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22 May 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
Sandy Levinson’s classic work, Constitutional Faith, does so with immense clarity, laying much of the groundwork for future studies on the topic. [read post]
16 May 2020, 9:30 pm by Dan Ernst
Finally, it shows how the 'democratic' political party came to supplant the Supreme Court as the nation's preeminent constitutional institution.The book has been the subject of an excellent symposium over at Balkinization, with assessments by Greg Ablavsky (Stanford), Mary Bilder (Boston College), Jud Campbell (Richmond), Johnathan Gienapp (Stanford), Mark Graber (Maryland), Mark Killenbeck (Arkansas), and Sandy Levinson (Texas) and responses by the authors. [read post]
14 May 2020, 10:00 am by JB
Buckley's American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup (Encounter Books, 2020).In our recent book, Democracy and Dysfunction, Sandy Levinson (writing in 2015) proposed that if Donald Trump won the 2016 election, California and other western states might break away and form a nation of Pacifica. [read post]
13 May 2020, 6:00 am by JB
Next follows a terrific group of commentators-- who have all decided to go their own ways-- including Mark Graber (Maryland), Sandy Levinson (Texas), Michael Lind (Texas), Cynthia Nicoletti (Virginia), Ilya Somin (George Mason), Robert Tsai (American University), and myself. [read post]
12 May 2020, 6:30 am by Guest Blogger
  Sandy Levinson shrewdly notes that The Partisan Republic does not fit easily into the most familiar models of scholarship we have become accustomed to as academics. [read post]
11 May 2020, 10:00 am by Guest Blogger
  But it also made intellectual sense to sacrifice some attention to those who ultimately had less effect in shaping the Constitution of the 1830s in order to adequately develop the story of the white-male-supremacists’ campaign for herrenvolk democracy (a term revived by Sandy Levinson here). [read post]
29 Apr 2020, 7:00 am by JB
This week and next at Balkinization we are hosting a symposium on Gerald Leonard and Saul Cornell's book, The Partisan Republic: Democracy, Exclusion, and the Fall of the Founders' Constitution, 1780s-1830s (Cambridge University Press, 2019).We have assembled a terrific group of commentators, including Greg Ablavsky (Stanford), Mary Bilder (Boston College), Jud Campbell (Richmond), Johnathan Gienapp (Stanford), Mark Graber (Maryland), Mark Killenbeck (Arkansas), and… [read post]
29 Apr 2020, 6:30 am by JB
Sandy Levinson, The right book at the right time: Richard Albert on constitutional "adaptation"5. [read post]
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]