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Constitutional Law

Constitution

1996

University of Michigan Law School

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Progress And Constitutionalism, Robert F. Nagel May 1996

Progress And Constitutionalism, Robert F. Nagel

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Robin West, Progressive Constitutionalism: Reconstructing the Fourteenth Amendment


Words That Bind: Judicial Review And The Grounds Of Modern Constitutional Theory, John A. Drennan May 1996

Words That Bind: Judicial Review And The Grounds Of Modern Constitutional Theory, John A. Drennan

Michigan Law Review

A Review of John Arthur, Words That Bind: Judicial Review and the Grounds of Modern Constitutional Theory


Pragmatism And Parity In Appointments, Yxta Maya Murray Jan 1996

Pragmatism And Parity In Appointments, Yxta Maya Murray

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This review uses Carter's two foci as a springboard for analyzing the Article II, Section II appointment process. First, Carter's discussion of indecency in modern appointments may be a valuable theoretical insight into the process instead of a mere sociological observation. "Indecency" in appointments, or what is known as "borking" in Carter parlance, may also be a symptom of race and gender bias in the administration of the Article II, Section II power. To ameliorate the effects of this bias, I suggest the incorporation of pragmatism (a thread of philosophical and legal thought) and parity concepts into the ...


Theorists' Belief: A Comment On The Moral Tradition Of American Constitutionalism, Jospeh Vining Jan 1996

Theorists' Belief: A Comment On The Moral Tradition Of American Constitutionalism, Jospeh Vining

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The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism is one of those rare works that leads us to face, at the center of law and legal thought, the largest questions about human life and human purpose. There is a special reader's shudder, a certain gestural shift in the chair, reserved for that moment of realizing where one is being led-not to the edge, but to the center, so that the questions become insistent, and whatever we and others say and do in the face of them becomes our response to them.