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Note: this is the first in a series of five blog posts responding to Larry Solum’s defense of public meaning originalism. Our friend and colleague Larry Solum, a law professor at Georgetown, recently wrote this statement on behalf of Neil … Continue reading
We mentioned previously that our colleagues Will Baude (University of Chicago) and Stephen Sachs (Duke University) posted to SSRN a fascinating paper titled “The Law of Interpretation” to be published in the Harvard Law Review early next year. In their … Continue reading
Stare decisis, or the principle of binding precedent, means that a decision made by a court is binding on that court itself in future cases and on all inferior courts in the same legal jurisdiction. The rationale for this principle is the … Continue reading
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, William Baude and Stephen Sach recently posted on SSRN an 85-page magnum opus titled “The Law of Interpretation.” (By the way, on the bottom of each page of their article, there is an … Continue reading
William Baude (University of Chicago) and Stephen E. Sachs (Duke University) recently posted on SSRN an important paper titled “The Law of Interpretation.” (How important? Their paper will be published in the Harvard Law Review–that important!) Law professors like Baude and … Continue reading
Read the full essay by Carl Richards describing the “Lucky Fool Syndrome” (or self-attribution bias) here.
Is this a tautology? Hat tip: IamtheWG (via imgur).
The venerable New Republic recently published an anti-gun diatribe by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, a young writer living in Toronto. Her essay is provocatively titled “It’s time to ban guns. Yes, all of them.” Not satisfied with just banning guns, we … Continue reading
Not long ago we published a formal paper titled Gödel’s Loophole in which we identify and distinguish between Gödelian and non-Gödelian design defects in the U.S. Constitution, loopholes that could potentially lead to the creation of a constitutional dictatorship within the existing … Continue reading