John O. McGinnis

About John O. McGinnis

John O. McGinnis is the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern University. His recent book, Accelerating Democracy was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. McGinnis is also the co-author with Mike Rappaport of Originalism and the Good Constitution published by Harvard University Press in 2013 . He is a graduate of Harvard College, Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He has published in leading law reviews, including the Harvard, Chicago, and Stanford Law Reviews and the Yale Law Journal, and in journals of opinion, including National Affairs and National Review.

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Posts by John O. McGinnis:


Thick Originalism as a Constraint on Ideology


Thickening Originalism


The Classical Liberal Political Advantage


Politics and Liberty in Game of Thrones


Health Care Policy that Kills


Reviewing Epstein’s Classical Liberal Constitution


Classical Liberals have to Avoid the Nirvana Fallacy Too


Solutions to the Problem of Bureaucracy


The Problem of Bureaucracy


Economic Liberty–Part of the Constitution’s DNA


The Lived Constitution


America’s Unwritten Constitution


Charter Schools: A Democratic Move toward Liberty


Mr. de Blasio’s Reactionary School Policies


The Problem of Identity Politics


Clarifying Originalism: A Response to Randy Barnett


Judge Bork’s Unstoppable Ideas


Two Cheers for the CBO


Free Trade as an Instrument of Pax Americana


Obama’s Retreat From Free Trade