Posts by: 爱德布克

刘忠:四级两审的制度发生和演化

刘忠:四级两审的制度发生和演化

1990年代末以来司法体制改革的基本叙事前提是反司法地方保护主义,作为反司法地方保护主义对策,一是将两审制改为三审制,二是调整人民法院设置,突破按行政区划设置的模式[1]。增设跨区划法院,不仅是突破政权底部的乡、县、市,而主要是在政权上部设立跨省级区划的大区分院,作为最高人民法院的派出机构,这被认为是法院设置体制改革的最终目标。[2]在现当代中国司法史上,法院层级调整和审级变化,不是孤立事件,而是互为因果、彼此正相关的一个主题的两个侧面。跨省的最高人民法院派出机构这一方案,在2014年走入制度实践,对三审制的讨论,也形成热潮。区别于以往司法改革对微观工作机制的改变,这是对当代司法体制的突破。 当代司法体制的架构,由1982年《宪法》及稍后修改的《人民法院组织法》确立,这两法是跃过1975、1978年《宪法》和组织法,以1954年《宪法》和组织法为基础拟定[3]。决策中枢在1954年对1949-1954年一届政协期间的政治、司法体制等大量制度进行废弃、重新设计,其中即包括撤销1949-1954年之间,曾经在司法体制中存在的跨省的最高人民法院大区分院,以及废弃三审制,所以一届政协期间被称为过渡政体。然而,六十年一甲子,大区分院制度轮回。两相辉映,落下一个设问:为何大区分院在1954年宪制框架下会被撤销,这对中国司法体制的塑造产生什么影响? 由此,1949-1954年期间的制度规范和实践,即成为考察当代司法体制的制度史前史。本文即对这一历史过程的制度史细节进行分析,体察中国司法的构造与司法政治关切所在。制度演化,由无数历史细节连缀、冲决而发生,本文繁密的历史事件和细节所传递的制度史线索是:

New Book: <em>Richard Posner</em>. By William Domnarski

New Book: Richard Posner. By William Domnarski

Richard Posner. By William Domnarski. Oxford University Press 2016. ISBN: 9780199332311; 0199332312. The first biographical treatment of the enormously influential Judge Richard Posner Author has unprecedented access to Posner, as well as a wealth of relevant interview subjects and material Domnarski examines the life experience, personality, academic career, jurisprudence, and professional relationships of his subject with depth and clarity A comprehensive and accessible account of a unique judge who has dominated the way law is understood in contemporary America Judge Richard Posner is one of the great legal minds of our age, on par with such generation-defining judges as Holmes,…

New Book: <em>Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary</em>. By Richard A. Posner

New Book: Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary. By Richard A. Posner

Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary. By Richard A. Posner. Harvard University Press 2016. ISBN: 9780674286030; 0674286030. Judges and legal scholars talk past one another, if they have any conversation at all. Academics couch their criticisms of judicial decisions in theoretical terms, which leads many judges—at the risk of intellectual stagnation—to dismiss most academic discourse as opaque and divorced from reality. In Divergent Paths, Richard Posner turns his attention to this widening gap within the legal profession, reflecting on its causes and consequences and asking what can be done to close or at least narrow it. The shortcomings of…

Chen Weigang: Confucian Humanism and Theodicy

Chen Weigang: Confucian Humanism and Theodicy

Confucian Humanism and Theodicy Weigang Chen, Philosophy and Religious Studies Program, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, The University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira Taipa, Macau. E-mail: wgchen@umac.mo. Abstract This article explores the puzzle of Confucian “divine humanism” in light of the Weberian scheme of religious rationalization. Relating the Confucian humanistic orientation to current discussions of the phenomenon of “amoral familism,” I argue that the Confucian puzzle calls into question the cornerstone of Max Weber’s comparative religion, namely his influential contrast between religious legitimation and theodicy. In particular, the puzzle suggests that in pre-Confucian China, there was no legitimate…

李世默论仇和

李世默论仇和

美籍华人李世默先生在他的宏文 “The Life of the Party” 中不吝笔墨,用了相当的篇幅论仇和: There are also thousands of policy experiments that rise up from the local level. The competitive government job market gives capable local officials incentives to take risks and differentiate themselves from the pack. Among the 2,326 party representatives who attended the 18th Party Congress, one such standout was Qiu He, who is vice party secretary of Yunnan Province. At the congress, Qiu was selected as an alternate member of the Central Committee, putting the 55-year-old maverick near the top of the nation’s political establishment. Qiu is the ultimate political entrepreneur. Born into poverty…

陈维纲:<em>Confucian Marxism: A Reflection on Religion and Global Justice</em>

陈维纲:Confucian Marxism: A Reflection on Religion and Global Justice

Confucian Marxism: A Reflection on Religion and Global Justice. Brill 2013. ISBN: 9789004228986. Buttressed by an autocratic system, China’s colossal economic growth over the past decades seems to have had the paradoxical effect of undermining the foundation of Western domination but at the same time invigorating Eurocentricism. In particular, it highlights the current relevance of the central conviction of Weber’s Orient: the absence of civic roots in non-Western societies will create a kind of “uncivic” capitalist system in which one has no choice but to seek to compensate for instabilities through authoritarian institutions. Does this mean that the West may…

“That’s capitalism for you.”

“That’s capitalism for you.”

很多人(上至 Bill Gates,下至在下)喜欢阅读《经济学家》杂志,不是没有缘由的。比如这篇针对《剑桥资本主义史》(The Cambridge History of Capitalism)的短评,开头结尾都写得有声有色: ECONOMICS publishing has recently undergone a great democratisation. High-quality academic writing was once confined to a handful of journals, mostly accessible in academic libraries. The journals still exist, but mostly serve to influence university hiring decisions. Writing has overwhelmingly gone online, where ambitious academics release free working papers, plug them on Twitter, and watch the discussion unfold. Though this democratisation has critics, it has vastly expanded the audience for economics writing. This, in turn, may prime the market for another throwback: the authoritative collection of essays. For readers whose interest has been piqued…

The Complete Posner on Posner Series @ Concurring Opinions

The Complete Posner on Posner Series @ Concurring Opinions

The Posner on Posner series began on November 24, 2014 and ended with the Afterword on January 5, 2015. Below is a hyperlinked list of all the posts. Table of Contents The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part I The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part II, The Will to Greatness The Man Behind the Robes — A Q & A with Richard Posner The Judge & Company – Questions for Judge Posner from Judges, Law Professors & a Journalist On Legal Education & Legal Scholarship — More questions for Judge Posner…

《经济学家》2014年最佳图书

《经济学家》2014年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2013;2015;2016;2017;2018。 The best books of 2014 were about the South China Sea, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the publishing of “Ulysses” and capitalism in the 21st century Politics and current affairs The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. By Louisa Lim. Oxford University Press; 248 pages; $24.95 and £16.99. Buy from Amazon.com Twenty-five years after the bloodshed in Beijing, new details keep emerging. This reconstruction, by a correspondent for America’s National Public Radio, is as important for Western readers as it is for the new Chinese generation that has grown up since 1989 and knows little…

赵士兵:“自干五”是社会主义核心价值观的坚定践行者

赵士兵:“自干五”是社会主义核心价值观的坚定践行者

话语标本 · DISCOURSE SPECIMEN 《光明日报》2014年11月15日10版 近段时间以来,来自网上两个群体的论战很是热闹。 一个群体以“公知”为名,将“公民”与“知识分子”二者身份结合起来。他们专找现实社会中的阴暗面进行无限放大,引用几段洋人语录就开始在网上信口雌黄,睁眼说瞎话,专挑社会和政府的不是。 还有一个群体叫“自干五”,全称为“自带干粮的五毛”,指那些自觉自愿为社会正能量点赞、为中国发展鼓劲的网民。贬损“自干五”的人说,“自干五”连收钱发帖的“五毛党”都不如,不收钱,只能“自带干粮”。 在此,笔者要旗帜鲜明地站在“自干五”的角度说几句话,因为他们是在实事求是的前提下对污蔑中国的言论进行理性、历史、客观的辟谣、解释和批判。他们不像“网络水军”那样拿钱发帖,而是废寝忘食地自费查资料、找理论;他们鼓励理性思考,习惯引用文献和已有资料来论证自己的观点,而不是盲目占据什么“道德制高点”;他们对能够提供资料并理性思辨者持有宽容态度——这与那些戴着有色眼镜看社会,用尖刻、嘲弄的语言来攻击政府和社会现实的所谓“公知”和“精英”有着本质的不同。 你看“自干五”们,他们遵纪守法,爱国敬业,希望祖国富强繁荣、社会公正廉明,倡导自由民主、知行合一,文明辩论。他们自觉地遵守并践行社会主义核心价值观,其行为无疑充满正能量。

波斯纳法官“无情杀戮”反同性恋婚姻主张

波斯纳法官“无情杀戮”反同性恋婚姻主张

Above the Law 的报道 “Judge Posner’s Blistering Benchslaps At The Same-Sex Marriage Arguments”: As we mentioned in Morning Docket and on Twitter, yesterday’s Seventh Circuit arguments weren’t fun for the defenders of Wisconsin and Indiana’s same-sex marriage bans. The three judges, especially Judge Richard Posner, were tough — very tough. Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, a leading chronicler of marriage-equality litigation, described the proceedings as “the most lopsided arguments over marriage bans at a federal appeals court this year.” Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress called it “a bloodbath.” That’s no exaggeration. Let’s check out the specifics…. A Seventh Circuit panel consisting of…

《连线》独家专访:爱德华·斯诺登:不为人知的故事

《连线》独家专访:爱德华·斯诺登:不为人知的故事

WIRED: Edward Snowden: The Untold Story THE MESSAGE ARRIVES on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.” ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him—traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting….

New Book: <em>Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United</em>. By  Zephyr Teachout

New Book: Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United. By Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, Harvard University Press 2014. ISBN 9780674050402. 384 pages When Louis XVI presented Benjamin Franklin with a snuff box encrusted with diamonds and inset with the King’s portrait, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to “corrupt” Franklin by clouding his judgment or altering his attitude toward the French in subtle psychological ways. This broad understanding of political corruption—rooted in ideals of civic virtue—was a driving force at the Constitutional Convention. For two centuries the framers’ ideas about corruption flourished in the courts, even in the absence of clear…

高峰枫:谁的“燕京学堂”?

高峰枫:谁的“燕京学堂”?

2014年5月5日,北京大学宣布正式启动“北京大学燕京学堂”计划(Yenching Academy,Peking University)。根据北大的官方介绍,这是一个独立建制的教学科研实体机构。燕京学堂为住宿式学院,将开设一年制的“中国学”硕士项目,包括“哲学与宗教”、“历史与考古”、“语言、文学与文化”、“经济与管理”、“法律与制度”和“公共政策”六个方面的课程体系,主要以英文讲授。2015年9月,第一届学生即将入校,其中包括六十五名海外学生、三十五名中国大陆学生,所有人都将获得全额奖学金。教师的配置,是从北大现有教师中联合聘任三十人,从国内外招聘“杰出学者”二十人,并邀请“国际顶尖访问教授”二十人。 虽然目前公布的资料和数据都不多,但根据有限的报道,可大体获知这一新机构的办学宗旨和特色。我对于“燕京学堂”在命名、选址以及学科定位等方面都存有不少疑惑,特借《上海书评》一角,发表一点浅见,希望能将所牵涉的复杂问题辨析清楚。 北大与燕京 在北大发布的官方文稿中,对于这一机构的定位和宗旨有这样的阐释:燕京学堂“根植京师大学堂的中华文明底蕴,绵延北京大学五四新文化运动的精神命脉,承接百年燕园孕育的博雅教育理念和国际化视野”。这一句大可斟酌。新文化运动恰恰以激烈反对传统文化而著称,这样的“精神命脉”是很难和传统文化的“底蕴”相协调的。而且,此机构的正式名称中有“燕京”字样,英文表述也启用传统的拼写(Yenching),再加上“百年燕园”的提法,凡稍知近代教育史的人,都自然会联想到著名的燕京大学。

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