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2 Feb 2020, 11:48 am by Sandy Levinson
 The answer is not really, for a simple reason:  In terms of what Philip Bobbitt has labeled the "modalities" of constitutional argument, Dershowitz is focusing relentlessly on one of them, "textualism," which relies for its strength on a naive approach to language that can be summarized by "what meaning of 'no' do you not understand? [read post]
29 Jan 2020, 12:52 pm by Sandy Levinson
  But his principal fame now is as the author of the slender book recently republished by the Yale Press with much new material added by my friend and colleague Philip Bobbitt. [read post]
23 Jan 2020, 8:01 am by Hannah Kris
Philip Bobbitt analyzed Alan Dershowitz’s arguments in an op-ed about foreign affairs and executive power that Dershowitz put forth to defend President Trump’s conduct.. [read post]
23 Jan 2020, 4:24 am
"From "Alan Dershowitz’s Strange Constitutional Arguments on Impoundment and Foreign Policy" by Philip Bobbitt (Lawfare).If we take Bobbitt's approach to heart, everything depends on what Trump had in his mind. [read post]
20 Jan 2020, 7:18 am by Bob Bauer
In an updated edition of the Charles Black handbook on Impeachment, Philip Bobbitt pronounces as “absurd” the claim Dershowitz embraces about the scope of impeachable offenses. [read post]
16 Dec 2019, 3:27 pm by Josh Blackman
Philip Bobbitt writes that the House should pause the impeachment process. [read post]
5 Dec 2019, 7:05 am by Michael C. Dorf
Law professors and lawyers who are not originalists nonetheless think that original meaning is very important in constitutional interpretation; we just think it's often indeterminate and sometimes needs to be supplemented by other so-called "modalities" of constitutional law (H/T to Prof Philip Bobbitt for "modalities"). [read post]
6 Nov 2019, 6:10 am by Joe Hodnicki
Furthermore, like Philip Bobbitt’s typology of constitutional argument, this typology of constitutional irrelevancy serves more than just an organizational function. [read post]
5 Nov 2019, 8:31 pm by Lawrence Solum
Furthermore, like Philip Bobbitt’s typology of constitutional argument, this typology of constitutional irrelevancy serves more than just an organizational function. [read post]
8 Oct 2019, 7:34 am by Robert Black
” Professor Philip Bobbitt has cited Chief Justice Warren as a leading practitioner of argument from constitutional ethos, the bedrock American values—like fundamental fairness—embodied in our Constitution. [read post]
10 Jul 2019, 1:13 pm by Mary Whisner
& Philip Bobbitt, Impeachment: A Handbook (2018). [read post]
10 Jul 2019, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and director for the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School. [read post]
7 Mar 2019, 12:00 am by karen shephard
University of Texas at Austin School of Law – Philip Bobbitt, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, as part of the Faculty Colloquia series. [read post]
19 Jan 2019, 8:28 am by Lev Sugarman
On a similar note, Philip Bobbitt examined the issues at stake in indicting and prosecuting a sitting president. [read post]
15 Jan 2019, 10:13 am by Hadley Baker
Philip Bobbitt discussed the details of indicting and prosecuting a sitting president. [read post]
14 Jan 2019, 11:58 am by Philip Bobbitt
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, § 1563 (1833) The late Charles Black and I agreed that a sitting president may not be indicted (see pp. 111-112, 136 in Black & Bobbitt, Impeachment: A Handbook). [read post]
23 Dec 2018, 2:30 pm by David Lat
[Boston Globe] * In this elegant essay, Jane Chong uses two notable new books -- To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, and the updated edition of Charles Black's classic, Impeachment: A Handbook, with a new preface and additional chapters by by Philip Bobbitt (affiliate links) -- as the jumping-off point for reflections on impeachment, law, and politics. [read post]
22 Dec 2018, 6:17 am by William Ford
In response Laurence Tribe’s argument that a sitting president can be indicted, Philip Bobbitt asserted the opposite. [read post]