Law

Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice

2016. Jennifer Urban, Joe Karaganis, Brianna Schofield

A report exploring how the notice and takedown process became one of the principle mechanisms for regulating freedom of expression, and what it means when robots take over the job of mediating conflicts over online speech.

The Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The Assembly is an organizer of the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, to be held December 15-17 in New Delhi.

The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World

On May 1st, 2015, at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, over sixty men and women from government, the private sector, and academia attended a day-long Assembly on "The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World." 

Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference

The Assembly organized a track on the policy implications of increasing drone use at the October 2013 Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, focused on public safety and the emerging jurisdictional issues as local and federal agencies apportion the newly-used airspaces between street and sky.

Tort Law and the Public Interest

1990. The American Assembly

The report from the 1990 Assembly of the same name, participants argued that tort adjudication has become excessively unpredictable, protracted, and costly. They supported voluntary alternatives to tort litigation, including mediation and arbitration but were sharply divided over caps on damage awards and other issues.

A Workable Government? The Constitution After 200 Years

1987. Burke Marshall (ed.)

Despite numerous amendments to the Constitution, the basic institutional framework of US government remains largely unchanged since 1787. This institutional conservatism gives rise to regular reexaminations and crises as that framework takes on new functions and faces new challenges.  This volume explores whether that framework remains adequate to the challenges of governing a modern superpower and larger and more diverse polity.  

The U.S. Constitution Today

1987. The American Assembly

The intitial report from the 1987 Assembly of the same name, this document reflects participants' consensus about the overall health of and challenges facing the American constitutional framework.  Broadly speaking, participants viewed the structure as sound but under considerable stress as the country confronts complex problems in both domestic and foreign affairs.

 

The U.S. Constitution Today

A 1987 Assembly convened to discuss the challenges facing the U.S. constitutional framework as the responsibilities of government and the nature of the polity change.

 

 

Tort Law and the Public Interest: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare

1991. Peter H. Schuck (ed.)

Is tort law—especially product liability, medical malpractice, and corporate officer liability—performing its proper economic role? Is it deterring undue risk and encouraging safety or is it chilling innovation and discouraging insurers from covering legitimate risks?  In this volume from the American Assembly, experts address the relationships between liability law, safety regulation, insurance, technological innovation, corporate decision-making, domestic politics, international trade, and consumer interests. The authors draw lessons for the United States from practices in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Community nations.

Tort Law and the Public Interest

Participants in the 1990 "Tort Law and the Public Interest" Assembly concluded that tort adjudication can be unpredictable, protracted, and costly with uneven compensation. They supported voluntary alternatives to tort litigation, including mediation and arbitration but were sharply divided over caps on damage awards and other issues.

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