by our own Celeste Headlee. Celeste and Femi Oke spoke with Columbia law professor Patricia Williams about the future of the civil rights movement.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Monday, November 05, 2007
What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and ...