• Andrew Sullivan

    I wanted to note Andrew Sullivan’s retirement from blogging, which he announced yesterday. I am a blogger because my CoOp colleagues gave me a chance in 2009. I wanted to become a blogger because of Andrew Sullivan. As a loyal re ...

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  • LBJ Discusses the Supreme Court

    I’ve posted before about Lyndon Johnson’s blunt tactics with respect to the Supreme Court (talking Justice Arthur Goldberg into leaving to become UN Ambassador, making Ramsey Clark AG to get Tom Clark off the Court, etc.) In 1968, Chief Justice Warren attempted to ...

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  • Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 1

    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our January 2015 issue: ARTICLES Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J. Martin, & Randall S. Thomas, An Empirical Analysis of Noncompetition Clauses and Other Restrictive Postemployment Covenants, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2015). Amanda Frost, Inferiority Complex: Should State Courts Follow Lower Federal Court Preced ...

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  • Jonathan Chait, Don’t be an Asshole

    In today’s New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait has published a tone-deaf article against liberal efforts to call people out for saying or writing offensive things. Chait uses every empty, meaningless phrase it takes to write such an article: “political correctness,” “language police,” “censorship,” and “thought-criminal.

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  • ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15

    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank are the editors of an excellent publication, Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014). Included are a valuable chapter on the origins of the discipline by the three editors, “Three tales of two texts: an introduction to law and the humanities,” by Kathryn Abrams, a section on Ideas of Justice from the bibl ...

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  • A Word Missing From the Constitution

    The answer is “Governor.” The Constitution never refers to the Governor of a State. The phrases used instead are “executive authority” or “executive officer.” I’m not sure why. One possible answer is that at least one state in 1787 did not have a Governor, but instead relied on some form of collective executive. (I still need to research that.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Presidential Gerrymandering

    A great deal of attention is given to partisan gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts. What receives less attention, though, is the fact that there is a strong norm against gerrymandering within the Electoral College. A state that usually votes one way in presidential elections could be taken over by the other party and change its method of allocating electoral votes.

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