Constitutional Commentary was founded in 1984 and is one of the few faculty-edited law journals in the country. It enjoys a wide following among legal scholars, historians, political scientists and others interested in constitutional law and history. Part of its popularity is due to the editors’ preference for “shorter and less ponderous articles” as opposed to the more lengthy and heavily footnoted articles found in traditional law reviews.

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Submissions from 2017

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Which Republican Constitution?, Jack M. Balkin

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In Defense of Constitutional Republicanism: A Reply to Criticisms of Our Republican Constitution, Randy E. Barnett

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Countering the Majoritarian Difficulty, Amy Coney Barrett

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Republicanism and Natural Rights at the Founding, Jud Campbell

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Objects of Interpretation, Richard Ekins

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Randy Barnett’s Critique of Democracy (and John Marshall?), Sanford Levinson

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Me the People, Jason Mazzone

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Republican Constitutionalism, Lawrence B. Solum

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Formalism in Constitutional Theory, Cass R. Sunstein

Submissions from 2016

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The Construction of Original Public Meaning, Jack M. Balkin

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On Jim Fleming’s Anti-Originalism, Sotirios A. Barber

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The Document and the Drama, William Bennett

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The Staying Power of Erroneous Dicta: From Curtiss-Wright to Zivotofsky, Louis Fisher

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Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: A Response to Six Views, James E. Fleming

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Intelligent or Unintelligent Fidelity?, Imer B. Flores

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Silent Concurrences, Greg Goelzhauser

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Rethinking Judicial Supremacy, Lino A. Graglia

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The Meming of Substantive Due Process, Jamal Greene

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Legislative Power and Judicial Power, John Harrison

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Originalism’s Curiously Triumphant Death: The Interpenetration of Aspirationalism and Historicism in U.S. Constitutional Development, Ken I. Kersch

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Discretionary Dockets, Randy J. Kozel and Jeffrey A. Pojanowski

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What One Can Learn from Foreign-Language Translations of the U.S. Constitution, Sanford Levinson

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Reading DeBoer and Obergefell through the “Moral Readings versus Originalisms” Debate: From Constitutional “Empty Cupboards” to Evolving Understandings, Linda C. McClain

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Dutch and German Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution, Christina Mulligan, Michael Douma, Hans Lind, and Brian Quinn

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Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution, Christina Mulligan, Michael Douma, Hans Lind, and Brian Quinn

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A Biography of Madison’s Notes of Debates, Jack Rakove

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Fidelity to the Best Version of Ourselves, Lawrence Sager