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 2019

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States of Continuity Or State of Exception: Race, Law and Politics in the Age of Trump Symposium: Constitutional Law in the Trump Era, Devon W. Carbado

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Constitutional Maturity, Or Reading Weber in the Age of Trump Symposium: Constitutional Law in the Trump Era, Josh Chafetz

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Sex, Trump, and Constitutional Change Symposium: Constitutional Law in the Trump Era, Helen Hershkoff and Elizabeth M. Schneider

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Madison's Denials Book Review, Calvin H. Johnson

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The Reality Principle, Lawrence G. Sager and Nelson Tebbe

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Protecting the Nation from Honor Killings: The Construction of a Problem Symposium: Constitutional Law in the Trump Era, Leti Volpp

Submissions from 2018

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The Freedom of Non-Speech Book Reviews, Enrique Armijo

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Arguing about the Constitution: The Topics in Constitutional Interpretation, Jack M. Balkin

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Enforcing the Decisions of the People Book Reviews, Joel I. Colon-Rios

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But Maybe Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back Book Reviews, Martin S. Flaherty

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Reasoning through Clashes between Religion and Equality: Case Law, Skeptics, and Social Coherence Book Reviews, Michael A. Helfand

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The Constitutional Marriage of Personality and Impersonality: Office, Honor, and the Oath Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Paul Horwitz

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Special Justifications Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Randy J. Kozel

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Mostly Settled, but Right for Now Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Corinna Barrett Lain

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Supreme Court Norms of Impersonality Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Allison Orr Larsen

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Judicial Supremacy: Palladium of Liberty or Academic Paradox Book Reviews, Nelson Lund

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Subprecedents Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Jason Mazzone

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Stephen Presser's Love Letter to the Law, in Five Parts Book Reviews, Jesse Merriam

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Michael Klarman's Framers' Coup (and the News from Antifidelity) Book Reviews, Frank I. Michelman

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Ulysses S. Grant and the Lost Opportunity for Racial Justice Book Reviews, Robert J. Pushaw Jr.

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Making Sense of Equality Book Review Symposium: One Another's Equals: The Basis of Human Equality, Mark D. Rosen

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Single-Member Districts Are Not Constitutionally Required, Robert E. Ross and Barrett Anderson

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Precedent and the Semblance of Law Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Stephen E. Sachs

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On Treating Unlike Cases Alike Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Frederick Schauer

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Originalist Theory and Precedent: A Public Meaning Approach Book Review Symposium: Settled versus Right: A Theory of Precedent, Lawrence B. Solum

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The Rule of Law Sold Short Book Reviews, Richard Stacey

Submissions from 2017

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Family Reunification and the Security State, Kerry Abrams

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Do Judges Know Best?, James Allan

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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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Hate Speech, Public Assurance, and the Civic Standing of Speakers and Victims, Vincent Blasi

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Hate Speech Laws, Legitimacy, and Precaution: A Reply to James Weinstein, Alexander Brown

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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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Political Political Theory Theory, Jeremy D. Farris and William A. Edmundson

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Hate Speech--Definitions & Empirical Evidence, Katharine Gelber

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Redefining Parental Rights: The Case of Corporal Punishment, Cynthia Godsoe

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Constitutional Parentage, Joanna L. Grossman

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Taking Legitimacy Seriously: A Return to Deontology, Eric Heinze

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Creating Precedents Through Words and Deeds, Harold J. Krent

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

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The Doctor Requirement: Griswold, Privacy, and At-Home Reproductive Care, Yvonne Lindgren

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Intersectionality and the Constitution of Family Status, Serena Mayeri

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Me the People, Jason Mazzone

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Rational Basis "Plus", Thomas B. Nachbar

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The Family's Constitution, Douglas NeJaime

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Legitimacy and Hate Speech, Robert C. Post

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Free Speech and Obedience to Law, Frederick Schauer

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Hate Speech, Legitimacy, and the Foundational Principles of Government, Steven H. Shiffrin

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Republican Constitutionalism, Lawrence B. Solum

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Viewpoint Discrimination, Hate Speech Laws, and the Double-Sided Nature of Freedom of Speech, Adrienne Stone

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Formalism in Constitutional Theory, Cass R. Sunstein

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The Conditions of Legitimacy: A Response to James Weinstein, Jeremy Waldron

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Hate Speech Bans, Democracy, and Political Legitimacy, James Weinstein

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Viewpoint Discrimination, Hate Speech, and Political Legitimacy: A Reply, James Weinstein

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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Founding-Era Translations of the U.S. Constitution. Appendix, 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

Submissions from 2015

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The Glorious Revolution and the Rule of Recognition, James Allan

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South African Constitutional Doctors with Low Public Support, Or Bassok

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Popular Constitutionalism Contra Populism, Corey Brettschneider

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Corporate Speech & the First Amendment: History, Data, and Implications, John C. Coates IV

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Corporate Religious Liberty, Caroline Mala Corbin

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Judicial Popular Constitutionalism, Tom Donnelly

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"Frightening and High": The Supreme Court's Crucial Mistake About Sex Crime Statistics, Ira Mark Ellman and Tara Ellman

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Symposium Foreword, Ronald A. Fein

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Publics, Meanings & the Privileges of Citizenship, James W. Fox Jr.

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In Defense of Corporate Persons, Kent Greenfield

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Constitutional Faith, or Constitutional Stealth? -- the Puzzling Resurgence of American Monarchism, Daniel N. Hoffman

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Corporate Speech & the Rights of Others, Thomas W. Joo

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Rights and the Rule of Law in Third Way Constitutionalism, Jeff King

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Originalism All the Way Down?, Kurt T. Lash

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Intentionalism Justice Scalia Could Love, Hillel Y. Levin

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The Case for Modest Constitutional Instrumentalism, Yossi Nehushtan

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The Dark Future of Constitutionalism, Dennis Patterson

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Why Personhood Matters, Tamara R. Piety

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That We Are Underlings: The Real Problems in Disciplining Political Spending and the First Amendment, Jedediah Purdy

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Separation Anxiety: The End of American Religious Freedom?, Anna Su

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There Is Nothing that Interpretation Just Is, Cass R. Sunstein

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Is Hobby Lobby a Tool for Limiting Corporate Constitutional Rights?, Jennifer S. Taub

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Dog Whistling, the Color-Blind Jurisprudential Regime, and the Constitutional Politics of Race, Calvin TerBeek

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The Civic Dimensions of American Constitutionalism, George Thomas

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Corporate Democracy from Say on Pay to Say on Politics, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy