Thursday, February 21, 2008

Shaming Laws Discussed on Weekday

KUOW's Weekday featured a discussion on Shame and the Law with Martha Nussbaum, Feb. 20, 2008:

A lawmaker in Washington State proposes fluorescent–yellow license plates as a punishment for drunk driving. A judge in Massachusetts forces a college kid to stand in front of a police station wearing a toga. Are these so–called 'shaming laws' making a comeback? What are the origins of these laws? Should an emotion like shaming play a major role in our legal system today? Do shaming laws work? We'll take up these question and more this hour with legal thinkers including Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago.

Steve Calandrillo is Professor of Law at the University of Washington.
Dan Markel [more here] is assistant professor at Florida State University College of Law.
Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She's the author of articles and books including Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law [K346 .N87 2004 at Classified Stacks].

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