Mike Rappaport

About Mike Rappaport


Professor Rappaport is Darling Foundation Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. Professor Rappaport is the author of numerous law review articles in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  His book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, which is co-authored with John McGinnis, will be published by the Harvard University Press in 2013.  Professor Rappaport is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he received a JD and a DCL (Law and Political Theory).

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David McCulloch’s 1776

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Recently, I read McCulloch’s book on the first year of the Revolutionary War and I wanted to recommend it to readers.

The book is interesting throughout, with some unexpected discussions such as that of the debate in Parliament about whether

Originalism and McCutcheon: Part II — Possible Alternative Bases for Protecting Contributions

Originalism and McCutcheon

More on Game of Thrones

Government Wrongdoing and the Need for Oversight

Responding to Tim Sandefur

Lawrence Walsh and the Abuse of Power

More on Tesla and Government Privileges for Auto Dealers

Originalism and Judicial Review – Part II: The Textual Arguments

Dianne Feinstein: Whose Ox is Being Gored?

Tesla, Christie, and Competition

Judicial Candor and the New Deal Settlement

Originalism and Judicial Review – Part I: The Mistaken Opinion of the Previous Generation

The Growing Originalist Case for Brown v. Board of Education

The Progress of Originalism as an Academic Field

Why is Brown So Important?

The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind

Conference on Richard Epstein’s The Classical Liberal Constitution

Harry and Hermione

A Record Year for Exonerations

The FDA and Multiple Sclerosis