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19 Mar 2012, 8:00 am by Glenn Reynolds
IN THE MAIL: From Sanford Levinson, Framed: America’s 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance. [read post]
8 Mar 2012, 8:27 pm by Ilya Somin
(Ilya Somin) In this recent post, University of Texas constitutional law professor Sanford Levinson calls for a reassessment of our federal and state constitutions: [I]nstead of being fixated on what the Constitution means, one instead asks whether the Constitution, given a stipulated meaning that may in fact not be at all difficult to discern, is in fact wise. [read post]
6 Feb 2012, 3:25 am by New Books Script
25 new acquisitions for the Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 1 from 2012: Successions et libe? [read post]
26 Jan 2012, 7:24 am by Glenn Reynolds
As Sanford Levinson has noted, though, their traditions are not ours: Such analyses provide the basis for Edward Abbey’s revision of a common bumper sticker, “If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns.” 67 One of the things this slogan has helped me to understand is the political tilt contained within the Weberian definition of the state — i.e., the repository of a monopoly of the legitimate means of violence 68 — that is so commonly… [read post]
18 Jan 2012, 12:00 pm by Tomiko Brown-Nagin
 Sanford Levinson (Texas--Law & Political Science) offers a fascinating response to Greene. [read post]
17 Jan 2012, 2:03 pm by Dan Ernst
  Participants include Jack Balkin, Sanford Levinson, Mark Graber, Eric Foner, Aviam Soifer, Alexander Tsesis and Rebecca Zietlow [read post]
17 Jan 2012, 5:44 am by Lawrence Solum
The closest subway stop is 116th street (1 train). 9.00am: Opening Remarks 9.15-10.30am: Panel I: Thirteenth Amendment in Context · Jack Balkin-Yale Law School & Sanford Levinson-University of Texas School of Law [co-presenting] · Mark Graber-University of Maryland School of Law · George Rutherglen-University of Virginia School of Law Moderator: Prof. [read post]
4 Jan 2012, 12:55 pm by Harvard Law Review
  In this response, Professor Sanford Levinson questions whether the vitriol visited upon anticanonical cases, whether by lawyers or the laity, is necessarily defensible. [read post]
22 Sep 2011, 6:16 pm by Glenn Reynolds
Meanwhile, on the subject of constitutional conventions and amendments, there’s also this new issue of the Tennessee Law Review, featuring contributions by everyone from Richard Epstein to Sanford Levinson to Randy Barnett. [read post]
21 Sep 2011, 1:58 pm by ct286
Event location:  122 Event time:  Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:10pm - 7:00pm Please join Jack Balkin and Visiting Professor Sanford Levinson as they discuss Professor Balkin's newest work: Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World.During this book talk, Balkin will argue that the American constitutional project is… [read post]
18 Sep 2011, 7:53 am by Ilya Somin
A number of liberal legal scholars, such as Sanford Levinson, believe it’s a bad idea to give some states fifty times greater representation per capita in the Senate than others. [read post]
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]