What do law professors and most academics do during their “summer vacations”? Ironically, the last thing most of us do is go on vacation. Instead, freed from the toils of committee meetings and teaching duties, we work–we do massive amounts of reading, write every day, and generally devote ourselves to our scholarly projects. By way of example, I am looking forward to reading the following newly-created scholarly works on constitutional originalism this weekend, all of which popped up in my Twitter feed earlier this week:
- Josh Blackman, “Originalism and Stare Decisis in the Lower Courts” (14pp.);
- Saul Cornell, “Reading the Constitution, 1787–91: History, Originalism, and Constitutional Meaning” (25pp.); and
- John Mikhail, “Is the Constitution a Power of Attorney or a Corporate Charter?” (34pp.).