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31 Mar 2009, 2:28 pm
I will be happy to send the full version to anyone on request.]Professor Sanford Levinson frequently analogizes the Constitution of the United States to a vehicle that desperately needs repairs. [read post]
3 Apr 2009, 9:28 am
Democracy, Political Ignorance, and Constitutional Reform In Democracy, Political Ignorance, and Constitutional Reform, Professors Ilya Somin and Sanford Levinson discuss the constitutional implications of a federal government whose "size, scope, and complexity" are far beyond anything that the framers could have possibly imagined and an electorate that is more likely to be able to name the Three Stooges than the three branches of their government. [read post]
8 Dec 2009, 6:14 pm
Inspired in part by the work of Sanford Levinson, who was kind enough to visit my advanced seminar on constitutional politics last week, I have been debating the merits of when, and whether, to assign Marbury v. [read post]
10 May 2007, 2:07 pm
Scholars who worry about whether the constitution is failing the people might also worry about whether we as a people are failing the constitution.As Professor Sanford Levinson famously points out in Our Undemocratic Constitution, prominent constitutional institutions were designed to secure ends most contemporary Americans regard as abhorrent. [read post]
13 Jul 2008, 6:28 pm
Neither Scalia nor Stevens is a "competent historian," University of Texas at Austin professor Sanford Levinson wrote in another Balkinization posting. [read post]
18 Mar 2008, 5:47 am
Sanford Levinson, who believes the Second Amendment provides a right to individual gun ownership, says the government's new position might be easier for the court to adopt. [read post]
4 Jan 2011, 7:30 am by Ilya Somin
” I will be joined by co-blogger Randy Barnett (Georgetown), Jared Goldstein (Roger Williams), Sanford Levinson (Texas, Balkinization), Nathaniel Persily (Columbia, Balkinization), and panel organizer Richard Albert (Boston College). [read post]
7 May 2007, 7:12 am
" "Several other liberal constitutional scholars, notably Akhil Reed Amar at Yale and Sanford Levinson at the University of Texas, are in broad agreement favoring an individual rights interpretation. [read post]
15 Jan 2007, 4:00 am
There's precedent for Levinson's unorthodox proposals. [read post]
26 Jan 2012, 7:24 am by Glenn Reynolds
As Sanford Levinson has noted, though, their traditions are not ours: Such analyses provide the basis for Edward Abbey’s revision of a common bumper sticker, “If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns.” 67 One of the things this slogan has helped me to understand is the political tilt contained within the Weberian definition of the state — i.e., the repository of a monopoly of the legitimate means of violence 68 — that is so commonly… [read post]
16 Dec 2007, 7:59 am
See Glenn Greenwald’s The Lawless Surveillance State See also Jack Balkin and Sanford Levinson in their paper The Processes of Constitutional Change: From Partisan Entrenchment to the National Surveillance State [read post]
3 Jan 2007, 9:29 am
Considering recent collections edited by Sanford Levinson and Mark Tushnet, respectively, as well as a new book by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, the essay argues that careful attention to institutions will produce better results than absolutist sentiments. [read post]
13 Apr 2009, 9:52 am
Pearce, "Public Service Must Begin at Home": The Lawyer as Civics Teacher in Everyday Practice Sanford Levinson, What Should Citizens (As Participants in a Republican Form of Government) Know About the Constitution? [read post]
7 Mar 2007, 1:19 pm
At Balkinization, Jack Balkin has this post on a paper he co-authored with Sanford Levinson, which discusses the relevance of the Dred Scott case to contemporary constitutional debates. [read post]
30 May 2012, 4:01 pm by Lawrence Solum
Here is the abstract: This essay, part of a symposium on Jack Balkin's Constitutional Redemption and Sanford Levinson's Constitutional Faith, seeks to explain the curious disregard many originalists show toward the Fourteenth Amendment. [read post]
16 Jun 2011, 9:35 pm by uwlegalscholarship
This void was illustrated by Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law in his essay, The Vanishing Book Review in Student-Edited Law Reviews and Potential Responses, 87 Texas L. [read post]
21 Sep 2011, 1:58 pm by ct286
Event location:  122 Event time:  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:10pm - 7:00pm Please join Jack Balkin and Visiting Professor Sanford Levinson as they discuss Professor Balkin's newest work: Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World.During this book talk, Balkin will argue that the American constitutional project is… [read post]
30 May 2012, 6:07 am by Bridget Crawford
Fleming (PDF) Constitutional Cultures, Democracy, and Unwritten Principles – Jeffrey Goldsworthy (PDF) Jack Balkin As the Picasso of Constitutional Theorists – Sanford Levinson (PDF) The Constitution Can Do No Wrong – Gerard Magliocca (PDF) The Abstract Meaning Fallacy – John O. [read post]
18 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm by Tomiko Brown-Nagin
 Sanford Levinson (Texas--Law & Political Science) offers a fascinating response to Greene. [read post]