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Cass Sunstein

Cass SunsteinAKA Cass Robert Sunstein

Born: 21-Sep-1954
Birthplace: Salem, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Legal Scholar
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Why Societies Need Dissent

Girlfriend: Martha Nussbaum (philosopher, ex)
Girlfriend: Samantha Power (journalist, together since 2008)

    University: Harvard University (1975)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1978, magna cum laude)
    Professor: Law, University of Chicago

    White House Staff Director of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2009-12)
    Law Clerk for Thurgood Marshall (1979-80)
    The New Republic Contributing Editor
    Harvard Lampoon
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    National Constitution Center Distinguished Scholars Advisory Panel
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois

Author of books:
After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State (1990, law)
The Partial Constitution (1993, law)
Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech (1993, media studies)
Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict (1996, law)
Free Markets and Social Justice (1997, social studies)
One Case at a Time: Judicial Minimalism on the Supreme Court (1999, law)
The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (2000, politics) (2001, social studies)
Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do (2001, law)
Risk and Reason: Safety, Law, and the Environment (2002, law)
The Cost-Benefit State: The Future of Regulatory Protection (2002, law)
Punitive Damages: How Juries Decide (2002, law)
Why Societies Need Dissent (2003, social studies)
The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever (2004, social studies)
Radicals in Robes: Why Right-Wing Courts Are Wrong for America (2005, politics)
Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle (2005, law)
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge (2006, social studies)
Are Judges Political? An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary (2006, law)
Worst-Case Scenarios (2007, social studies)
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2008, social studies)
Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide (2009, social studies)
On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done (2009, social studies)
Simpler: The Future of Government (2013, politics)

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