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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 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 ...
(Tulane Law Review, 1989)
Michael Perry's thoughtful jurisprudential musings in Morality, Politics, and Law get most things just right. His framework of moral knowledge and a constitution of aspirations resonates with much of the best of contemporary ...
The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution: A Lawyers' Guide to Contemporary Historical Scholarship
(Constitutional Commentary, 1988)
In the past twenty years, historians have greatly enriched our knowledge of the eighteenth-century ideas that underlie the Constitution. Much of this scholarship has been devoted to rediscovery of eighteenth century ...
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 ...
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)
Separation of Powers: Asking a Different Question
(Williamn and Mary Law Review, 1989)
What I find most intriguing about Professor Casper's essay1 is its historical description of the founders' attitude not so much toward "separation of powers," but toward separation of powers "questions." In other words, I ...
(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 ...
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 ...