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Good afternoon, and my apologies for entering the discussion at this late hour. Philip asked for concrete suggestions, so here is one, directed particularly at urban folks. Parents and kids should eschew elevators and instead walk up stairs in almost Obesity Part 1: What's needed to encourage a culture of fitness?
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Again, I'm traveling today and won't be able to intervene much or at all, but I do want to observe that our litigation system is exemplary of the kind of decentralized, privatistic, market-driven, official-marginalizing arrangements that pervade most of America's What is the role of the courts in making social policy?
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I'll be traveling today so won't be weighing in, but there is, as Gillian speculated, a question of fact that complicates the analysis. Judith Resnik wrote an article 25 years ago on "managerial judging" heralding a new aggressiveness on the What is the role of the courts in making social policy?
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Since we now seem to be addressing the issue of special interest influences in legislatures and courts, it is important to remember that there are no generally acceptable criteria for distinguishing between special and general interests, and that as Robert What is the role of the courts in making social policy?
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I think that we can all agree on a few points: that courts inevitably make social policy, even if they are simply interpreting ambiguous statutes (their least controversial activity); that, as Alan and others have argued, the notion of judicial What is the role of the courts in making social policy?
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