• Is there a Sexual Assault Crisis on College Campuses? Yes and No.

    No matter what position you take in discussing rape and sexual assault policy, you can point to some statistic(s) to support your argument. That is largely due to the low quality and/or limited utility of a lot of data about sexual violence. If you do not have any interest in the truth, you can simply pick the statistic you prefer over the ones contrary to your narrative.

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  • Happy Constitution Day!

    On this solemn anniversary I ask that the American people rejoice in the wisdom of their Constitution. I ask that they guarantee the effectiveness of each of its parts by living by the Constitution as a whole. I ask that they have faith in its ultimate capacity to work out the problems of democracy, but that they justify that faith by making it work now rather than twenty years from now.

    1 readers - Gerard Magliocca/ Concurring Opinions
  • Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Rights

    What was the original understanding of a bill of rights? This is one of the questions that my next book will address. A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it lacked a bill of rights. Most people know this essay because of his claim that a bill of rights was dangerous because it implied the existence of powers not enumerated.

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  • Local Government and Global Urbanization

    The world’s future looks to be an urban one. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The planet’s urban population will increase from about 2.5 billion to over six billion, with ninety percent of that growth estimated to occur in Africa and Asia.

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  • 31.1 (First Amendment News) Proposed amendment to 1st Amendment fails — A brief history of it all

    We must preserve our Bill of Rights including our rights to free speech. We must not allow officials to diminish and ration that right. We must not let this proposal become the supreme law of the land. – Senator Chuck Grassley, Sept. 10, 2014 Text of First Amendment on stone tablet facing Pennsylvania Avenue — the Newseum It’s over now, the campaign to amend the First Amendment.

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  • AALS?

    My springboard today is a post about the AALS (Am. Assn of Law Schools) asking whether law schools really need the AALS and perhaps hinting that law schools can cut from their budget their annual fee to it. My accounting supports this view. First, my own use of the AALS, then an accounting if its pursuits.

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  • The Illustrated Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth of Classical Theories of Contract Law

    Follow: Previous Post The Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights Our Books Recent PostsRecent Comments Contract Law & Beyond The Illustrated Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth of Classical Theories of Contract Law Constitutional Law The Supreme Court and the Bill of Rights Constitutional Law FAN 31 (First Amendment News): “Freedom from Speech” — a timely broadside General Law Originalism and Irr.

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  • CJ Katzmann speaks at NYU Law on new statutory interpretation book

    Dean Trevor Morrison and Chief Judge Robert Katzmann at N.Y.U. Law School Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit, visited New York University Law School last evening to speak on his new book Judging Statutes (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book grew out of a Madison Lecture Katzmann delivered at the Law School on October 18, 2011.

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