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 2015

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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

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Dividing Citizens United: The Case V. the Controversy, Laurence H. Tribe

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Three Arguments About War, Robert L. Tsai

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The Structure of the American Civic Sphere, Mariah Zeisberg

Submissions from 2014

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The Faces of Judicial Naiveté©, Kiel Brennan-Marquez

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Rethinking the Second American Revolution: Legal Tender and National Banking in the Civil War Era, Michael T. Caires

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The Ladies? Forget About Them. a Feminist Perspective on the Limits of Originalism, Mary Anne Case

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Conflict, Consensus & Constitutional Meaning: The Enduring Legacy of Charles Beard, Saul Cornell

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Charles Beard & the English Historians, Richard Drake

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The Interpretation of Constitutional History, or Charles Beard Becomes a Fortuneteller (with an Emphasis on Free Expression), Stephen M. Feldman

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Using Beard to Overcome Beardianism: Charles Beard's Forgotten Historicism and the Ideas-Interests Dichotomy, Jonathan Gienapp

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Beard & Uber-Beard, Mark A. Graber

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A Restrained Plea for Judicial Restraint, Lino A. Graglia

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Proportionality and Pretense, Grant Huscroft

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Ideas that Matter: Parting Thoughts on Charles Beard on the 100th Anniversary of an Economic Interpretation, Jessica K. Lowe

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Charles A. Beard & the Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis, Ajay K. Mehrotra

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A Conversation About Abortion Between Justice Blackmun and the Founding Fathers, Duane L. Ostler

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The Article III Fiscal Power, Adam Rosenzweig

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The Challenge of Supreme Court Biography: The Case of Chief Justice Rehnquist, Christopher W. Schmidt

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The End of Constitutional Law?, Adam Shinar

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Pulling Punches: Charles Beard, the Propertyless, and the Founding of the United States, Bartholomew Sparrow and Shannon Bow O'Brien

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Beard & Holmes on Constitutional Adjudication, Adrian Vermeule

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Charles Beard & Progressive Legal Historiography, G. Edward White

Submissions from 2013

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Race Matters, Larry Alexander and Maimon Schwarzschild

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Hate Speech Law and Disagreement, James Allan

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La Constituciì_N De Los Estados Unidos En Espaì±Ol: Un Servicio Para El Pueblo Americano, Jim Chen

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Court-Packing and Compromise, Barry Cushman

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Justice in Times of Transition: A Reflection on Transitional Justice, Fionnuala Nií Aolaíin

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Obligation, Anarchy, and Exemption, Micah Schwartzman

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The Challenge Of, and Challenges To, Originalism, Lee J. Strang

Submissions from 2012

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Racial Inclusion, Exclusion and Segregation in Constitutional Law, Michelle Adams

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Back to the Future, William D. Araiza

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Originalism-The Forgotten Years, Frank B. Cross

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The Committee of Detail, William Ewald

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The New Originalist Manifesto, James E. Fleming

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Ordered Liberty: A Response to Three Views, James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain

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The Court-Packing Controversy, Sheldon Gelman

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State Speech and Political Liberalism, Abner S. Greene

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Bringing It All Back Home?, Ken I. Kersch

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Some Realism About Constitutional Liberalism, Toni M. Massaro

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Stop the Fight for Women's Equality, Miranda McGowan

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The Citizen-Focused Account of the State, Bradley W. Miller

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The Constitutionality of a Limited Convention: An Originalist Analysis, Michael B. Rappaport

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Barack Obama's War on Terrorism, William E. Scheuerman

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Justice Scalia and the Art of Rhetoric, Jeffrey M. Shaman

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Turning Federalism Right-Side Up, Ilya Somin

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Some Internal Points of View and the Study of Law, Gr̩goire C.N. Webber

Submissions from 2011

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There Is No First Amendment Overbreadth (But There Are Vague First Amendment Doctrines); Prior Restrains Aren't "Prior"; and "As Applied" Challenges Seek Judicial Statutory Amendments, Larry Alexander

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A Thinker-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech, C. Edwin Baker

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Individual Autonomy and Free Speech: Editor's Note, Vincent Blasi

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Autonomy and Free Speech, Dale Carpenter

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Common Law Constitutional Interpretation: A Critique, Brannon P. Denning

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The Constitution and the Political Community, Michael C. Dorf

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Growing a Constitution, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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On Being "Bound Thereby", Alison L. LaCroix

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So Much to Rewrite, So Little Time...., Sanford Levinson

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Court-Packing and the Child Labor Amendment, Gerard N. Magliocca

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The Extraterritorial Constitution and the Rule of Law, Jenny S. Martinez

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Our Perfect, Perfect Constitution, Michael Stokes Paulsen

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Comment on Baker's Autonomy and Free Speech, T.M. Scanlon

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Comment on Shiffrin's Thinker-Based Approach to Freedom of Speech, T.M. Scanlon

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Should We Have a Liberal Constitution?, Louis Michael Seidman

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Reply to Critics, Seana Valentine Shiffrin

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Seana Shiffrin's Thinker-Based Freedom of Speech: A Response, Seana Valentine Shiffrin

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Freedom of Speech and Two Types of Autonomy, Steven H. Shiffrin

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Four Constitutional Limits that the Minimum Coverage Provision Respects, Neil S. Siegel

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Constitutional Hypocrisy, Girardeau A. Spann

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Abolishing Judicial Review, Mark Tushnet

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Speech Restrictions that Don't Much Affect the Autonomy of Speakers, Eugene Volokh

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Constitutionalism in the United Kingdom, W.J. Waluchow

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Free Speech and Political Legitimacy: A Response to Ed Baker, James Weinstein

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Seana Shiffrin's Thinker-Based Theory of Free Speech: Elegant and Insightful, But Will It Work in Practice?, James Weinstein

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Free Speech and Autonomy: Thinkers, Storytellers, and a Systematic Approach to Speech, Susan H. Williams

Submissions from 2010

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Telepathic Law, Larry Alexander

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Our Boggling Constitution; Or, Taking Text Really, Really Seriously, Anonymous Author

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The Interpretation/Construction Distinction in Constitutional Law: Annual Meeting of the AALS Section on Constitutional Law: Introduction, Amy Barrett

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Constructing the Constitutional Canon: The Metonymic Evolution of Federalist 10, Ian Bartrum

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Constitutional Constructions and Constitutional Decision Rules: Thoughts on the Carving of Implementation Space, Mitchell N. Berman

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The Constitutional Interpretation/Construction Distinction: A Useful Fiction, Laura A. Cisneros

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"A New Era of Openness?": Disclosing Intelligence to Congress Under Obama, Kathleen Clark

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The Vanity of Dogmatizing, Marc O. DeGirolami

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Obama's Constitution: The Passive Virtues Writ Large, Richard A. Epstein

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Presidents, Preemption, and the States, Michele E. Gilman

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Preemption Choice in Context, Michael S. Greve

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What Good Is Habeas?, Aziz Z. Huq

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Bush, Obama and Beyond: Observations on the Prospect of Fact Checking Executive Department Threat Claims Before the Use of Force, Leslie Gielow Jacobs

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National Security and the Article Ii Shell Game, Heidi Kitrosser

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Why Jack Balkin Is Disgusting, Andrew Koppelman

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Specifying Constitutional Rights, John Oberdiek

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Race, Religion and Nationality in Immigration Selection: 120 Years After the Chinese Exclusion Case, Liav Orgad and Theodore Ruthizer

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President Obama's Progress in Government Ethics, Richard W. Painter

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Racheting Back: International Law as a Constraint on Executive Power, Deborah N. Pearlstein

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Taking Shari'a Seriously. Book Review Of: The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State. Noah Feldman, Asifa Quraishi

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The Obama Administration. Fundamental Institutional Change, and the Constitutional Lawmaking System, Michael B. Rappaport

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Bush and Obama Fight Terrorists Outside Justice Jackson's Twilight Zone, Afsheen John Rasdan