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The stature of an intellectual cannot be measured without reference to the importance and complexity of the problems he or she chooses to address. Owen Fiss has devoted his attention to some of the most significant legal problems of the last decades in his community and beyond, such as what the law demands in terms of racial integration, what sort of public intervention is admissible in order to foster a more robust public debate, what the proper role of courts in a constitutional democracy is, and the limits the Government must respect when it fights its latest enemy.