The Legacy of Mr. Spock: Reason and Reverence

The death last month of Leonard Nimoy reminds me of the time when Nimoy’s great character, Mr. Spock, met Abraham Lincoln. It was in 1969, in the third season of Star Trek, and the episode was called “The Savage Curtain.” A bizarre race of rock-like creatures, the Excalbians, stage “spectacles” with other life forms, to study…

An Active, But not an Activist, Judiciary

The judiciary should strike down only laws that clearly violate the meaning of Constitution. For this reason, Jack Balkin’s project…

Reforming Regulation: Article III Administrative Judges and More Radical Changes

In my last several posts (see here for links), I have written about the possibility of constraining the executive branch…

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Mike Rappaport
University of San Diego School of Law

Reforming Regulation: Article III Administrative Judges and More Radical Changes

In my last several posts (see here for links), I have written about the possibility…

Federalist Society Panel on Sexual Assault on Campus

This panel is a great summary of the various positions on the sexual assault issue. …

Reforming Regulation: Internal Constraints on Agencies

In three prior posts here, here, and here,  I have been exploring possible reforms that…

John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

An Active, But not an Activist, Judiciary

The judiciary should strike down only laws that clearly violate the meaning of Constitution. For…

The Most Influential Legal Organization

The Federalist Society is the most important civic organization formed in the last forty years.…

The Common Law Roots of the Duty of Clarity

In his brilliant book The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Bernard Bailyn wrote:…

Michael S. Greve
George Mason School of Law

Con “Law” Theory, New Haven-Style

Yale law professor Heather K. Gerken is among the country’s most prolific and creative federalism…

Elizabeth Warren’s World, and Mine

Some time ago in these pages I’ve expressed my grudging admiration for my native country’s…

No to Common Core, Yes to State Competition in Education

There’s been some good writing on Common Core—e.g. by Richard Reinsch on this site and…

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Reasons to be Cheerful: The Future of Legal Education

This is a time of turmoil in legal education, and, to a large extent, in higher education generally.  Enrollment in U.S. law schools has dropped to 1974 levels, yet there are more than fifty additional law schools now. Enrollments have fallen even at highly regarded schools, as illustrated by the announcement from Washington & Lee…

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