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19 Jul 2011, 2:28 pm by Mike Rappaport
How to think about the new fracking technology that holds so much promise for addressing our energy needs, but is decried by environmentalists. [read post]
19 Jul 2011, 7:43 am by Ken Kersch
Although he didn't do a good enough job of it, his technique ofconstructing a dictionary of contemporary uses of language, is not thatdifferent from what a lot of more rhetorical/linguistically orientedhistorians did after the linguistic turn of the late 1970s and 1980s.And a post by Mike Rappaport (Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego School of Law), entitled "Crosskey, Modern Originalism, and the Meese Justice Department." [read post]
18 Jul 2011, 12:11 am by Mike Rappaport
Restricting myself to those who have served in the academy, these scholars include (and I am surely missing some important people) Steve Calabresi, Brad Clark, John Harrison, Doug Kmiec, Gary Lawson, Nelson Lund, John Manning, Michael McConnell, John McGinnis, Mike Paulsen, and myself. [read post]
30 Jun 2011, 9:27 pm by Mike Rappaport
Mike Ramsey links to a poll purporting to get people's views about originalism versus the living Constitution approach. [read post]
6 Jun 2011, 8:44 am by Rick Garnett
Anyway . . . for more, here is Larry Solum; here is Stephen Schwinn; here is (Jim's sometime collaborator) Doug Kendall; and here is Mike Rappaport. [read post]
4 May 2011, 4:27 pm by Mike Rappaport
According to this Wall Street Journal piece on the Online World of Female Desire: Whereas two-minute video clips are the most popular form of contemporary erotica for men, the most popular form for women remains the romance novel, an artifact that takes many hours to digest. [read post]
29 Apr 2011, 2:08 pm by Mike Rappaport
Eugene Volokh points out that the Supreme Court's web site refers to the Court as engaging in Living Constitutionalism: This power of "judicial review" has given the Court a crucial responsibility in assuring individual rights, as well as in maintaining a "living Constitution" whose broad provisions are continually applied to complicated new situations. [read post]
20 Mar 2011, 8:37 pm by Mike Rappaport
President Obama has ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya without congressional authorization. [read post]
16 Feb 2011, 11:14 pm by Mike Rappaport
Not at pursuing the public interest, which goes without saying, but in ensuring his survival. [read post]
15 Feb 2011, 9:55 pm by Mike Rappaport
New research from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston indicates that meditating regularly can actually change our brain structure for the better, and in just a few months. [read post]
14 Feb 2011, 9:17 pm by Mike Rappaport
I am not sure this 100% true, but it is pretty close: It's odd, isn't it, the persistence of such an archaic and, as the women's studies professor would say, gendered ritual? [read post]
10 Feb 2011, 5:40 pm by Mike Rappaport
I haven't been following the Egypt situation too closely, but it seems to me that Obama has been far more vocal in urging Mubarak to step down than he was about the Iranian Mullahs in 2009. [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 9:59 pm by Mike Rappaport
This past weekend, the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego held its second annual Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference. [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 4:34 pm by Mike Rappaport
Makes it to the New York Times (but only in John Tierney's column): "Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation," said Dr. [read post]
30 Jan 2011, 12:43 am by Mike Rappaport
Glenn Reynolds has been making the point that the Egyptian uprising might be more likely to result in good consequences if the Bush Administration had actually pursued its freedom agenda consistently and competently. [read post]
24 Jan 2011, 6:08 pm by Mike Rappaport
The New York Times has a quite interesting retrospective on Apple Computer -- something that the Times does well. [read post]
17 Jan 2011, 9:44 pm by Mike Rappaport
The Telegraph reports: However, Russian scientists working at the [Iranian nuclear] plant have become so concerned by Iran's apparent disregard for nuclear safety issues that they have lobbied the Kremlin directly to postpone activation until at least the end of the year, so that a proper assessment can be made of the damage caused to its computer operations by Stuxnet. [read post]
17 Jan 2011, 2:10 am by Mike Rappaport
In Why Originalism Is So Popular, Eric Posner, who is something of a rightwing nonoriginalist, emphasizes what I regard as two of the major criticisms of many originalist theories: First, that originalism requires a workable constitutional amendment system, but our system does not produce amendments. [read post]
14 Jan 2011, 4:23 pm by Mike Rappaport
One of my favorite stories each year is the publication of the Index of Economic Freedom. [read post]