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31 Mar 2021, 4:20 pm by Sandy Levinson
"  Like Bruce Ackerman, Smith's colleague at Yale, I think this is a dangerous misreading of the actualities of our constitutional history, which has the ideological function--and often the purpose--of blinding Americans to the all-important history of significant change, some of its produced by "populist" movements like Abolitionism and the Civil Rights Movement. [read post]
26 Feb 2021, 3:19 pm by Steve Gottlieb
Got a note from Bruce Ackerman at Yale Law School reiterating an important point that he has been making in talks all over the globe, this one at the invitation of the Thomas S. [read post]
29 Jan 2021, 6:30 am by ernst
  Bruce Ackerman, Sterling professor of law and political science, Yale University, will follow with his lecture, “Was Trump a Symptom of a Constitutional Dis-Ease? [read post]
19 Jan 2021, 10:43 am by Daniel J. Hemel
In recent days, several scholars and lawmakers have suggested that Section 3 of the 14th Amendment might be used to bar Donald Trump and some of his allies from ever holding federal or state office again. [read post]
15 Jan 2021, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
  Their other consistent targe is Bruce Ackerman and his term “constitutional moments” which they suggest means that revolutions in singular moments, in “moments of lightning and fire. [read post]
13 Jan 2021, 11:05 am by Mark Graber
  Andy Coan, Gerard Magliocca and Bruce Ackerman have written fine pieces. [read post]
12 Jan 2021, 5:19 am by Gerard N. Magliocca
 An op-ed in The Washington Post by Bruce Ackerman and myself, which includes a link to my draft paper on SSRN.2. [read post]
11 Jan 2021, 7:05 pm by Howard Bashman
” Law professors Bruce Ackerman and Gerard Magliocca have this essay online at The Washington Post. [read post]
10 Jan 2021, 7:27 am by David Super
       It is no coincidence that the leading popular constitutionalist of our time, Bruce Ackerman, is also intensely focused on improving our means of political discourse and deliberation. [read post]
22 Sep 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
His readings of Herbert Weschler, Alexander Bickel & John Hart Ely, Justice Frankfurter, the varieties of originalism in its numerous iterations, John Roberts, Bruce Ackerman, Randy Barnett, and more, compellingly situates them in terms of this set of dynamic orbiting developmental trajectories. [read post]
26 Aug 2020, 12:44 pm by Daniel Shaviro
 3) This constitutional regime is subject to informal but effective amendment at what Bruce Ackerman called “constitutional moments. [read post]
17 Jul 2020, 9:46 am by Stephen Griffin
  This is of course common ground with respect to important works of constitutional theory that, like Baude and Sachs, highlight the issue of constitutional change and (unlike Baude and Sachs) the role of political and social movements – for example, Bruce Ackerman’s influential We The People series and Balkin’s Living Originalism.This avoidance of reasonable disagreement over the meaning of the Constitution leads to Baude and Sachs having a hard time with… [read post]
28 Jun 2020, 2:29 pm by David Super
  Bruce Ackerman attributesthe paucity of sweeping constitutional amendments since the New Deal Era to our having found other means of achieving constitutional change. [read post]
26 Jun 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
 Popular Constitutionalism and Bruce Ackerman’s theory of “constitutional moments” are examples of this approach. [read post]
16 Jun 2020, 8:00 am by JB
Bruce Ackerman's theory is an originalist theory, as he himself has said on more than one occasion. [read post]
14 May 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
It does so by dropping the Article of Confederation’s language of “confederation” and the more strident rhetoric of state “sovereignty”—along with the power of a single state to stop a constitutional amendment dead in its tracks—in favor of “the people of the United States” forming a new government based entirely on a new formula that gives no such veto power to any single state.These changes, as Bruce Ackerman, Akhil Amar, and… [read post]
13 May 2020, 9:30 pm by Mitra Sharafi
”: The United Church of Canada and the Debate over Abortion Law Reform, 1960–1980 / Katrina AckermanBruce Douville, and Shannon Stettner3 Not a Gift from Above: The Mythology of Homosexual Law Reform and the Making of Neoliberal Queer Histories / Gary KinsmanPart 2: Activist Responses4 “The State’s Key to the Bedroom Door”: Queer Perspectives on Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s “Just Society” in an Era of Bathhouse Raids… [read post]
20 Apr 2020, 6:30 am by Sandy Levinson
  Methods of amendment drew a bit of attention, but they scarcely took pride of place.An additional reason, though, particularly in the United States, is that some of those most interested in amendment as a concept adopted decidedly informal notions of the term, as with Bruce Ackerman’s deservedly influential corpus (which has much influenced me). [read post]
17 Apr 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
  Bruce Ackerman and others have suggested that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments may not have met Article V’s requirements, but attained legitimacy through other means.Similarly, it may mean that the Nineteenth Amendment and the Equal Rights Amendment can be legitimized through means other than Article V. [read post]