Stephen B. Presser

Stephen B. Presser is the legal affairs editor for Chronicles magazine. He is the Raoul Berger Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, and Professor of Business Law Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management. He is a leading American legal historian and expert on shareholder liability for corporate debts.

Latest by Stephen B. Presser in Chronicles

  • What the Editors are Reading: The Canterbury Tales
    March 11, 2021

    What the Editors are Reading: The Canterbury Tales

    Much of Chaucer is missed with the translation of Middle English, although there are extraordinarily rich efforts to bring him to a broader audience.

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  • What the Editors Are Reading: March 2021
    March 2021

    What the Editors Are Reading: March 2021

    In the March issue, Books Editor Mark G. Brennan reviews Winners Take All, and Legal Affairs Editor Stephen B. Presser recommends Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

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  • Arbitrary Power
    February 2021

    Arbitrary Power

    The outcome of legal challenges to online deplatforming are by no means certain. What is left of the freedom of political speech still hinges on the whims of the internet titans and their political allies.

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  • The Court’s Own Critic
    February 2021

    The Court’s Own Critic

    As shown in this new collection of his writings, Antonin Scalia was one of the greatest U.S. Supreme Court justices. He was the Court's fierce internal critic and a man who passed down the tradition of textualism and originalism to his followers.

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  • How to Restore Faith in the Constitution
    January 19, 2021

    How to Restore Faith in the Constitution

    We have a problem of legitimacy in America in 2021, and unless we can rectify this situation, our Constitutional system may collapse in the near future.

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