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 1995

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Hate Speech and the Constitution., Murray Dry

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The One Senator, One Vote Clause., William N. Eskridge Jr.

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Comparing Federal Courts "Paradigms"., Richard H. Fallon Jr.

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Book Review: Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress. by Carol M. Swain., Daniel A. Farber

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Our (Almost) Perfect Constitution., Daniel A. Farber

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Poverty and Discrimination: Notes on American Apartheid, Daniel A. Farber

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Book Review: Reclaiming the Federal Courts. by Larry W. Yackle., Barry Friedman

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Book Review: Judicial Power and American Character: Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age. Robert F. Nagel., Mark A. Graber

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The Passive-Aggressive Virtues: Cohens V. Virginia and the Problematic Establishment of Judicial Power., Mark A. Graber

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Unnecessary and Unintelligible., Mark A. Graber

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The Nominee Is ... Article V., Stephen M. Griffin

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Dualist Constitutional Theory and the Republican Revolution of 1800., John J. Janssen

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A Natural Aristocracy?, Randall Kennedy

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Book Review: Defending the Devil: My Story as Ted Bundy's Last Lawyer. by Polly Nelson., Victor H. Kramer

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To the Editors of Constitutional Commentary, Victor H. Kramer

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Book Review: The Supreme Court & Constitutional Theory, 1953-1993. by Ronald Kahn., Daniel Krislov

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"Neither Force nor Will"., Lewis H. LaRue

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Presidential Elections and Constitutional Stupidities., Sanford Levinson

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The Carolene Products Footnote and the Preferred Position of Individual Rights: Louis Lusky and John Hart Ely Vs. Harlan Fiske Stone., Peter Linzer

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Book Review: Critical Judicial Nominations and Political Change: The Impact of Clarence Thomas. by Christopher E. Smith; Justice Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court's Conservative Moment. by Christopher E. Smith., Kevin T. McGuire

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A Moot Court Exercise: Debating Judicial Review Prior to Marbury V. Madison., Donald F. Melhorn Jr.

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Always Under Law?, Frank I. Michelman

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The Last Centrifugal Force., Robert F. Nagel

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What Is the Constitution's Worst Provision?, Robert C. Post

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Old People and Good Behavior, L. A. Scot Powe

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A Deweyan Perspective on the Economic Theory of Democracy., Margaret Jane Radin

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Divided Suffrage., Jeffrey Rosen

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The Constitution of Fear., Frederick Schauer

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Criminal Procedure as the Servant of Politics., Louis Michael Seidman

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Our Unconstitutional Senate., Suzanna Sherry

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Incidental Restrictions of Speech and the First Amendment: A Motive-Based Rationalization of the Supreme Court's Jurisprudence., Srikanth Srinivasan

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Review Essay: Unfrozen Caveman Justice Reviewing Hugo Black: A Biography. by Roger K. Newman., Gary Stein

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How to Violate the Constitution Without Really Trying: Lessons from the Repeal of Prohibition to the Balanced Budget Amendment., Laurence H. Tribe

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The Whole Thing., Mark Tushnet

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The Project of the Harvard Forewords: A Social and Intellectual Inquiry., Mark Tushnet and Timothy Lynch

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Busting the Hart & Wechsler Paradigm., Michael Wells

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The Nomination of Justice Brennan: Eisenhower's Mistake? a Look at the Historical Record, Stephan J. Wermiel

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The Dangers of the Union by Henry Wheaton. Edited and with an Introduction by James E. Pfander, Henry Wheaton and James E. Pfander

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The Dangers of the Union. by Henry Wheaton. Edited and with an Introduction by James E. Pfander., Henry Wheaton and James E. Pfander

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Book Review: Liberalism at the Crossroads. by Christopher Wolfe and John Hittinger., Michael Zuckert

Submissions from 1994

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Puerto Rico and the Constitution: Conundrums and Prospects., T. Alexander Aleinikoff

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Constitutional Theory and Constitutionally Optional Benefits and Burdens., Larry Alexander

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History, Theory, and the Constitution, Herman Belz

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Of Gnarled Pegs and Round Holes: Sunstein's Civic Republicanism and the American Constitution: A Review Essay of the Partial Constitution. by Cass R. Sunstein., Robert W. Bennett

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A Heterodox Catechism., Paul Campos

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The Constitutional Law Songbook, Jim Chen

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Discrimination Against New State Citizens: An Update., William Cohen

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Book Review: Legitimacy and History: Self-Government in American Constitutional Theory. by Paul W. Kahn., Daniel O. Conkle

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Book Review: The Constitution, Law, and American Life: Critical Aspects of the Nineteenth Century Experience. Edited by Donald C. Nieman., Michael Kent Curtis

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How American Judges Interpret the Bill of Rights., Norman Dorsen

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Free Speech in Political Philosophy and Its Relation to American Constitutional Law: A Consideration of Mill, Meiklejohn, and Plato., Murray Dry

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We the Exceptional American People., James E. Fleming

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Leadership and Majoritarianism: A Response, Barry Friedman

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Book Review: The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers Jurisprudence. by Howard Gillman., Herbert Hovenkamp

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Who Teaches Constitutional Law?, Deborah Jones Merritt

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Authorizing Constitutional Text: on the Purported Twenty-Seventh Amendment., Sanford Levinson

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The Forgotten Constitutional Moment., Michael W. McConnell

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Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court: Expertise Within the Appellate Bar., Kevin T. McGuire

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Reconceiving Interpretive Autonomy: Insights from the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions., Wayne D. Moore

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The Gospel According to Dworkin., Michael J. Perry

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Were the Framers of the Constitution Pc?, James E. Pfander

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Lani Guinier, Joseph Biden, and the Vocation of Legal Scholarship., Robert C. Post

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Does Footnote Four Describe?, L. A. Scot Powe

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Book Review: Apple of Gold: Constitutionalism in Israel and in the United States. by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn., Michel Rosenfeld

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Book Review: A New Constitutionalism: Designing Political Institutions for a Good Society. by Stephen L. Elkin and Karol Edward Soltan, Eds., Charles R. Shipan

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The Supreme Courte, Judicial Review, and the Public: Leadership Versus Dialogue, Michael E. Solimine and James L. Walker

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Style and the Supreme Court's Educational Role in Government., Mark Tushnet

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Book Review: The Federalist: Design for a Constitutional Republic. by George W. Carey., Michael P. Zuckert

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The New Rawls and Constitutional Theory: Does It Really Taste that Much Better?, Michael P. Zuckert

Submissions from 1993

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The Public/Private Distinction and Constitutional Limits on Private Power., Larry Alexander

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Remember the Thirteenth., Akhil Reed Amar

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Private Power, the Press, and the Constitution., C. Edwin Baker

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Book Review: The Intelligible Constitution. by Joseph Goldstein., Thomas E. Baker

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Book Review: Legal Hermeneutics: History, Theory, and Practice. Edited by Gregory Leyh., Paul Campos

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Meaning and Professionalism in American Law., Paul D. Carrington

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Book Review: Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court. by H.W. Perry, Jr., Dan T. Coenen

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Harm, Morality, and Feminist Religion: Canada's New-But Not So New- Approach to Obscenity, Daniel O. Conkle

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Correspondence, Philip A. Dynia and Harry V. Jaffa

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Dred Again: Originalism's Forgotten Past, Christopher L. Eisgruber

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The Littlest Rebel: James J. Kilpatrick and the Second Civil War, Garrett Epps

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Book Review: Privacy, Intimacy, and Isolation. by Julie C. Inness., Daniel A. Farber

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Book Review: Democracy and Deliberation: New Directions for Democratic Reform. by James S. Fishkin., Michael Fitts

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Book Review: The British Constitution Now: Recovery or Decline? by Ferdinand Mount., Edward B. Foley

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Private Power and the Constitution, John H. Garvey

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The Pressure of Precedent: A Critique of the Conservative Approaches to Stare Decisis in Abortion Cases., Michael J. Gerhardt

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A Constitutional Conspiracy Unmasked: Why "No State" Does Not Mean "No State"., Mark A. Graber

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Free Speech and Constitutional Transformation., Daniel Hildebrand

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Simon Greenleaf on Desuetude and Judge-Made Law: An Unpublished Letter to Francis Lieber., Michael H. Hoeflich and Ronald D. Rotunda

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The State Action Doctrine, the Public/Private Distinction, and the Independence of Constitutional Law., Richard S. Kay

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Review Essay: The New Home Economics: A Review of Sex and Reason. by Richard A. Posner., Jane E. Larson

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Constitutional Law: Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Distinction., Frances Olsen

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Book Review: Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions. Edited by Paul Finkelman and Stephen E. Gottlieb., John V. Orth

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Book Review: Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby. by Stephen L. Carter., Daniel R. Ortiz

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Book Review: John Marshall Harlan: Great Dissenter of the Warren Court. by Tinsley E. Yarbrough., Michael E. Parrish

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Book Review: The Constitution in Conflict. by Robert A. Burt., Michael Stokes Paulsen

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Book Review: The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights. by James W. Ely, Jr., Carol M. Rose

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Book Review: Transforming Free Speech: The Ambiguous Legacy of Civil Libertarianism. by Mark A. Graber., Norman L. Rosenberg

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Reconstructing Erie: A Comment on the Perils of Legal Positivism., George Rutherglen

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Book Review: Metaphor and Reason in Judicial Opinions. by Haig Bosmajian., Eileen A. Scallen

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Book Note: The Carrot or the Stick for School Desegregation Policy. by Christine Rossell., Thomas J. Schumacher