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(Constitutional Commentary, 1989)
GENDER JUSTICE is an avowedly liberal tract on the problems of gender discrimination in our society. It seeks to provide an alternative to the visions of both conservatives and radical feminists. The book fails in its ...
The Founders' Unwritten Constitution
(University of Chicago Law Review, 1987)
In seeking to understand and interpret our written Constitution, judges and scholars have often focused on two related issues: how did the founding generation understand the Constitution they created, and to what extent ...
The Gender of Judges
(Law and Inequality, 1986)
The breadth and variety of the topics discussed at the 1985 NAWJ Convention raise a troubling question: is there any longer a need for an association of women law judges? While a few of the discussions center around "women's ...
Selective Judicial Activism in the Equal Protection Context: Democracy, Distrust, and Deconstruction
(Georgetown Law Journal, 1984)
The equal protection clause, ambiguous in its language and its history,' has over the last three decades been transformed from the "last resort of constitutional arguments' into a significant force in shaping the American ...
The Early Virginia Tradition of Extra-Textual Interpretation
(Albany Law Review, 1989)
An Essay Concerning Toleration
(Minnesota Law Review, 1987)
This essay has suggested, through review of two recent works, how toleration theory can and cannot be used to provide a viable alternative to both moribund liberal ideas and the increasingly successful program of the new ...
Perspectives: Law in the Grand Manner
(Constitutional Commentary, 1985)
Being a Supreme Court justice must have been more fun in the eighteenth century than it is today. The caseload was lighter, and the Court was a social as well as a political center., The justices also apparently felt ...
Issue Manipulation by the Burger Court
(Minnesota Law Review, 1986)
Members of the dominant faction of the current Supreme Court are apparently trying to have their cake and eat it, too. In some contexts, the Court uses constitutionally grounded notions of judicial restraint to deny ...
Two Hundred Years Ago Today
(Law and Inequality, 1988)
There is a tendency in the bicentennial year-and especially this week-to idealize the events of 1787. We tend to presume that the men who wrote the Constitution were near-perfect demigods, who crafted a brilliant and ...
The Ninth Amendment: Righting an Unwritten Constitution
(Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1988)
As the recent Symposium in these pages indicated, the preliminary debate over the meaning of the ninth amendment is essentially over. Despite the diversity of views expressed in the Symposium, all but one contributor agreed ...