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Orin Samuel Kerr is a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He is known as a scholar in the subjects of computer crime law and internet surveillance. Kerr is one of the contributors to the law-oriented blog titled The Volokh Conspiracy.
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Hitler's American Model
The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law
James Q. Whitman - 2017-02-21
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Discover the shocking truth about the American impact on Nazi Germany's notorious Nuremberg Laws. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman reveals the real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest the Nazis took in American race policies. Learn how American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws, and uncover the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh. This groundbreaking book will upend your understanding of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world.
Orin Kerr
@smitemouth @PBS James Q. Whitman has an excellent book on this.      source
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A Life of H. L. A. Hart
The Nightmare and the Noble Dream
Nicola Lacey - 2006-06-22 (first published in 2004)
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This biography explores the life of H.L.A. Hart, the pre-eminent legal philosopher who revolutionized our understanding of law as a social institution. The book examines Hart's approach to legal philosophy and how his ideas were shaped by his personal life and experiences. Through previously unpublished diaries and letters, the author reveals the complex interior life of a man who outwardly achieved great success but grappled with doubts about his intellect, sexual identity, and relationships. This inspiring biography offers a fascinating look at the life and contributions of a highly influential legal theorist.
Orin Kerr
BTW, I found the letters in Nicola Lacey's wonderful book:      source
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William Hastie
Grace Under Pressure by Ware Gilbert (1985-01-31) Hardcover
Orin Kerr
I’ve been reading this 1985 biography of William Hastie, and it’s fascinating. Someone should make a movie of his life. (Interestingly, the book ends with Hastie’s appointment to the Third Circuit in 1949, so there’s nothing about his being considered for SCOTUS,which JFK did.)      source
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Failing Law Schools
Brian Z. Tamanaha - 2012-06-15
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A renowned legal scholar delves into the crisis facing law schools, exposing the misleading practices and lack of preparation for graduates to enter the profession. The cost of obtaining a law degree is approaching $200,000, while the job market is the worst in decades. The root of the problem lies in the economic demands and competitive pressures on law schools, driven by rankings. With high-profile media attention and potential congressional scrutiny, this book is the perfect resource to understand and fix the broken system.
Orin Kerr
Brian Tamanaha made a lot of law profs unhappy with his 2012 book "Failing Law Schools." But seven years later, it's still a great read and comes off as prophetic.      source