Constitutional Law

Empty Chairs

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

The sudden deaths of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia ignited political firestorms regarding the appropriate timeline for confirming a new justice […]

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Reforming the Presidency: How Far is Far Enough?

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

Donald Trump will soon leave the White House. And when he does, Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith tell us, reform is in order. Trump’s attacks on institutions and political opponents, […]

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My Own Liberator: A Conversation with Dikgang Moseneke

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Summer 2020 | Volume 104 Number 2

During a lunch-hour event with students at Duke Law School in February, David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute, interviewed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of the […]

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Judicial Review and Parliamentary Supremacy

Judicial Review & Parliamentary Supremacy

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

The American version of judicial review stands alone — and almost never stood at all If Chief Justice John Marshall could have been transported on Dr. Who’s “Tardis” back to […]

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Getting Hotter: Climate Change in the Courts

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

POINT / COUNTERPOINT Climate change has taken center stage politically and socially. As fires raged in Australia, glaciers continued a steady melt, and the winter of 2020 tracked to become […]

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Stevens, J., Dissenting: The Legacy of Heller

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Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Second Amendment scholars discuss the late Justice John Paul Stevens’s contributions to one of the nation’s thorniest debates During his 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens […]

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Justice Kennedy speaking at 2019 Bolch Prize ceremony

Advancing the Rule of Law

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Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Excerpts from the 2019 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law ceremony On April 11, 2019, the Bolch Judicial Institute presented its inaugural Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law […]

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51 Imperfect Solutions: State and Federal Judges Consider the Role of State Constitutions

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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

Judge Jeffrey Sutton is one of our most respected and admired federal appellate judges. He has served on the Sixth Circuit, with chambers in Columbus, Ohio, since his appointment to […]

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A Blinding, An Awakening, and a Journey Through Civil Rights History

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Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him […]

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The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition

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Spring 2019 | Volume 103 Number 1

My title is “The Emergence of the American Constitutional Law Tradition,” and what I want us to think about today is the process by which American constitutional law came to […]

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