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31 Aug 2011, 4:47 pm by Lawrence Solum
Carrie Menkel-Meadow (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted The Variable Morality of Constitutional (and Other) Compromises: A Comment on Sanford Levinson's Compromise and Constitutionalism (Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 38, pp. 903-914, 2011) on SSRN. [read post]
2 Aug 2011, 2:01 pm by Frank Pasquale
In Constitutional Redemption, Jack Balkin addresses Sanford Levinson’s distinction between constitutional “catholics,” who look for a “central source of interpretive authority,” and “protestants,” who “might recognize the authority of the political branches, social movements, and even individual citizens to interpret the Constitution. [read post]
1 Aug 2011, 6:22 am by Alexander Tsesis
Balkin’s perspective is positioned with the leanings of scholars like Mark Tushnet, , Sanford Levinson, William Eskridge, and Larry Kramer, who regard social and political movements to be important actors for “shifting the boundaries” of what are considered to be reasonable and plausible alternatives to existing inequalities. [read post]
25 Jul 2011, 8:18 am by Elie Mystal
“Nobody would argue,” said Sanford Levinson, a law professor at the University of Texas, “that Section 4 is clear in its meaning, other than at the time everyone thought that the South, if they ever got back in control, would not pay Civil War debt. [read post]
14 Jul 2011, 10:32 pm by Lawrence Solum
” —Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law “So much is controversial nowadays, but not so the set age limits for public service in Washington. [read post]
16 Jun 2011, 9:35 pm by uwlegalscholarship
This void was illustrated by Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law in his essay, The Vanishing Book Review in Student-Edited Law Reviews and Potential Responses, 87 Texas L. [read post]
9 Jun 2011, 2:29 pm by Lawrence Solum
This void was illustrated by Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law in his essay, The Vanishing Book Review in Student-Edited Law Reviews and Potential Responses (87 TEXAS L. [read post]
9 Jun 2011, 2:15 pm by Alfred Brophy
This void was illustrated by Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law in his essay, The Vanishing Book Review in Student-Edited Law Reviews and Potential Responses (87 Texas L. [read post]
9 Jun 2011, 2:06 pm by StephanieWestAllen
This void was illustrated by Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law in his essay, The Vanishing Book Review in Student-Edited Law Reviews and Potential Responses (87 TEXAS L. [read post]
22 May 2011, 2:36 pm by Lawrence Solum
Introduction The counter-majoritarian difficulty may be the best known problem in constitutional theory. [read post]
22 Apr 2011, 9:27 pm by Ilya Somin
The symposium includes contributions by well-known constitutional law scholars such as co-blogger Randy Barnett, Jared Goldstein, and Sanford Levinson. [read post]
8 Apr 2011, 10:57 am by Eugene Volokh
The first issue features an article by Stuart Chinn of the University of Oregon School of Law, with commentary by Bruce Ackerman of the Yale Law School and Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas School of Law.* The Congressional Record, FantasyLaw Edition, is a student-edited journal (formerly an adjunct to the Green Bag) focusing on empirical analysis of the activities of federal legislators.And we will be introducing at least one additional journal in the next issue of… [read post]
20 Mar 2011, 10:05 am by JB
This conference is one of a series of academic events connected to the Constitution in 2020 project.Over the next two weeks speakers at the conference will be posting short essays about their work on Balkinization.Conference ScheduleThursday, March 31: Dinner for conference participantsFriday, April 1Introduction and Welcome9:00am-9:15am• Sanford Levinson University of Texas• Reva Siegel, Yale• Jack Balkin, YalePanel One:9:15am-10:45amEquality and Positive Rights in… [read post]
15 Mar 2011, 9:35 pm by almaraz
Along with Dean Paul Brest and Professors Sanford Levinson, Jack Balkin, and Reva Siegel, Professor Amar is the co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. [read post]
5 Mar 2011, 5:55 am by Lawrence Solum
"--Sanford Levinson, Centennial Chair in Law and Professor of Government, University of Texas-Austin, and author of Our Undemocratic Constitution "Opponents of presidential power may be discomfited by Posner and Vermeule's argument that the imperial presidency is unavoidable in the modern world. [read post]
2 Feb 2011, 7:03 pm by Jeff Gamso
It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.Chief Justice John Marshall, Marbury v. [read post]
21 Jan 2011, 1:18 pm by Alfred Brophy
Friedman, Notes toward a Sociology of Human Rights 25 Mark Tushnet, The Warren Court and the Limits of Justice  26 Elizabeth Borgwardt, “Constitutionalizing” Human Rights: The Rise and Rise of the Nuremberg Principles PART V THE PAST AND FUTURE OF LEGAL HISTORY 27 Yochai Benkler, Transformations in the Digitally Networked Environment  28 Sanford Levinson and Jack M. [read post]
20 Jan 2011, 7:30 am by Ilya Somin
By contrast, “foot voters” choosing a jurisdiction in which to reside have much stronger incentives to acquire information and use it rationally; the decisions they make are individually decisive.The rest of the symposium contains interesting and important articles on constitutional design by leading scholars in law and other disciplines, including Larry Alexander, Richard Epstein, James Fishkin, William Galston, Sanford Levinson, Guido Pincione, and Fernando Teson. [read post]
18 Jan 2011, 3:53 pm by Brannon Denning
  He surveys some proposals for fundamental constitutional change put forward by Sanford Levinson and Larry Sabato, but concludes that to change the Constitution one need only become politically active—even on a very small scale—elect people who share your vision and wait for the Court (and the Constitution) to catch up (p.173). [read post]