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Hi, there. I am your humble host, Publius. I’d like to take a moment to answer a question that I’m frequently asked: Why Publius? Allow me to shed light on my choice.Publius, the shared pseudonym of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in the Federalist Papers, serves as both guide and gu... Read more
Does a city’s enforcement of its prohibition on camping in public spaces against involuntarily homeless people violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment?That is the question that the Supreme Court of the United States will consider this month when it hears the case C... Read more
Please join me in wishing Professor Richard Epstein a very happy birthday today. He is a long-time contributor to the No. 86 conversation, and I think he deserves some recognition and appreciation on the occasion of his 81st birthday.Professor Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New... Read more
Hello, friends—Publius here.One of the questions I get frequently is why No. 86 is called No. 86. It’s a great question, and the answer is simpler than you might think.Back in the late 1780s, it was becoming clear that the original founding charter for the brand-new United States—the Articles of Con... Read more
Hello and welcome to the brand new home for No. 86! I am your host and guide, Publius.Who is Publius? That is a great question, and I’m so glad you asked. If you have any questions or comments about the website, the content, the courses, or anything else here, feel free to ask me, and I will do my b... Read more