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28 Apr 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
***It is appropriate to begin with Sandy Levinson’s comment in this symposium because his extraordinary 1995 book on constitutional amendmentshowed me, for the first time, in 1998 or 1999, while I was still an undergraduate student at Yale, just how exciting studying constitutional amendment could be. [read post]
16 Apr 2020, 6:00 am by JB
This week and next at Balkinization we are hosting a symposium on Richard Albert's book, Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions (Oxford University Press, 2019).We have assembled a terrific group of commentators, including Erin Delany (Northwestern), David Landau (Florida State), Sandy Levinson (Texas), Eugene Mazo (Rutgers), and Julie Suk (CUNY).At the conclusion, Richard will respond to the commentators. [read post]
14 Apr 2020, 1:09 pm by Ilya Somin
Like Sandy Levinson, I agree we should not "fetishize" traditional elections. [read post]
16 Mar 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
A more appropriate word, to borrow from Jack Balkin and Sandy Levinson, might be executive “rot” given repeated speech from the administration that undermines public trust.Yet, as Norton observes, sometimes the truth or falsity of government speech determines whether such speech violates constitutional rights. [read post]
5 Jan 2020, 7:05 pm by Howard Bashman
” And at the “Balkinization” blog, Sandy Levinson has a post titled “The Unteachabilty of Brown v. [read post]
10 Dec 2019, 10:25 am by Guest Blogger
" Jack Balkin and Sandy Levinson both take issue with this, emphasizing the decidedly inegalitarian realities of the Fourteenth Amendment as well as of the religious and philosophical traditions underpinning the principle of reciprocity. [read post]
2 Dec 2019, 12:15 pm by Guest Blogger
But Sandy Levinson persuaded me that I was mistaken in asserting that there was one true interpretation of the case. [read post]
12 Nov 2019, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
  In its wake we have the welcome work of people like David, Sandy Levinson, Mark Graber, John Mikhail, Eric Lomazoff, and others too numerous to mention (and to whom I apologize for not doing so) giving those of us with much to learn the insights and raw material required to fill in and reshape our assumptions about the case and its importance. [read post]
11 Oct 2019, 8:15 am by JB
On Thursday, October 3d, the Harvard Law School Law Library hosted an event Sandy Levinson's and my new book, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019). [read post]
14 Aug 2019, 6:00 am by JB
Sandy Levinson, Lessig, "translation," and institutional legitimacy.8. [read post]
13 Aug 2019, 2:48 pm by Guest Blogger
For the symposium on Lawrence Lessig, Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2019).I am grateful to Jack Balkin and the Balkinization blog for the careful and powerful collection of review essays based on my book Fidelity & Constraint (2019). [read post]
25 Jul 2019, 5:50 pm by Howard Bashman
“Reflections on Tushnet, Primus, Gorsuch, and the Law School Curriculum”: Sandy Levinson has this post at the “Balkinization” blog. [read post]
15 Jul 2019, 11:13 am by David Super
     Sandy Levinson, my former teacher whom I respect enormously, reads my post on the increasing opacity of the congressional appropriations process and askswhether I would agree that Congress has rendered itself illegitimate. [read post]
1 Jul 2019, 6:30 am by Mark Graber
A little over a year ago, Sandy Levinson and I published a paper arguing that Donald Trump should not enjoy all the Article II powers of past presidents. [read post]
28 Jun 2019, 7:30 am by Guest Blogger
WhittingtonAs I recently noted, Repugnant Laws has now been published by the University Press of Kansas in its excellent Constitutional Thinking series edited by Sandy Levinson and Jeff Tulis. [read post]
24 Jun 2019, 7:30 am by Guest Blogger
For the symposium on Lawrence Lessig, Fidelity and Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2019).Ryan D. [read post]
24 Jun 2019, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
The book extends Lessig's theory of constitutional fidelity as translation to argue that the Supreme Court has, over its history, balanced the obligation of fidelity to meaning with the obligation of fidelity to the judicial role.We have assembled a terrific group of commentators, including Pamela Brandwein (Michigan), Ryan Doerfler (Chicago), Mark Graber (Maryland), Sandy Levinson (Texas), Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), John Mikhail (Georgetown), and Larry Solum (Georgetown)At… [read post]
24 Jun 2019, 6:30 am by JB
The book extends Lessig's theory of constitutional fidelity as translation to argue that the Supreme Court has, over its history, balanced the obligation of fidelity to meaning with the obligation of fidelity to the judicial role.We have assembled a terrific group of commentators, including Pamela Brandwein (Michigan), Ryan Doerfler (Chicago), Mark Graber (Maryland), Sandy Levinson (Texas), Gerard Magliocca (Indiana), John Mikhail (Georgetown), and Larry Solum (Georgetown)At… [read post]
21 Jun 2019, 10:30 am by JB
Sandy Levinson, Why Ken Kersch's Book is an Indispensable revelation about our constitutional situation5. [read post]